photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

Alfred Mosher Butts, The Duke and Cootie

In 1933 Alfred Mosher Butts, an out-of-work architect from Poughkeepsie, New York, decided to invent a board game

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

©David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

extreme close up – Scrabble tile

 

Canon 1Dx with 65mm MP-E lens

 

“Playing ‘bop’ is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.”

– Duke Ellington

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I know Caravan isn’t bop, but this image I found on the interwebs, of Cootie William’s actual sheet music for Caravan is too cool not to include here.

Alfred Mosher Butts to Duke Ellington to Cootie Williams in one post. Thank you, Goodnight!

 

SeymoreButts

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Some great B&W footage of trumpet great, Cootie Wiliams  backing up Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, the Douglas Brothers @ the 1:40 mark, and Laurel Watson @  2:55

 

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