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Alabama's Jeff Cook readies new CD

Thursday, February 26, 2009 – Former Alabama guitarist Jeff Cook will release his first CD in March as a digital only offering. After retiring from the road in 2004, Cook recently formed the Allstar Goodtime Band. Cook and the AGB will release "Ashes Won't Burn" for download on iTunes beginning March 17. The new album, releasing on Quest Records, is a combo of "country, soul and rock-n-roll," according to Cook. "This new record will please rock, blues and soul fans alike...we had a lot of fun making it...we call it 'Funtry' music. Country music fans can expect to hear those familiar guitar and fiddle licks from the past," said Cook.

The disc will showcase previously released re-recorded cuts from Cook's days with Alabama, new cuts co-written by Cook and covers including Brickhouse, Knockin' on Heaven's Door and All Right Now.

Cook's Allstar Goodtime Band is a nine-piece group with a three-piece horn section and percussion. Prior to forming the band, Cook handpicked all eight band members based on stage chemistry. "I put this group together to target the casino, fairs and festival demographics," he said. "We love playing the diversified music types!."

Songs on the CD are:
1. Ashes Won't Burn
2. I Feel Fine
3. If I Could Just See You Now
4. Mist Of Desire
5. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
6. Brick House
7. Kissing A Fool
8. Monkey Around
9. All Right Now
10. A Million Times Today
11. Wonderful Waste Of Time
12. King Bee

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