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Paul Cooke | Make Tea not War (Vol 2)

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Make Tea not War (Vol 2)

by Paul Cooke

Paul Cooke founder member of the band Sade and drummer on iconic 80's HITS such as 'Smooth Operator' presents his second album in the 'make Tea Not War series. Featuring US singer Ty Parr and former Three Degrees Bass player and producer Les Hurdle.
Genre: Urban/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
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1. River of Tears
4:09 album only
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2. Tea
1:55 album only
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3. More Tea
2:43 album only
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4. Jazz Girl
4:14 album only
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5. Bye Bye Havana Mix 1
5:51 album only
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6. Licking Stick
4:03 album only
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7. China Jazz
3:55 album only
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8. Susan
4:19 album only
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9. Black Tears
5:51 album only
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10. Black Tears - Beauty remix
1:53 album only
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11. 2EmmaLB
7:19 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Paul Cooke was a founder member of the band Sade and drummer on the 'Diamond Life' album, read his biography to date:
o*Paul was brought up around music as his parents where Salvationists and he used to attend their weekly musical events at the local Salvation Army center in Hull. Paul's uncle a drummer in the Salvation Army provided him with his first drum kit. Further to this Paul, s father was a professional entertainer from the mid 70,s onwards and he was introduced to the entertainment industry throughout his childhood. Paul's father Tony Cook under the stage name of Tony Mandell featured in various stage shows worldwide; he appeared in numerous TV shows in the UK as a singer, actor and dancer.
o*Paul studied piano at the age of 7 and continued his musical education at Hornsea Secondary School, studying the Euphonium, French horn, Trumpet and Percussion, he finally ended up playing drums in the school orchestra at the age of 12. Joined the local drama society and performed in various plays and musicals until the age of 13. Paul formed his first pop group at 14 with local friends and played in the local area.
o*In 1980 Paul Joined "New Wave" band "The Posers" on drums and the band played various gig's in Hull and surrounding areas, the bass player and singer of the band was Paul Denman currently Sade`s bass player. The ‘Posers’ supported acts locally like "Holly and the Italians" and Roland Gift's band the Acryliks…In 1980 Paul moved to London and the Posers very shortly split thereafter, Paul then auditioned and joined the band Pride with Stuart Mathewman also from the Hull band "The Mods". Paul Denman joined Pride at a later date at the invitation of Paul Cooke…

o* Pride split in1982 and Sade was formed with the remaining members Paul Cooke, Paul Denman, Stuart Mathewman and Helen Folasade Adu. Paul toured Europe with Sade and performed in the USA, along with TV & Radio performances on TOTP`s, Channel 4 and BBC Radio One…Sade recorded the album Diamond Life in 1983 and it subsequently sold 10 million copies world-wide... Paul was awarded a Triple Platinum disc by the BPI to recognize sales of over 900,000 copies of the album in the UK.

o* Paul left the band Sade in 1984 and formed his own group Esposito an 11-piece Jazz/Latin outfit... Paul co-wrote the music with singer Dino Houtas and subsequently managed the band and sang back-up vocals live…Esposito featured in various music media publications and played the London and South of England dance/jazz club circuit, Esposito's final show was at the Albert Hall, supporting Curiosity Killed the Cat at the Smirnoff Fashion Awards, the event was broadcast on SKY TV in 1986 an interesting anecdote was the fact that the backing band all walked out on the eve of a warm up show at the Fridge in Brixton. As Paul & Dino where close friends with Mark Bedford from Madness, Mark arranged for his session musicians to rehearse and play the show so Esposito had somewhat of a ska lilt to the songs


o* Esposito recorded one single on the Madness label, Zarjazz based in Camden; London…The single recorded was "Message in The Melody".... The single featured "Jimmy", one of Earth Wind & Fires original backing vocalists… Paul Cooke and Mark Bedford the bass player from Madness co-produced the single at the bands recording studios…Further to this Paul & Dino provided backing vocals for the Madness hit "Uncle Sam". After Producing and collaborating with various artists in London throughout the late 80`s. Paul formed Papa "D", fronted the band and wrote and produced the music, gig`s at Moles Club and Ronnie Scotts ensued and various sessions for Sony Records, Zomba Publishing and various other labels ensued.

