Brunswick decided to revive the name in February 1924 and continued to use it until late 1925 as a pseudonym for a small group drawn from the ranks of the New York-based Ray Miller Orchestra. At this stage the Miller band included both Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, saxophonist Frank Trumbauer, and coincidentally Miff Mole, who proved the only holdover from the earlier incarnation of Cotton Pickers. On these later Cotton Pickers sides it is Trumbauer and Mole who see most of the action, the latter spectacularly so on "Down and Out Blues."
The final 1929 batch of Cotton Pickers records, made seemingly as an afterthought, were also coordinated by Ray Miller. By that time the hot soloists of 1925 had moved on to other things, but the last sessions features vocal choruses by Libby Holman and Dick Robertson. While the name "Cotton Pickers" may have been intended as nothing more than a generic designation for hot music from Brunswick, as you can see from the names listed above, Cotton Pickers were anything but "generic."