Cozy Cole

Born 17 October 1909. Died 29 January 1981
Cozy Cole
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1909-10-17
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Cozy Cole

Cozy Cole Biography (Wikipedia)

William Randolph "Cozy" Cole (October 17, 1909 – January 9, 1981) was an American jazz drummer who had hits with the songs "Topsy I" and "Topsy II". "Topsy II" peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and at No. 1 on the R&B chart. It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc. The track peaked at No. 29 in the UK Singles Chart in 1958. The recording contained a long drum solo and was one of the few drum solo recordings to make the charts at Billboard magazine. The single was issued by Love Records, a small record label in Brooklyn, New York. Cole's song "Turvy II" reached No. 36 in 1959.

William Randolph Cole was born in 1909 in East Orange, New Jersey. His first music job was with Wilbur Sweatman in 1928. In 1930 he played for Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers, recording an early drum solo on "Load of Cole". He spent 1931–33 with Blanche Calloway, 1933–34 with Benny Carter, 1935–36 with Willie Bryant, 1936–38 with Stuff Smith's small combo, and 1938–42 with Cab Calloway. In 1942, he was hired by CBS Radio music director Raymond Scott as part of network radio's first mixed-race orchestra. After that he played with Louis Armstrong's All Stars.

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Turvy Part 1
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Turvy Part 1
Wingy Manone, Buck Scott, Gus Fetterer, Chu Berry, Ernie Hughes, Zeb Julian, Sid Jacobs, Cozy Cole & Wingy Manone
My Honey's Loving Arms
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My Honey's Loving Arms

My Honey's Loving Arms

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Wingy Manone
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Buck Scott
Gus Fetterer
Chu Berry
Ernie Hughes
Zeb Julian
Sid Jacobs
Wingy Manone
Chu Berry
Hot Mallets
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Hot Mallets
Lionel Hampton
Shufflin' At The Hollywood
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Shufflin' At The Hollywood
Lionel Hampton
Sweethearts On Parade
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Sweethearts On Parade

Sweethearts On Parade

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Lionel Hampton
Louis Armstrong, Bobby Hackett, Jack Teagarden, Peanuts Hucko, Ernie Caceres, Johnny Guarnieri, Al Casey, Al Hall & Cozy Cole
Rockin' Chair
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Rockin' Chair
Cozy Cole
Father Co-operates
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Father Co-operates
Cozy Cole
Topsy Part 2
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Topsy Part 2
Billie Holiday
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
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What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Dave Barbour
More Than You Know
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More Than You Know

More Than You Know

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Dave Barbour
Ben Webster
Artie Shaw
MILDRED BAILEY
Ziggy Elman
Teddy Wilson
John Kirby
Composer
MILDRED BAILEY
Jonah Jones
After You've Gone
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After You've Gone
Bud Freeman and His Windy City Five
The Buzzard
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The Buzzard
James Sherman, Bobby Bennett, Mack Walker, Jonah Jones, Stuff Smith & Cozy Cole
Old Joe's Hittin' The Jug
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Old Joe's Hittin' The Jug

Old Joe's Hittin' The Jug

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James Sherman, Bobby Bennett, Mack Walker, Jonah Jones, Stuff Smith & Cozy Cole
James Sherman, Bobby Bennett, Mack Walker, Jonah Jones, Stuff Smith & Cozy Cole
After You've Gone
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After You've Gone

After You've Gone

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James Sherman, Bobby Bennett, Mack Walker, Jonah Jones, Stuff Smith & Cozy Cole
James Sherman, Bobby Bennett, Stuff Smith, Jonah Jones, Micky Waller & Cozy Cole
You'se A Viper
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You'se A Viper

You'se A Viper

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James Sherman, Bobby Bennett, Stuff Smith, Jonah Jones, Micky Waller & Cozy Cole
James Sherman, Bobby Bennett, Stuff Smith, Jonah Jones, Micky Waller & Cozy Cole
I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
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I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music

I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music

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James Sherman, Bobby Bennett, Stuff Smith, Jonah Jones, Micky Waller & Cozy Cole
Pete Brown, Bobby Hackett, Leonard Feather's All-Star Jam Band, Benny Carter, Joe Marsala, Billy Kyle, Hayes Alvis & Cozy Cole
Twelve Bar Stampede
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Twelve Bar Stampede

Twelve Bar Stampede

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Pete Brown, Bobby Hackett, Leonard Feather's All-Star Jam Band, Benny Carter, Joe Marsala, Billy Kyle, Hayes Alvis & Cozy Cole
Billie Holiday
I Wished on the Moon
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I Wished on the Moon
Billy Taylor, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson & Cozy Cole
'Swonderful
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'Swonderful

'Swonderful

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Billy Taylor, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson & Cozy Cole
Bunny Berigan
One, Two, Button Your Shoe
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One, Two, Button Your Shoe
Cozy Cole
Cozy's Mambo
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Cozy's Mambo
Cozy Cole
Topsy II
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Topsy II

Topsy II

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Topsy 2
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Topsy 2
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