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1929:

Duke Ellington Cootie William Added: 2008-06-26 Cootie Williams replaces Bubber Miley on trumpet in the Duke Ellington band. Cootie has to learn to use mutes and growls like Bubber and these effects become Duke's signature. Ellington does his first recording of the “The Mooche”.
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