Cook

Cook

Profile:
Emory Cook (1913-2002) was an audio engineer and inventor who used his "Sounds of our Times" and "Cook" record labels to demonstrate his philosophy about sound, his recording equipment, and his manufacturing techniques. From 1952 to 1966, Cook recorded, manufactured, and distributed some of the highest quality audio recordings in the world. The 140 titles on Cook Records include European and American concert music, U.S. and Caribbean popular and traditional music, as well as mechanical and natural sounds.

Emory Cook ran two divisions of the Cook company, Cook US and Cook Trinidad. Most of the albums recorded in Trinidad were made available on Cook US, though there were some that weren't. The two divisions had vastly different singles discographies - both in numbering and in content. Cook US singles were almost exclusively to promote albums, whereas Cook Trinidad singles were frequently standalone tracks that did not appear on albums.

Emory Cook sold Cook Trinidad in the early 1980s. He donated Cook US to the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. Because of this, the institution's record company Smithsonian Folkways were able to reissue the releases that were released on Cook US, but are unable to do so with the ones only released in Trinidad. This means there are a lot of releases that have yet to be documented.

Some recordings were later released on the Alcoa Label as souvenir records https://www.discogs.com/label/633404-Alcoa-2
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
10 Frequency & Intermodulation Test Record ‒ Series 10  album cover No Artist Frequency & Intermodulation Test Record ‒ Series 10(10", Mono, Red) Cook 10 US Unknown Sell This Version
10-A-15 COOK Frequency & Intermodulation Test Record - Series 10  album cover No Artist COOK Frequency & Intermodulation Test Record - Series 10(Shellac, 10", Mono) Cook 10-A-15 US Unknown Sell This Version
10-A-LP  Frequency & Intermodulation  album cover No Artist Frequency & Intermodulation(10", Album, Blu) Cook 10-A-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
10-LP  Frequency & Intermodulation  album cover No Artist Frequency & Intermodulation (Album) 10-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
10-LP  Frequency & Intermodulation  album cover No Artist Frequency & Intermodulation(10", Mono, tra) Cook 10-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
401 Kingdom Songs Piano Variations  album cover Unknown Artist Kingdom Songs Piano Variations(LP) New World Records (24) 401 US Unknown Sell This Version
404 Violin - Cello - Flute - Piano - Base Violin  album cover Unknown Artist Violin - Cello - Flute - Piano - Base Violin(LP) New World Records (24) 404 US Unknown Sell This Version
406 Male Quartette - Baritone  album cover Unknown Artist Male Quartette - Baritone(LP) New World Records (24) 406 US Unknown Sell This Version
415 Monaural - All Instrumental  album cover Unknown Artist Monaural - All Instrumental(LP) New World Records (24) 415 US Unknown Sell This Version
901 Steel Band Jump Up  album cover Boys Town Steel Band*, Tropical Harmony Steel Band, Silvertone Steel Band Boys Town Steel Band*, Tropical Harmony Steel Band, Silvertone Steel Band - Steel Band Jump Up 901 Trinidad & Tobago 1958 Sell This Version
