Welcome to the website for Nashville, TN based producer/songwriter/musician/performer Sam Cooper, Jerricat Music (SESAC), Jericat Music (BMI), Red Heart Records, Red Heart Music. Sam hosted SAM'S JAMS at Bobby's Idle Hour from 2014 to 2019, a weekly songwriter party on Wednesdays from noon to 8 pm on Music Row in Nashville. He also hosted Sam's Monday Night Songwriter Showcase at the legendary Gold Rush in Nashville from 2018 to 2019. All music on the "songs" page here are written/co-written and/or produced/co-produced by Sam. Many of the recordings also feature him on lead vocals. For hundreds of photos and latest information related to Sam, please visit Facebook and Reverbnation using samcooperjericatmusic. He has put up Facebook pages for the events he hosted, including photo albums. To contact Sam, send a message with full name and contact information directly to jericat@yahoo.com.

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Sam is a songwriter in Nashville, TN who wants YOU to record his songs. This is the main website for Sam Cooper, Red Heart Records, Jerricat Music (SESAC), Jericat Music (BMI), Red Heart Music. Here's a good cross section of the various styles drawn from his song vast catalog, but it's, by no means, close to the width of it. He produces music of many genres regularly in Nashville. To contact Sam directly--jericat@yahoo.com.

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615-469-4067
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SAM COOPER

All listening is FREE! Check out the albums or the song list for a good eclectic and/overwhelming variety! Thanks for visiting!

Born in Richmond, VA, Sam moved to NJ in 1972 at 19. He loved sound early on. 1st grade--he started on drums--& quit when forced to use a practice pad--he wanted to hit a real drum. Grade 4, he started playing trumpet and guitar. With no formal musical training or guidance and encouragement from family or counselors, Sam gained confidence getting gigs without actually looking for them. It had not dawned on him that he could study music-related courses before he dropped out of college his sophomore year or that he'd make money performing or writing songs until he played guitar and sang in bands. He learned other instruments and how to produce/engineer to create music in genres that had influenced him as a baby boomer.

Sam married the love of his life, Dawn, in 2001. By previous marriages, he has 3 sons and she has 1. Sam had performed his original songs and cover tunes in bars, shows and for private engagements for decades, but it was Dawn who encouraged him to make the jump into the music "industry". In 2005, the plans formed and in 2006, he visited Nashville for the 1st time. He immediately realized that this was where he belonged. Within months, he was commuting back & forth between both homes, 2 weeks at a time. About three years later, it became a lopsided situation with most of his time spent in Nashville. While already living in Nashville, in 2010, he officially became a resident. He has since been a fixture as a host for songwriter events.

PERFORMING--Formerly a member of the original all-about-fun Americana trio, The Chick'N Dix until 9-8-19, over the decades, Sam has performed from coast to coast, as far north as ski slopes of New England and as far south as the blue waters of the Caribbean, in many styles and genres. As a resident of Nashville, TN since 2006, he often performs in songwriter settings. Sam started as a teenager being a vocalist, guitarist and bass player, performing professionally in the late 1960's. While still in Richmond, Sam played guitar behind both singer/songwriters Cleve Francis (also an accomplished producer/artist) and the late great Steve Yudowich from 1970 to 1971. After moving to New Jersey at the beginning of 1972, he performed (in chronological order) as a soloist and as a member of bands such as SOUTHBOUND, BONE DRY, TRICK ZIPPER, OPUS I, THE ACME BOOGIE COMPANY (which originally also included long-time friend Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez, who was Bruce Springsteen's drummer from the 60's all the way through his second album on Columbia Records), DEUCE COUPE (with Lisa Martin), VINI LOPEZ AND THE DISCO REJECTS, THE MIGHTY ACCENTS, PHATMAN (featuring Slick Aguilar who is the long-time guitarist for Paul Kantner and Marty Balin, as well as a long-time member of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE), MAJOR WOODY & THE SPLINTERS, THE SONNY PREWITT BAND and HEY! BETTY! He gigs as a member of the trio, and occasionally solo, regularly at various locations in Nashville, TN and nearby, where he continues to share the stage with some of the area's top writers and recording artists.

