Tony Cook is a dance music producer and former drummer for James Brown.
Tony is from Augusta Georgia; he joined James Brown & The JB’s in 1975 and started performing with the band in February 1976. Tony worked with The James Brown organization for 31 years off and on.
Tony played on many James Brown recordings such as: Jam 1980’s, Mutha’s Nature, Love Over-Due and many more.
In 1978 he worked with Etta James when she was the opening act for the Rolling Stones during their U.S. tour. In 1980 Tony took his band: Sky Train” to Europe to back Precious Wilson.
1984, Tony’s New York Production, “On the Floor – Rock It”, was released and marked into the US/UK charts. It is referred to as the Grand Daddy of all House Records.
Tony has also performed live and in the studio with such artist as Latimore, Z.Z Hill, Billy Ocean, Robert Palmer, James Booker and many others.
The Tony Cook’s Trunk-O-Funk track “Teenie Bopper” appeared in episode twelve of season one of the hit TV-show The Shield as well as the HBO series The Mind of the Married Man. Track one (Cram) off The Brother’s In The Groove CD was use in the British movie (The Clubbed) Directed by Neil Thompson.
Tony has been featured in such magazines as Billboard, Echoes, Rhythm, Blues & Soul and We Go Funk and many more.
He presently works with Rockinchair Production’s “Soul De Lune” Members of The James Brown Band and Tony Cook’s Trunk-O-Funk