Will Marion Cook
January 31, 2009 12:08 PM   Subscribe

"Will Marion Cook is a name to reckon with in the history of black American music." Many of us have never heard of him, but with a recent recording of his work available, along with a new biography, now would be a good time to catch up and swing along.
posted by Pater Aletheias (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just got through the "Invisible Men" chapter of Alex Ross's The Rest Is Noise before school overtook my reading habits. Ross's listening guide to the book, on his blog, has the chorus of Cook's "On Emancipation Day." I don't think that's in any of your links, apologies if it is.

Thanks for the post!
posted by felix grundy at 12:23 PM on January 31, 2009

Yeah, I just read about him in The Rest is Noise, too. Sure wish there were links to some music here.
posted by Faze at 6:58 AM on February 1, 2009

This link under "catch up" goes to a Fresh Air program where several of Cook's songs are played.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 10:46 AM on February 1, 2009

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