Stephen Cook

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Stephen Cook is a freelance writer who lives in San Francisco. He has written for an assortment of local publications including Diablo Magazine and the now defunct Ipso Facto magazine. His contributions…
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Stephen Cook is a freelance writer who lives in San Francisco. He has written for an assortment of local publications including Diablo Magazine and the now defunct Ipso Facto magazine. His contributions to the All Music Guide include coverage of jazz, jazz vocals, soundtracks, soul, rock steady, dub, country and rock. In addition to these styles, Stephen enjoys listening to classical, metal, r&b and blues as well as Brazilian and Cuban music. His other interests include cinema, literature, history, tennis, cycling and good food. Besides writing, his music related experience is comprised of stints as a concert promoter and DJ at San Diego State University. In 1996 he completed his BA in English Literature at San Francisco State University. ~ Stephen Cook

Desert Island List (in no particular order)

Afghan Whigs - 1965

Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello - Painted From Memory

Burt Bacharach - The Look of Love-Rhino Box Set

Elvis Costello - Get Happy

Charlie Rich - Lonely Weekends

Little Anthony and The Imperials - Best of

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key of Life

Keith Jarrett - Standards, Vol. 2

John Zorn - Naked City

XTC - Skylarking

Ray Price - She Wears My Ring

Everything But The Girl - Eden

Joao Gilberto - Amoroso/Brasil

Vinicius Cantuaria - Tucuma

Roots Radics - Roots Splashdown

Stan Getz - Cool Velvet/Voices

Neil Young - On The Beach

Willie Colon - Grandes Exitos

Nat King Cole and George Shearing - Nat King Cole Sings - George Shearing Plays

Earth Wind and Fire - All 'n' All

Wilco - Being There

Lee Morgan - The Procrastinator