Thursday, September 29, 2005

Georgia Lee Brown !




As many of the folks in the Mississippi delta Jack Wauken Cochran (aka Jackie Lee Cochran, aka Jack The Cat) was influenced by singers like Hank Snow, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Elvis Presley. His personal roots go back even further, because his grandmother had been a pure blooded Cherokee, that's why he had been given the rather unusual name 'Waukeen'.
In 1956 jack signed a contract with Sims records. His first two songs, Hipshakin' Mama and Riverside Jump, were recorded at Jim beck's studio in Dallas. Jackie Lee Cochran performed regularly with some of the musicians at Marty Landau's famous 'Riverside Rancho' nightclub in Burbank. Cliffie produced for him a session to be released by Decca Records. Jackie Lee Cochran's 'Ruby Pearl' disc featured blind pianist Jimmie Pruett, Cliffie on bass, and although 'The Cat' needed no training on electric guitar solos, he was overjoyed and proud to have 'the master', Merle Travis, playing lead.
He died in his sleep on his sofa in 1998.

Jackie Lee Cochran - Georgia Lee Brown

Jackie Lee Cochran - Riverside Jump


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