Lady

Kenioun Cooper

Country, pop, rock, island, blues, R&B - all mashed up together sometimes. You just can't pin this guy down. But this one is for love.

Lady is the third full album by Kenioun Cooper and it's dedicated to the woman who's stood by his side all that time. From a rock song about an electric first date to the title cut looking back, that joining of rings is celebrated. There are a few other streams in the collection as well, for instance, Git Mr. Debt, a song co-written with Dave Somerville and intended for him to record but he passed away a few months too soon and KC was left to cut the track, hope we did ok for the guy who made 16 hits for the Diamonds.

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Easy Torch

Trish

Here's a tune I wrote for TRISH - who you'll find somewhere between Norah Jones and Patti LaBelle. Trish and the Party Train - blue eyed soul at its best.

Another great arrangement by Frank Starchak, sounds of 70's and 80's soul music, tossed into the blender and blended with elements of the post-Millenium, offering multiple ear worm entry points to the listener.

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Grab Bag

Kenioun Cooper

Half-country but you can't keep Coop down on the farm. Not while there's swing, blues, pop rock, and parrotheads out there. But then according to Coop, even Tosca sung with enough twang now counts as country.

Singer-songwriter Kenioun Cooper has written for The Coasters, Skatalite Lester Sterling, and Diamond Dave Somerille among others. Grab Bag is his second album as a performer although he's released some Gospel and Christmas music (even an animation) and a couple of very scary Halloween songs, the latest by Sun Arrow artist Sarah Starchak.

Grab Bag is a collection of country songs and a handful of other genres Coop favors.. Check out his work with the soon-to-be discovered group "Big Torque" for some R&B. In Grab Bag, you'll find a parrot head tune, a pop anthem, a swing tune, and others, not just country. All sung with a richly resonant voice running from deep bass to high tenor and singing all the harmonies as well.

Tour plans for 2017 are firming up for a short fall tour and venues and dates will be announced as they firm up. The Big Red Bus is all fixed and ready to roll.

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Clowns in the Woods

Sarah Starchak

Creepy Clowns are being found around the world. With Halloween upon us, someone has told the truth about...clowns.

Halloween Clown music for scary, creepy clowns. Who are they and why did they do that? Sarah Starchak tells you why. If you see clowns in the woods, keep walking, friend, maybe even run.

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Bad Taste in Boys

Sarah Starchak

A pair of songs from Sarah Starchak, criss-crossing several musical boundaries and folding in a large taste of the past.

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Me Know Jamaica

Lester Sterling

Lester Sterling of the famous Skatalites letting his horn tell you all about the Jamaica he knows and loves. This is also the first time Lester has sung lead since the 1960's. A charming, refreshing visit to the islands.

Lester Sterling plays a great sax, he's been a sideman on many jazz records. But it was being there at the creation of Ska music and being part of the birth of Reggae which came out of Ska, that gave Lester his star on the Yellow Brick Road. Now a young 80, still in good voice, still playing great sax, still dancing like a pixie onstage and leaving audiences delighted from Japan to Spain, from Jamaica to Los Angeles. Open your ears, Granddaddy Ska has another tune for you.

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Wyoming Ring

Kenioun Cooper

A lot of uptempo rowdy fun with a few salutes to classic country.

Oklahoma born and bred, Kenioun Cooper likes that rowdy country sound and rattles off lyrics like a machine gun. He can sing a tearjerker too and covers the bases of modern and classic Country & Western music. A product of church choirs, he was first exposed to gospel music through his great Aunt Iva Lee, a holy-roller pastor with a radio show. A Methodist youth minister, Kenioun felt certain that his poor aunt would go to hell for such disrespectful music playing in the House of the Lord and his occasional reprimands to her only brought peals of laughter from a preacher with a church full of electric guitars and tambourines.

A teen Christmas present of a Sears Silverstone electric altered his perceptions. And the lousy action on the guitar built iron calluses on his fingertips. But over the years, he traded up to a Les Paul and Takamine, both a joy to play by comparison. Kenioun started singing professionally in the rock musical Hair, playing at the New Locust in Philadelphia with pal Danny Beard, later of the 5th Dimension.

Moving into acting, he joined The Groundlings, an LA improv company and in the company song class learned he had a gift for writing songs. After all, once you learn to make them up on the spot, it's pretty easy when you have the whole day. Seeking financial security, he found his way into the voiceover world and worked in sound studios for decades recording promos, commercials, and narrations.

Joined forces with Producer/Arranger Frank Starchak, recording began on Wyoming Ring in late 2012 and the album was recently completed, all legal papers in order, cover shots taken and time to let if fly.

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Knee Deep in Doo Wop

The Deltona Transfer

This was a studio tight-harmony production. Forget the pic, they're models. It was three singers, two males and one female. Kenioun Cooper wrote it and sang baritone and bass.

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He's in the Mix (A Tribute to Carl Gardner)

The Original Coasters

The Original Coasters tribute to their leader and original lead singer, Carl Gardner.

The Original Coasters are an R & B group that started in October 1955. The original members of The Coasters were Carl Gardner, Billy Guy, Bobby Nunn and Leon Hughes. In 1957 both Bobby Nunn and Leon Hughes were replaced by Cornell Gunter and Will (Dub) Jones. In 1956, The Coasters released their first hit “Down In Mexico” which sold 500,000 copies and in 1957, they topped the R&B charts and made the pop Top Ten with their double-sided single “Searchin’” and “Young Blood.”

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