902 West Indian Festival Of Arts 1958 (Port Of Spain, Trinidad)  album cover Various West Indian Festival Of Arts 1958 (Port Of Spain, Trinidad)(LP) Cook 902 Trinidad & Tobago 1958 Sell This Version
903 St. Joseph’s Convent Girls Choir  album cover The St. Joseph's Convent Girls Choir* St. Joseph’s Convent Girls Choir(LP, Album) Cook 903 Trinidad & Tobago 1958 Sell This Version
904 A Bermuda Honeymoon In Song And Steel  album cover Esso Steel Band Of Bermuda* A Bermuda Honeymoon In Song And Steel 904 US 1958 Sell This Version
905 All Night Session 4 Leading Dance Bands From Trinidad  album cover Various All Night Session 4 Leading Dance Bands From Trinidad(LP, Comp) Cook 905 Trinidad & Tobago 1958 Sell This Version
906 Sings Calypso  album cover Lord Melody Sings Calypso (Album) 906 Trinidad & Tobago 1958 Sell This Version
907 Hell's Gate Steel Band Of Antigua  album cover Hell's Gate Steel Band Of Antigua* Hell's Gate Steel Band Of Antigua(LP, Album, Mono) Cook 907 Trinidad & Tobago 1959 Sell This Version
908 Trinidad Queen’s Hall Concert  album cover Lenore Mahase, Albert Kerr, Denis Kerr, St. Hilary's Senior Girls Choir Lenore Mahase, Albert Kerr, Denis Kerr, St. Hilary's Senior Girls Choir - Trinidad Queen’s Hall Concert(LP, Album) Cook 908 Trinidad & Tobago 1958 Sell This Version
909 The Beloved Son Christmas Carols  album cover Michael Brennan (9), St. Joseph's Convent Choir Michael Brennan (9), St. Joseph's Convent Choir - The Beloved Son Christmas Carols(LP, Album) Cook 909 Trinidad & Tobago 1958 Sell This Version
910 A Creole Christmas  album cover Various A Creole Christmas(LP) Cook 910 Trinidad & Tobago 1959 Sell This Version
911 Fête For So!  album cover Tom Charles And The Syncopators Fête For So!(LP, Album, Mono) Cook 911 Trinidad & Tobago 1959 Sell This Version
913 Pantastic - A Collection Of West Indian Steelbands  album cover Various Pantastic - A Collection Of West Indian Steelbands(LP, Mono, Mic) Cook 913 Trinidad & Tobago 1959 Sell This Version
914 Again! Lord Melody Sings Calypso  album cover Lord Melody Again! Lord Melody Sings Calypso (Album) 914 Trinidad & Tobago 1959 Sell This Version
915 Fitz Fo' So!  album cover Fitz Vaughan Bryan Orch* Fitz Fo' So!(LP, Album, Mono) Cook 915 Trinidad & Tobago 1959 Sell This Version
916 Calypso Cross-Section  album cover Various Calypso Cross-Section 916 Trinidad & Tobago 1959 Sell This Version
917 Dance Band Festival   album cover Various Dance Band Festival (LP, Comp) Cook 917 Trinidad & Tobago Unknown Sell This Version
918 Cristo In Calypso  album cover Lord Cristo* Cristo In Calypso(LP, Album, Mono) Cook 918 Trinidad & Tobago 1959 Sell This Version
919 Nights At The Normandie  album cover Johnny Gomez Orchestra* Nights At The Normandie(LP, Album) Cook 919 Trinidad & Tobago 1959 Sell This Version
920 King Sparrow's Calypso Carnival  album cover Mighty Sparrow King Sparrow's Calypso Carnival (Album) 920 Trinidad & Tobago 1959 Sell This Version
922 Saga Ting!  album cover Fitz Vaughan Bryan & His Orchestra* Saga Ting!(LP, Album) Cook 922 Trinidad & Tobago 1960 Sell This Version
923 Lord Melody Presents Bandemonium  album cover Various Lord Melody Presents Bandemonium(LP, Mono) Cook 923 Trinidad & Tobago 1960 Sell This Version
924 Cristo's Calypso Flambeau  album cover Lord Cristo* Cristo's Calypso Flambeau(LP, Album) Cook 924 Trinidad & Tobago 1959 Sell This Version
