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    Cobb, J.R. (5th February 1944-Present)

    He is a guitarist and singer-songwriter born in Birmingham, Alabama whio was a member of the 1960s group Classics IV. He became a member of Atlanta Rhythm Section in 1971 on guitar and vocals, and co-wrote many of their songs including the successful “Champagne Jam”.   He also wrote or co-wrote the songs "Traces", "Spooky" and "Stormy" for Classics IV, "Rock Bottom" for Wynonna Judd and the hit song "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy".  Artists he has worked with through the years are many and include Johnny Cash, Frankie & Johnny, The Highwaymen, Wynonna Judd, Al Kooper, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Royal and Hank Snow among others.  He is a member of the Alabama and Georgia Music Hall of Fame and is currently in The Dirty Blues Band alongside artists such as Ray Manzarek.  Albums he has appeared on over the course of his career include Back Up Against The Wall, Champagne Jam, Quinella and Third Annual Pipe Dream by Atlanta Rhythm Section, Heroes by Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings, City of New Orleans by Willie Nelson, King of Hearts by Roy Orbison and the soundtrack of Lost Highway.

     

    Atlantic Rhythm Section recordings

    Champagne Jam (Buddy Buie/Robert Nix/J.R. Cobb)                                               

    Silver Eagle (Buddy Buie/J.R. Cobb)                                                             

                                                     

    Sources:

    1. www.atlantarhythmsection.com/arsStory07.htm
    2. www.classicwebs.com/ars.htm
    3. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wvfwxqr5ldje~T4
    4. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fiftxq95ldte~T2
    5. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:J.R.%20Cobb:1927050121?sort=az

     

     

     

     

     

     



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