THE PRESENT AND FUTURE--Sam is also behind the scenes as a songwriter, producer, publisher and musician. His work covers a lot of stylistic ground--classic rock, country, Americana, classic soul, rhythm & blues, funk, reggae, country rock, blues, straight-out rock & roll, southern rock, folk, heavy metal, jazz, & pop music. Besides writing and recording his own material at his home recording studio, Sam collaborates with both established and rising artists/writers in production and songwriting. He's often working with several celebrated writers and performers, some well-established names & some still breaking through.

See his schedule at www.reverbnation.com/samcooperjericatmusic. Contact him at jericat@yahoo.com.

JERRICAT MUSIC (SESAC)

JERRICAT MUSIC (SESAC), based in Nashville, TN, is the publishing arm of JERICAT GROUP LLC music businesses for Sam Cooper. Contact information for Sam...e-mail jericat@yahoo.com, phone 615-469-4067.

RED HEART RECORDS

RED HEART RECORDS is the label which has released the acclaimed CD co-produced by Ray Dahrouge and Sam Cooper, "IT'S CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE" (by Ray Dahrouge), now available at this site and at most major internet music outlets. It's an original musical Christmas journey around the U.S. Recorded at the studio of Jericat Music's Sam Cooper in 2006-2007, the album features songs about New Orleans, New England, Miami, Chicago, New York City, Detroit, Texas, St. Louis, California and EVERYWHERE! Additional contributors to the album include Margo Walker (backup vocals on two songs), Tommy "Taco" LaBella (lead sax on six songs) and Andy McDonough (piano on one song). All other instrumental tracks were contributed by Cooper, who also sang backups on two tracks. Cooper arranged, engineered and mixed the album and co--produced all ten tracks with Dahrouge.
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Here are some pre-release comments for the CD "IT'S CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE" from some people in the know-- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "RAY DAHROUGE DELIVERS A TRULY UNIVERSAL COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS TUNES PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT HE'S JERSEY'S PRIME MINISTER OF SOUL."--Tommy West (artist--Cashman & West, producer--Jim Croce, Anne Murray, etc.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "...A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT...RAY, I DON'T KNOW IF I LOVE YOUR MUSIC, LYRICS OR VOICE BETTER. MAYBE ALL THREE..."--Fred Caruso (producer, movies & television--"Days Of Wrath", "Dressed To Kill", "The Rat Pack", "Bonfire Of The Vanities", "Blue Velvet", "Network", etc.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I'VE LISTENED THOROUGHLY TO RAY'S PERFORMANCES AND AM IMPRESSED WITH THE BROAD RANGE OF SENTIMENTS HE CAN COMMUNICATE AND HOW HIS VOICE'S MOOD CHANGES... THE LYRICS HIT THIS SOFT SPOT IN THE HEART TIME AFTER TIME"--Dory Lubliner (film, viedo & music editor, effects artist--ABC, NBC, Fox TV, MTV, Live Entertainment, Playboy, credits include "little Big Foot", "Bloodmatch", "Captain America", "Grace Quigley", "America 3000", "Cyborg", "Delta Force", "Bolero", etc...).

RAY DAHROUGE

Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Publisher (Family Harmony Music - ASCAP) Ray Dahrouge has written over 200 songs recorded and released by various artists including Engelbert Humperdinck; Ray, Goodman & Brown (a/k/a The Moments); The Manhattans; Doug Stone; Lenny Welch; Helen Reddy; Bobby Rydell; LTD featuring Jeffrey Osborne; David Hasselhoff; Frankie Avalon; Lisa Mason (host of QVC); Street People; Carol Douglas; Robert Gordon; and Joey Dee & The Starlighters. His music has been used by NFL FOOTBALL and his song "I COULD ALWAYS COUNT ON YOU" (sung by Doug Stone) was featured in the Disney movie ?Gordy?. Among the artists he has produced or co-produced are Street People (Delite Records), Harry Ray (of Ray, Goodman & Brown), Tasha Thomas, and also a self-produced release under his own name for Polydor Records. Ray also hired the legendary Charlie Calello to provide arrangements for the "Street People" album that he produced for Delite Records. Ray wrote all the songs on the album which garnered four chart records on Billboard's Top R & B charts. ................................................................................................................................. On the Internet, RAY DAHROUGE can be found at www.myspace.com/raydahrougemusic. To contact Ray directly, E-mail raydahrouge@optonline.net.