925 Makin' Merry  album cover The Merrymakers Steel Orchestra Makin' Merry(LP) Cook 925 Trinidad & Tobago 1960 Sell This Version
927 Melody's Top Ten  album cover Lord Melody Melody's Top Ten (Album) 927 Trinidad & Tobago 1960 Sell This Version
927sd Calypso Through The Looking Glass  album cover Lord Melody Calypso Through The Looking Glass(LP, Album, Ste) Cook, Cook 927sd US 1961 Sell This Version
928 Clarance Curvan His Drums And His Orchestra  album cover Clarence Curvan His Orchestra* Clarance Curvan His Drums And His Orchestra(LP, Album, Mono) Cook 928 Trinidad & Tobago Unknown Sell This Version
929 Cook's Dozen  album cover Various Cook's Dozen(LP, Comp) Cook 929 Trinidad & Tobago 1961 Sell This Version
930 Dancing Calypso Belly To Belly  album cover Various Dancing Calypso Belly To Belly(LP, Comp, Mon) Cook 930 US 1961 Sell This Version
931 More Calypsoes By Lord Melody  album cover Lord Melody More Calypsoes By Lord Melody (Album) 931 Trinidad & Tobago 1962 Sell This Version
932 Aum Satyam  album cover Swarsatee Prakash Goal Aum Satyam(LP, Album) Cook 932 Trinidad & Tobago 1962 Sell This Version
950 Invites You To His Dance Party  album cover Cyril Diaz Invites You To His Dance Party(LP, Mono) Cook 950 Trinidad & Tobago 1962 Sell This Version
1011 The Story Of The Music Box  album cover George And Madeleine Brown The Story Of The Music Box(10") Book-Records, Inc. 1011 US 1952 Sell This Version
1012 Music Boxes Of Long Ago  album cover George And Madeleine Brown Music Boxes Of Long Ago(10") Cook 1012 US Unknown Sell This Version
1013 Accordion Pops Concert  album cover Charlie Magnante* Accordion Pops Concert(10", Album) Cook 1013 US Unknown Sell This Version
1013-BN Accordion Pops Concert  album cover Charlie Magnante* Accordion Pops Concert(10", Album, Bin) Cook 1013-BN US Unknown Sell This Version
1014 His And Hers  album cover Charlie Magnante* And La Vergne Smith Charlie Magnante* And La Vergne Smith - His And Hers(LP, Album) Cook, Cook 1014 US 1954 Sell This Version
1021 Un Ti Bo  album cover Various Un Ti Bo (Album) 1021 US Unknown Sell This Version
1022 Haiti Confidential  album cover Various Haiti Confidential 1022 US Unknown Sell This Version
1024 Concert Guitar  album cover Gustavo Zepoll Concert Guitar(10") Cook 1024 US 1950 Sell This Version
1025 Kilts On Parade  album cover St. Columcille's United Gaelic Pipe Band, Sean McGonigal St. Columcille's United Gaelic Pipe Band, Sean McGonigal - Kilts On Parade(10") Cook 1025 US 1950 Sell This Version
1026 Inside Vienna  album cover Anita Ast And The Wiener Konzerschrammeln* Anita Ast And The Wiener Konzerschrammeln* - Inside Vienna 1026 US Unknown Sell This Version
1027 Plays In A Fiesta Flamenca (Juerga Gitana)  album cover Carlos Montoya Plays In A Fiesta Flamenca (Juerga Gitana)(10") Cook 1027 US 1952 Sell This Version
1027 BN Plays In A Fiesta Flamenca (Juerga Gitana)  album cover Carlos Montoya Plays In A Fiesta Flamenca (Juerga Gitana)(LP, Bin) Cook 1027 BN US 1952 Sell This Version
1028 Patterns In Flamenco (Vol. 1)  album cover Carlos Montoya Patterns In Flamenco (Vol. 1) 1028 US Unknown Sell This Version
1029 Intimate Flamenco, Played By The Master  album cover Carlos Montoya Intimate Flamenco, Played By The Master 1029 US Unknown Sell This Version
1030 The Harp  album cover Edward Vito The Harp 1030 US 1951 Sell This Version
1031 Dual Harp  album cover Edward Vito, Joseph Vito Edward Vito, Joseph Vito - Dual Harp (Album) 1031 US 1952 Sell This Version
