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    Shook, Jerry

    He is an American guitarist who was been in the industry since at least the 1960s when he was a member of the group The Cherokees  who were a house band at East Point Auditorium in Atlanta and played for many top country music stars who performed there and made an appearance on the album The Patsy Cline Collection.


    In 1962 he became a co-founder of Window Music Publishing and Tomake Music with Pete Drake and others.


    He became one of the top rated session guitarists in Nashville who appeared and/or recorded with countless artists.  Some of these include Joan Baez, Vikki Carr, Rosemary Clooney, Narvel Felts, Flatt & Scruggs, Lefty Frizzell, Don Gibson, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, George Hamilton IV, Levon Helm, Al Hirt, Ferlin Husky, Millie Jackson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Gordon Lightfoot, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap, Mickey Newbury, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Carl Perkins, Charley Pride, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Billy Joe Shaver, Connie Smith, The Statler Brothers, George Strait, Ernest Tubb, Conway Twitty, Dottie West and Andy Williams among many others. 


    He has performed on countless albums during his career including his Country Gentlemen: Red Sorvine and Jerry Shook play hits by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Chet Atkins and Don Bailey/Jerry Shook – Country Hits Made Famous by Eddie Arnold and Webb Pearce.  A very small selection from the numerous others he has worked on are Superpickers by Chet Atkins,  This is Bare Country by Bobby Bare, Children’s Album by Johnny Cash, Some Days are Diamonds by John Denver, Bill Haley & Friends, Vol. 3 by Bill Haley, Darlin by Tom Jones, All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology by Jerry Lee Lewis, Mancini Country by Henry Mancini, Believers by Don McLean, Pedalman by Weldon Myrick, Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993 by Willie Nelson, The Essential Marty Robbins 1951-1982 by Marty Robbins, The Gambler by Kenny Rogers, The Singing Ranger, Vol. 3 by Hank Snow, Beaucoup of Blues by Ringo Starr and Comes a Time by Neil Young.


    Kenny Rogers recordings
    The Gambler (Don Schlitz)
    United Artists UA-X1250-Y (UAST-20122)


    1. http://www.georgiasteelguitar.com/ShortyBoyd.htm
    2. http://www.americansongwriter.com/2012/05/guitar-101-studio-guitar-legends-nashville/
    3. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/country-gentlemen-red-sovine/id666983556
    4. http://scratchyattic.blogspot.co.uk/2013_03_01_archive.html
    5. http://www.nashvillemusicguide.com/musician-spotlight-pete-drake/
    6. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jerry-shook-mn0000077100/credits
    7. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Jerry+Shook?noanv=1













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