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Leroy "Hog" Cooper
nato il 31.8.1928 a Dallas, TX, Stati Uniti d'America
morto il 15.1.2009 a Orlando, FL, Stati Uniti d'America
Alias Leroy Cooper
Links www.allmusic.com (Inglese)
Leroy Cooper (musician)
Leroy "Hog" Cooper (August 31, 1928 – January 15, 2009) was a jazz and R&B baritone saxophonist, most known for his 20-year association, some of the time as musical director/bandleader, with Ray Charles.
From 1948 to 1951, Cooper toured with Ernie Fields' territory band.
A childhood friend of David "Fathead" Newman, in 1954 the two played together in the sax section backing Lowell Fulson on his first single for Chess Records, "Reconsider Baby".
Cooper also played, recorded or toured with Lightnin' Hopkins, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lowell Fulson, the Righteous Brothers, Dr. John, Del Shannon, Bobby Short, and Joe Cocker. Performed locally in Orlando till the time of his death with the Smokin' Torpedoes & Josh Miller Blues Band.
- with Ray Charles
- with Hank Crawford
- 1960: More Soul
- 1962: From the Heart
- 2000: Low Flame, High Heat
- 1954: "Reconsider Baby" – Lowell Fulson (Chess)
- 1975: Hollywood Be Thy Name – Dr. John
- 1978: Luxury You Can Afford – Joe Cocker
- 1988: Big News from Baton Rouge!! – Kenny Neal
- 1990: Return to the Wide Open Spaces – David Newman
- 1990: Noble & Nat – Noble "Thin Man" Watts and Nat Adderley
- 1991: Walking on Fire – Kenny Neal
- Jasinski, Laurie E. (2011) Handbook of Texas Music. Texas A&M University Press At Google Books. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
- Fulson biography allmusic. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- Biography allmusic. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
- Lydon, Michael (2004) Ray Charles: Man and Music, p. 140. Routledge At Google Books. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
- Credits: Texas Blues allmusic. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
- Credits: Boogie Uproar: Texas Blues and R&B 1947–1954 allmusic. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
- “Musician in Charles band” Los Angeles Times Retrieved May 18, 2013.
- Credits: Home and Away: The Complete Recordings 1960–1970 allmusic. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
- Credits: Collectables Classics allmusic. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
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