1032 The Zither / The Cimbalom   album cover Ruth Welcome, Dick Marta Ruth Welcome, Dick Marta - The Zither / The Cimbalom 1032 US Unknown Sell This Version
1035 The Great Barrelhouse Piano On The Nickelodeon  album cover Unknown Artist The Great Barrelhouse Piano On The Nickelodeon 1035 US 1950 Sell This Version
1037 2 Famous European Pianos + Ballade For Flute  album cover Josef And Greta Dichler* / Kamillo Wanansell* Josef And Greta Dichler* / Kamillo Wanansell* - 2 Famous European Pianos + Ballade For Flute 1037 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
1038 Samuel Sorin Piano - The Romantic Fabric 1038 US Unknown Sell This Version
1038 Piano - The Romantic Fabric  album cover Samuel Sorin Piano - The Romantic Fabric(10", Bin) Cook 1038 US Unknown Sell This Version
1039 Beethoven - Pianoforte  album cover Leonid Hambro Beethoven - Pianoforte (Album) 1039 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
1040 Steel Band Clash  album cover Various Steel Band Clash (Album, Comp) 1040 US 1955 Sell This Version
1040 Steel Band Clash  album cover Various Steel Band Clash(LP) Cook 1040 US Unknown Sell This Version
1041 Speed The Parting Guest  album cover Jimmy Carroll Speed The Parting Guest 1041 US 1953 Sell This Version
1042 Brute Force Steel Bands Of Antigua, B.W.I.  album cover Various Brute Force Steel Bands Of Antigua, B.W.I. (Album) 1042 Trinidad & Tobago 1955 Sell This Version
1042 Rhythm In Steel  album cover Buena Vista Steel Band Rhythm In Steel(LP, Album) Cook, Kalypso 1042 US Unknown Sell This Version
1042sd Brute Force Steel Bands Of Antigua, B.W.I.  album cover Various Brute Force Steel Bands Of Antigua, B.W.I. (Album) 1042sd US Unknown Sell This Version
1043 Three Rituals  album cover Various Three Rituals(LP, Album) Cook 1043 Trinidad & Tobago 1955 Sell This Version
1044 The Compleat In Fidelytie  album cover Various The Compleat In Fidelytie (Album) 1044 US 1956 Sell This Version
1045 Drums Of Trinidad  album cover Little Carib Theatre Drummers Drums Of Trinidad 1045 US 1956 Sell This Version
1046 The Champion Steelbands Of Trinidad  album cover Various The Champion Steelbands Of Trinidad (Comp) 1046 Trinidad & Tobago 1957 Sell This Version
1047 The Prize-Winning Katzenjammers  album cover The Katzenjammers The Prize-Winning Katzenjammers 1047 Trinidad & Tobago 1957 Sell This Version
1048 Music To Awaken The Ballroom Beast  album cover Brute Force Steel Band Of Antigua Music To Awaken The Ballroom Beast (Album) 1048 US 1957 Sell This Version
1049 Beauty And The Brute Force  album cover Dot Evans & The Brute Force Steel Band* Dot Evans & The Brute Force Steel Band* - Beauty And The Brute Force (Album) 1049 US Unknown Sell This Version
1050 The Pipe Organ Volume 1  album cover Michael Cheshire The Pipe Organ Volume 1 1050 US 1952 Sell This Version
1051 The Pipe Organ Vol. II  album cover Michael Cheshire The Pipe Organ Vol. II(10", Red) Cook 1051 US Unknown Sell This Version
1052 Percussion And Pedal Vol. 3  album cover Reginald Foort Percussion And Pedal Vol. 3(10", Album) Cook 1052 US 1952 Sell This Version
1053 Reginald Foort In The Mosque Theater Organ Volume 4  album cover Reginald Foort Reginald Foort In The Mosque Theater Organ Volume 4(10") Cook 1053 US Unknown Sell This Version
