- Released: January 11, 2000
- Label: Challenge
- 1.I'm Gonna Charleston Back to Charleston
- 2.Here Comes My Ball and Chain
- 3.Louder and Funnier
- 4.Kansas City Kitty
- 6.Flamin' Mamie
- 7.Night Hawk Blues
Full performer name: Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra.
Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra includes: Carleton Coon, Joe Sanders (leaders).
Now almost forgotten, the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra was one of the most popular dance bands of its day. This collection, pieced together from rare 78s and nicely remastered, is a gem of light swing and Dixieland jazz. Featuring fine soloists and a rather silly nature, this music is pure fun, reminiscent of Roy Shield's Little Rascals scores. The liner notes offer some nice background on the band, and a bit of historical perspective as well. ~ Tim Sheridan