Randy Cooke and the Savage Den All-Stars
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Randy Cooke and the Savage Den All-Stars

Band R&B Spoken Word


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"Mellow Up" - Album with the jazz group Divercity
"The Savage Den" Solo Album



Randy Cooke’s love of music production began in 1984 while in high school. He began playing keyboards and guitar with both the drama and music departments at Holy Redeemer High School in Detroit, Mi. He is equally at home in both the creative and technical operations of film, music, television and stage productions.

His love of jazz began in 1986 while attending Oakland University. On weekends he would hang out with his musician friends in Downtown Detroit for the weekly jazz jam sessions. One of their favorite places was a club located on Jefferson Avenue called Bert’s Place. This two story club had a dance club upstairs and a live jazz club on the first floor. His first night at the club he was introduced to the legendary jazz musician Herbbie Williams, for the first time he heard live jazz and he’s been hooked ever since.

In 1987 he dedicated all his energy into playing keyboards. He began studying jazz from a grass roots level by playing with and listening to different instrumentalists and vocalists at jam sessions and performing shows with different bands across the city of Detroit. As his skills increased, he soon discovered that he had talent for writing lyrics and poetry along with his growing ability to write music. In 1993, he was one of the founding members of the popular Detroit jazz group Divercity along with Bassist Jerome Yancy, Saxophonist Deon Yates and Drummer Tony Rome. In 1996, he let his music writing talents unfold by writing three songs for Divercity’s debut album “Mellow Up” he was also an Executive Producer of that project.

In 2003, after a severe illness left him bedridden and unable to walk for seven months Randy Cooke began composing songs for his solo album "The Savage Den" as a form of recovery. He found a niche combining neo-soul grooves with spoken word vocals while staying true to his jazz roots.

Once on his feet again he assembled a goup of talented friends and began recording his album in November 2005. It was while working with platinum award winning producer and recording engineer Art Forrest writer the hit songs "Good Life" and "Big Fun" for the hit group Inner City that Randy's Album the Savage Den took form.

Randy's love of classic R&B led to the creation of songs using samples of popular motown recordings. This innovation allowed him the honor of digitally perfoming with the legends Marvin Gaye and Eric Clapton, truly a dream come true.

The Savage Den is a collection of music that has broad appeal to a wide range of age groups. People old and young have enjoyed the depth of his spoken word lyrics while grooving to his hot urban sounds.

The vocal and instrumental tracks on "The Savage Den" are breath of fresh air for true lovers of music who enjoy lyrics and messages beyond the Bling-Bling. and Bang-Bang of today's music.

If you like real music that speaks to you and to the heart and soul of love, life and the world then Randy Cooke is the artist for you and "The Savage Den" is a must for your music collection.