o* Paul returned to Hull in 1990 and formed his own record label IVI Records Ltd, Paul wrote, produced and released two singles "Love" and "No Promotion". Paul also went onto direct one promo video for the company.. Paul continued to produce music throughout the 90's and was signed to T:ME Recordings Ltd based in Nottingham, after winning a competition in Future Music magazine. P Eye Eye was formed in 1995 with DJ Dubington from London and they co-produced and wrote experimental tracks like "Lost At Sea" featured and released worldwide on Time’s EM:T 2295 CD Collection as well as Instinct Records (Moby’s label) via the album EM:T 2000. Paul also spent some time in the late 90`s working with the Coptic label in the Bronx, Paul worked with underground urban hip hop artists, and co-produced artists such as "Mr Magic (Rapper) & Jenni Fujita (Vocalist from the band The Fugee`s)...Jenni featured on the album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill".

o* Paul started experimenting with computers and music in the late 1980's and has evolved into a Multi-Media/Producer of some quality he completed a BA Hon’s degree in Interactive Multimedia Design at Hull University in 2000....Paul's dissertation "New Media in Cyberspace" an exploration of emerging music codec`s and the affect on the present day music industry i.e.: Mp3 was published via Tagit Media in NYC, USA. Paul also contributed as a writer for Musicdish.com and provided Music Industry Insider comment and reviewed various publications and music software packages. At this time Paul was Associate Music Producer for the short US film "Bye Bye Havana"...Paul composed some of the original music content for the film and dealt with most of the music production aspects on the project....Other new media work includes the Digital Storytelling project "Telling Lives", Paul,s story “Reflections” was produced and developed by Paul and the BBC team based in Hull and is now archived and available as a stream on the BBC website as well as permanently archived at the Bradford museum of photography and moving image. As well as the Graphic Interface Design for the launch CD-rom for BT’s Genie ISP…….
o*Further to being nominated as a Director for PAMRA Ltd, (Performing Arts Media Rights Association) Paul was subsequently elected in 2003 and served on the board of PAMRA Ltd based in London. At this time Paul worked as Executive Producer on Rolan Bolans (Marc Bolan’s son) first album in 2003 and helped negotiated the recording contract in-conjunction with Native Records & DAS Communications (Black Eyed Peas management company) in NYC, USA....
o*Paul has worked for various music companies in the past and was European Director for EX Media a company based in NYC involved in a revolutionary concept in financing and promoting music artists worldwide. As well as UK A&R Manager for Fiberlineaudio.com based in Las Vegas, USA. Paul has worked closely with Roadrunner Records in the past as a scout to identify future bands for the company’s portfolio..as well as lecturing on Music Performance and Music Industry at the SIPA (School of Intermedia and Performing Arts) in Doncaster, West Yorkshire and South East Essex College in Southend. Paul has also worked as a Music Industry Consultant for the governments ‘New Deal for Musicians’ programme helping local unemployed artists seek opportunities in the music industry.
o*Paul currently manages his own company Diamond Life Entertainment Ltd the label looks after his music interests in-regards to his past work with Sade and the BBC as well as promotes his latest musical projects, e.g.: P Eye Eye www.peyeeye.com. The company has formed relationships with companies in London like Candyspace TV as well as ITunes and Isounds online as well as 4M Records Inc and Mi5 Records based in New York, USA and NDN Distribution in Newcastle. Paul continues to extend his network of relationships in the music industry and continues to promote new and experimental projects via the exciting opportunities that technology has offered artists in this exciting new music world……Paul has very recently established PCM2u Ltd and has provided music industry type courses for final year students in Hull schools, the company is a supplier of the Hull LEA and was contracted in 2005 & 2006 to provide specialist music industry courses to select groups of students interested in Performing Arts careers…Paul has worked as a consultant for the Hull LEA on various occasions to assist them develop courses for Year 11 students interested in careers in the Media and Performing Arts…PCM2u Ltd is a member of the Hull & Humber Partnership in-regards to Enterprise & Regeneration programmes in the region, specifically contracted to the Hull County Council, Enterprise Department.
Linkography

www.paulcookemusic.com
www.peyeeye.com
www.diamondliferecordings.co.uk
www.myspace.com/sadedrummer
www.myspace.com/peyeeye
http://www.myspace.com/pcm2u

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Erle Montaigue: Moontagu

A great CD buy it!
A refreshing album, I particularly liked track No. 4. Form one of the greats of the rock business.
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Joey Valdez

Hi, just wanted to say
Email from Joey Valdez

Hi,
just wanted to say that i appreciate your out standind and solid as a
rock drumming, i just want to let you no I'm praying for you, I'm a
Pastor from Los Angeles and just heard some of your drumming and it
brings me goose bumps, i hope you get this.

By His Grace Alone,

Joey
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