The Cooper Brothers
The Cooper Brothers
The song was subsequently recorded by several other artists including Bill Anderson and Juice Newton. It was also the title song for a feature length documentary on Canada’s National Ski Team. At the height of their career, the band toured extensively with such diverse artists as The Doobie Brothers, Joe Cocker, Charlie Daniels, Atlanta Rhythm Section and McGuinn, Clark and Hillman. In addition, the band worked with some of the most prolific musicians of the day including Chuck Leavell – keyboardist for The Rolling Stones – who played on the Cooper Brothers’ track “Ridin High.” After Capricorn Records folded, the brothers released two more albums before disbanding in the mid eighties. In October 2006, The Best of the Cooper Brothers was released by the EMI/ Pacemaker label and the band performed for the first time on stage in over twenty years. This prompted a series of live dates including a memorable Ottawa Bluesfest concert, opening up for James Taylor in front of 30 thousand people. In February 2010, a new Cooper Brothers album was released, featuring 12 brand new songs by Richard Cooper.
Entitled “IN FROM THE COLD” the new CD was produced by Grammy nominee Colin Linden in Nashville and featured a number of guest artists including Delbert McClinton, Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy and their old friend, Chuck Leavell. In May 2013 the Cooper Brothers released another new CD entitled “SOUTHBOUND“. The album was recorded at the Tragically Hip’s studio in Bath, Ontario and was produced by Colin Cripps – guitarist with Blue Rodeo and producer of such artists as Kathleen Edwards and Jim Cuddy. The Cooper Brothers band has been hard at work on a new album since January 2016 at AudioValley Studios in their hometown of Ottawa and expect to release it in early 2017. The album entitled RADIO SILENCE, was produced by the Cooper Brothers, engineered by Steve Foley and features twelve new Richard Cooper- penned songs. Website: The Cooper Brothers Read more on Last.fm.
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