First Listen: Craig T. Cooper makes a disco classic his own

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    (December 11, 2021) If you compile a list of the greatest disco songs ever, “Good Times” by Chic has to be near the top.  As a matter of fact, it made the top 10 on our list of The 100 Greatest Disco Songs of All Time here. (https://www.soultracks.com/best-disco)

    GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Craig T. Cooper has put his touch on the dance classic, creating an acoustic guitar instrumental version of the tune, which he describes as “jazzy, funky, happy, and fun”. It’s our newest First Listen.

    Craig is a skilled musician who can play the cello, trumpet, drums, and piano but has made a name for himself in the industry on the guitar, his instrument of choice. His expertise on the guitar has landed him gigs (touring or otherwise) over the years with acts like LSG, Loose Ends, The Blackbyrds, and Ray Parker, Jr.

    (December 11, 2021) If you compile a list of the greatest disco songs ever, “Good Times” by Chic has to be near the top.  As a matter of fact, it made the top 10 on our list of The 100 Greatest Disco Songs of All Time here. (https://www.soultracks.com/best-disco)

    GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Craig T. Cooper has put his touch on the dance classic, creating an acoustic guitar instrumental version of the tune, which he describes as “jazzy, funky, happy, and fun”. It’s our newest First Listen.

    Craig is a skilled musician who can play the cello, trumpet, drums, and piano but has made a name for himself in the industry on the guitar, his instrument of choice. His expertise on the guitar has landed him gigs (touring or otherwise) over the years with acts like LSG, Loose Ends, The Blackbyrds, and Ray Parker, Jr.

    Craig’s accomplishments also include songwriting and production. He co-wrote and produced “Baby U Are” for his longtime friend Gerald Levert in 2000, a song that became Gerald's last gold record before his sudden passing in 2006.

    Regarding Craig’s new rendition of “Good Times”, it comes from his upcoming “funky, smooth jazz” EP titled I Got You Covered,which he says will include the least expected cover songs.

    In the video for “Good Times,” which you can watch below, Craig T. Cooper shows the fun side of remaking a classic, as was his intention. He’s decked out in his afro and roller skates, so travel back in time with him to the height of the disco era and have some good times!  And feel free to sing all the words you can remember!

    By Darnea N. Samuels

    Craig T. Cooper - "Good Times"

     
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