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JimGalbraith9128992
over 30 days ago to Sam Cooper

Bubba Donovan is a force of nature. This is definitely a 'James Brown Groove'. Thank you.

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Sam Cooper
over 30 days ago

Thank you so much! He is, indeed.



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Margie & Art Corey
over 30 days ago to Sam Cooper

Sam, just heard your tune,"Red Shoe Attitude" has a Chicago the Band feel!! Good singer, 5 stars & Likes!!

Stay Safe Friend..............
The Corey's...........

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Sam Cooper
over 30 days ago

Thank you so much! No sure anyone would appreciate the song, being a little cryptic about someone in a wheelchair.

Margie & Art Corey
over 30 days ago

Sam, what do you mean with your statement, cryptic about someone in a wheelchair?? Not sure what you are saying?? truly interested!!
Help me fill in the blanks!
Art Corey......

Sam Cooper
over 30 days ago

Written from the point of view of Susan Bowman, who had been in a vehicular accident that rendered three of her four limbs amputated and/or unusable. She went through hell, actually being left by her husband and kids at first, not wanting to go on living. One of her nurses helped her regain her love for life. She went on to travel the world and even to try skydiving, living relatively independently. While it's only a slice of what she started attaining, she continues to this day. That nurse, Sheron Wilee-Ford, is a co-writer (along with her cousin, Connie and yours truly) and the singer of this recording. They are dear friends and Sheron went on to produce a movie about Susan and helped her to write a recently released book (also titled Red Shoe Attitude).

Margie & Art Corey
over 30 days ago

Sam, do I ever feel like a Double Loser!! Susan Bowman is a real Giant of individuals and sounds like she will never be stopped!! Also, the nurse Sheron Wilee-Ford, is a truly wonderful individual also!! My mother, Bless her soul was a Nurse and my wonderful wife Margie was a Nurse in her youth!! Nurses are very special people......almost God Like!!
What is the Title of your song again, so I can return to your composition with those thoughts of everyone in mind?
Stay Safe...............
Art Corey...........

Sam Cooper
over 30 days ago

RED SHOE ATTITUDE. Susan only had one leg left, but she had a special red stiletto that she liked to wear on that foot when they went out to eat or see live music--hence, that's where we developed the title.

Margie & Art Corey
over 30 days ago

Sam, great theme and idea, Hat's off to your creativity Sir!! And everyone else's input also!! I will return to "RED SHOE ATTITUDE" and listen with enriched knowledge....
Stay Safe........
Art Corey...........

Sam Cooper
over 30 days ago

Thanks Amigo!



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Margie & Art Corey
over 30 days ago to Sam Cooper

Sam, Love your song, "YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK" Great Title!! Great Song, 5 Stars & Likes!! Bravo Sir!!
Stay Safe!!!
The Corey's!!

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Sam Cooper
over 30 days ago

Thanks. It's an older tune that I realized I had never posted. Wasn't sure anyone would even appreciate it, LOL!

Margie & Art Corey
over 30 days ago

Sam, again....Great Title,"YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK" Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
The Corey's............

Sam Cooper
over 30 days ago

Fun facts about the title....Justin Moore had a country hit with that title, but it was a few years after this one was written and recorded. Credit where credit's due--my co-writer, Rock Marcello, was the one who brought that title to our writing session. Turns out (as I found out later on), another Nashville songwriter/friend, Mac Elliot, had also written a song with that title a few years before we did ours, but his was a serious tune that neither of us was aware of until after we had written our version. Gary Hannan, another hit writer/friend, wanted to modify our version for one-third share that he would pitch, but it never came to fruition. Gary is best known for co-writing TEQUILA MAKES HER CLOTHES FALL OFF and BACK WHEN I KNEW IT ALL....both went to #1.

Margie & Art Corey
over 30 days ago

Sam, thanks for the Back story, pretty interesting!!
Stay Safe........
Art Corey.......



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