The Key West Junkanoos

The Key West Junkanoos

Employed by the City of Key West, the Junkanoos were led by bassist Bill Butler, pianist Lofton "Coffee" Butler, and featured percussionists Charles Allen, Kenny Rahming, Joe Whyms and Alvin Scott. They appeared often at the Florida Folk Festival from 1977-1991. The Key West Junkanoos have distilled the sounds of the junkanoos parades' marching bands into their own repertoire of original material, as well as performing classic Calypso tunes such as "The John B. Sails," "Island in the Sun" and "Yellow Bird."





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