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Jack Cooke

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A teenage Jack port Cooke told his sister “I’m by no means likely to work. I’ll let this acoustic guitar do it for me personally.” In hindsight, it may look prophetic rather than teenage folly, nonetheless it was in fact the bass that switched the Virginia local into among bluegrass’ most revered music artists. Cooke got his begin in 1955 when he supported Ralph and Carter Stanley within the Stanley Brothers’ back-up music group, the Clinch Hill Boys. A 12 months later he started a four-year stint in Expenses Monroe’s Bluegrass Males, this time performing double responsibility on vocals. In 1960 he created his own music group, the Virginia Hill Males, and spent another 10 years leading the group — which at one stage claimed the recognized Del McCoury as an associate — while moonlighting in Earl Taylor’s music group combined with the Stoneman Family members. In 1970 he reunited with Ralph Stanley, created a fresh Clinch Mountain Males, and trapped with the music group through numerous trips and recordings. He was still an associate of the music group in 2006 when he made a decision to moonlight once more and launch the solo recording Sittin’ together with the entire world. The recording was made by Jim Lauderdale and released around the Pinecastle label.

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Full Name Vernon Crawford "Jack" Cooke
Died December 1, 2009, Norton, Virginia, United States
Profession Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Education Malvern Collegiate Institute
Nationality American, Canadian
Spouse Marlene Ramallo Chalmers, Marlene Ramallo Chalmers, Suzanne Elizabeth Martin, Barbara Jean Carnegie
Children Jacqueline Kent Cooke, John Kent Cooke, Ralph Kent Cooke
Parents Nancy Marion Jacobs Cooke, Ralph Ercil Cooke
Music Groups Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys
Music Songs Mountain Dew, Will You Miss Me, Clinch Mountain Backstep, Gloryland, Pretty Polly, Man of Constant Sorrow, Little Maggie, I Am the Man, Thomas, I'm Going That Way, Rank Stranger, How Mountain Girls Can Love, Train 45, Cry From the Cross, Going Up Home to Live in Green Pastures, The Lonesome River, Love Me, Darling, Just Tonight, Two Coats, You're Drifting On, Rocky Island, Lost in the Lonesome Pines, Little Birdie, She's Looking at Me, Bound to Ride, Step Out in the Sunshine, All I Ever Loved Was You, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Old Country Church, Monroe's Hornpipe, Great High Mountain, Deep Well of Sadness, Hard Times, I Feel Like Singing Today
Albums Sittin' On Top Of The World, Bill Monroe's Greatest Hits


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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2008-2010 TV Series camera utilities - 86 episodes
Rachael Ray 2007-2008 TV Series camera utilities - 2 episodes
Bear in the Big Blue House 1998 TV Series camera utilities - 1 episode

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How I Live Now 2013 production runner
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 1999/II TV Series utilities
Bear in the Big Blue House 1999 TV Series utilities - 2 episodes

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Wake Up England! The Day that Morning was Broken 2011 Short Tony Wright

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