Jim Cook and the Taylormacs
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Webpage: http://cdbaby.com/cd/jimcook
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Description: Jim Cook band plays with full instrumentation, Funny tunes, Sad tunes, historical tunes: Jim cook sings, the great Jerry Swallow plays fender guitar (telecaster). Jim Cook & Taylor McKinnon write all their own stuff including arrangements.
Biography: Jim Cook was borne in Inez Kentucky and toured the Eastern Seaboard Circuit for over five years with such steller country music groups as Keith Whitley and the Osburn brothers. On this CD he teams up with the nationally renouned Lead Picker Jerry Swallow on Telecaster. Jerry Swallow Led the Tanya Tucker Band for five years. The twelve songs on this CD were co-wrtten by Jim Cook, Ray Cook and producer Taylor McKinnon Who plays Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Drums,Fiddle, and provides vocal harmony. The Jim Cook band plays out of San Bernardino CA with Jim Cook as lead singer and Band Leader. The band presently plays local veterans groups dances such as VFW and American Legion plus local venues. Co-writer on some of these songs is Ray Cook from Inez Kentucky and Taylor McKinnon from Birmingham Alabama. Jim and taylor have started a record company called "holly "records expressly to market Jim Cooks band but may take other artists if the enterprise succeeds!Steve Morales is on bass,Carlos Cassini on drums. Customers wishing to communicate with Jim Cook may E-mail him at jcook36@neo.rr.com
Press Release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Taylor B. (909)862-3666 TaylorMAC1@juno.com TAYLOR MCKINNON RELEASES JIM COOK San Bernardino, CA, 5 August 2004 The Jim Cook Band has had its first CD album realeased by TaylorMAC Productions, Holly Records. The CD called keeping it countrycontains twelve songs, all stone country: not the bubblegum music coming out of Nashville now and ephumistically called COUNTRY MUSIC. Jim Cook who hails from Inez Kentucky has been writing and playing country music(the real stuff,) since boyhood where he sang in church. This experience still shows in his music as Jim has remained a devoutly spiritual man despite the number of years he served as a deputy sheriff in Kentucky , and the episodes he endured while dealing with the more tawdryaspects of life, Arresting bootleggers,whores and crooked gamblers. Jim Cooks songs and his rugged voice are a perfect compliment to the emotional goals of his songs. He has created his own band in San Bernardino California where the Jim Cook Band performs in various venues,including Veterans organizations such as the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has had considerable success marketing his albums on such E-net stores as CDBABY.COM, This has gotten him into the number one position once ,and the number two position twice on the Nashville Independent Rating Charts You may contact Jim Cook through his producer Taylor McKinnon,6144 Orange knoll Ave San Bernardino Ca 92404, or TaylorMAC Productions,PO Box 381, Patton Ca 92369, or calling (909)862-3666. Jim may be seen,, heard, and bought on various web sites and record stores. Search for Jim Cook on CDBABY.com or on Jetspeedrecords.com or Statuerecords.com or Towerrecords.com, or on Tricopolisrecords.com Other CD albums realeased by Jim Cook and Taylor McKinnon have been everything I do turns to cashand The Victors all available on the aforementioned web sites. He was described by a Nashville publisher as more cash than cashbut his Merle Haggard influence is evident. ###