1054 Reginald Foort The Organ In Symphony Hall Vol.1 (10", MiniAlbum) Cook 1054 US Unknown Sell This Version
1054 Great Cathedral Music Vol. I  album cover Reginald Foort Great Cathedral Music Vol. I(10") Cook 1054 US Unknown Sell This Version
1055 Great Cathedral Music Vol. II  album cover Reginald Foort Great Cathedral Music Vol. II(10") Cook 1055 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
1056 The Morelia Cathedral Organ, Michoacan, Mexico  album cover Alfonso Vega Nunez The Morelia Cathedral Organ, Michoacan, Mexico 1056 US 1954 Sell This Version
1059x Intermission At The Mosque  album cover Reginald Foort Intermission At The Mosque 1059x US 1955 Sell This Version
1060 Brahms First Symphony  album cover Willis Page & The New Orchestral Society Of Boston Willis Page & The New Orchestral Society Of Boston - Brahms First Symphony(2xLP) Cook 1060 US 1954 Sell This Version
1061 Divertimento Del Sur / Sonata In G For Piano  album cover Héctor Campos Parsi, Milton Katims Héctor Campos Parsi, Milton Katims - Divertimento Del Sur / Sonata In G For Piano 1061 US Unknown Sell This Version
1062 Stravinsky, Villa-Lobos & Bach  album cover Willis Page Conducts The New Orchestral Society Of Boston Willis Page Conducts The New Orchestral Society Of Boston - Stravinsky, Villa-Lobos & Bach 1062 US 1954 Sell This Version
1062 BNX Stravinsky, Villa-Lobos & Bach  album cover Willis Page & The New Orchestral Society Of Boston Willis Page & The New Orchestral Society Of Boston - Stravinsky, Villa-Lobos & Bach(LP, Bin) Cook 1062 BNX US 1954 Sell This Version
1063 Debussy: Clouds / Festivals / Afternoon Of A Faun  album cover Willis Page & The New Orchestral Society Of Boston Willis Page & The New Orchestral Society Of Boston - Debussy: Clouds / Festivals / Afternoon Of A Faun(10", Album) Cook 1063 US 1955 Sell This Version
1067 Beethoven 5th  album cover Willis Page, Beethoven*, The New Orchestral Society Of Boston Willis Page, Beethoven*, The New Orchestral Society Of Boston - Beethoven 5th (Album) 1067 US 1954 Sell This Version
1068 Pacific 231 - And Other Modern Orchestral Textures  album cover Honegger*, Debussy*, Barber*, Willis Page, New Orchestral Society Of Boston* Honegger*, Debussy*, Barber*, Willis Page, New Orchestral Society Of Boston* - Pacific 231 - And Other Modern Orchestral Textures(10", Mono) Cook 1068 US 1954 Sell This Version
1070 Rail Dynamics  album cover No Artist Rail Dynamics 1070 US 1952 Sell This Version
1071 Burlesque Uncensored!  album cover No Artist Burlesque Uncensored! (Album) 1071 US 1955 Sell This Version
1072 Jump Up Carnival  album cover Various Jump Up Carnival (Comp) 1072 US 1958 Sell This Version
1072 Jump Up Carnival  album cover Various Jump Up Carnival(LP, Comp) Cook 1072 Trinidad & Tobago 1958 Sell This Version
1074 Limerick Party  album cover Benevolent Society For The Preservation Of Ancient Rhymes & Limerix* Limerick Party(LP) Cook 1074 US Unknown Sell This Version
1075 Voices Of The Sky  album cover Various Voices Of The Sky(LP) Cook 1075 US Unknown Sell This Version
1077 Voice Of The Storm  album cover No Artist Voice Of The Storm (Album) 1077 US Unknown Sell This Version
1078 A Double-Barrel Blast  album cover Park Richards A Double-Barrel Blast(LP) Cook 1078 US 1962 Sell This Version
1079 Cook's Tour Of High Fidelity  album cover Various Cook's Tour Of High Fidelity(LP) Cook 1079 US 1965 Sell This Version