Todd Rhodes

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... read moreTodd Rhodes' career can be easily divided into two parts. He studied early on at the Springfield School of Music (1915-17) and the Erie Conservatory (1919-21), not only as a pianist but as a writer. Rhodes was the pianist and one of the main arrangers for McKinney's Cotton Pickers from 1922-32 and ...

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Rocket 69
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Your Daddy's Doggin' Around
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Pot Likker
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Blues For The Red Boy
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Page Boy Shuffle
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Biography

Active: 1940s-1960s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Todd Rhodes' career can be easily divided into two parts. He studied early on at the Springfield School of Music (1915-17) and the Erie Conservatory (1919-21), not only as a pianist but as a writer. Rhodes was the pianist and one of the main arrangers for McKinney's Cotton Pickers from 1922-32 and 1933-34, appearing on most of the band's most important recordings. After leaving The Cotton Pickers, Rhodes settled in Detroit, playing locally for years. By 1946 he had switched to R&B and recorded extensively as a leader from 1947-54 (mostly for King) plus as a sideman on dates by Dave Bartholomew and Wynonie Harris. After his R&B period ended, Rhodes slipped back into obscurity but he had made his mark on music history twice. ~ Scott Yanow~ Rovi

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