STUDIO SESSION FOR KEN COOK
AT THE MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE FOR SUN RECORDS 1958

SUN RECORDING STUDIO
706 UNION AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 1958
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - SAM C. PHILLIPS,
JACK CLEMENT AND/OR STAN KESLER

Ken Cook was primarily a rockabilly singer and pianist is almost completely obscure, born on May 13, 1937 at Ranger, Texas, but on his only country recording here on this session at Sun he also adapted a country song and the old Carter Family favourite ''I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes'' is transformed into a tribute to ''Jenny''.

All we know is that Roy Orbison brought him from Texas to Sun Records. Cook had an almost astonishing vocal similarity to Roy, and Sam Phillips was persuaded to issue one single by him on Phillips International. For his part, Orbison always refused to talk about Cook, leading to speculation that maybe Ken Cook was bonking Roy's girlfriend, Claudette while Roy was on tour.

Ken Cook's "Problem Child" was recorded on September 4, 1958 that also produced Ken's first single ''Crazy Baby'' b/w ''I Was A Fool'' (PI 3534) for Phillips International. To that point, Roy's version of ''Problem Child'' hadn't been released. Ken Cook died on April 27, 2004.

05 - "(I'M THINKIN' OF YOU ALL THE TIME) JENNY"* - B.M.I. - 2:47
Composer: - Ken Cook
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - September 4, 1958
Released: - 1976
First appearance: - Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30117-B-5 mono
SUN - THE ROOTS OF ROCK - VOLUME - VOLUME 10 - SUN COUNTRY
Reissued: - July 6, 2012 Internet iTunes MP3-14 mono
THE ROOTS OF ROCK - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL 40 ROCK SONGS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Ken Cook - Vocal*
Roy Orbison - Lead Guitar
Billy Riley - Guitar
Jack Clement - Bass
James M. Van Eaton - Drums
Charlie Rich - Piano

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