Al Cooper

Lofton Alfonso Cooper (1911 – October 5, 1981) was an American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist. He founded the Savoy Sultans and was their leader from 1937 to 1946. He was the half-brother of Grachan Moncur III.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1911, Died October 5th, 1981

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, clarinet, arranger, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-056161 10-in. 9/23/1940 Ready, get set, jump Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca 64359 10-in. 7/29/1938 Jump steady Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 64360 10-in. 7/29/1938 The thing Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 64361 10-in. 7/29/1938 Looney Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 64362 10-in. 7/29/1938 Rhythm doctor man Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 64363 10-in. 7/29/1938 Gettin' in the groove Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 64467 10-in. 8/19/1938 Someone outside is taking your mind off me Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 64468 10-in. 8/19/1938 Jeep's blues Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 64469 10-in. 8/19/1938 Draggin' my heart around Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 64470 10-in. 8/19/1938 You'll never miss the water Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 65630 10-in. 5/24/1939 Stitches Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans leader  
Decca 65631 10-in. 5/24/1939 Jumpin' at the Savoy-1 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans leader  
Decca 65632 10-in. 5/24/1939 We'd rather jump than swing Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans leader  
Decca 65633 10-in. 5/24/1939 Draggin' my heart around Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans leader  
Decca 66774 10-in. 10/16/1939 Little Sally Water-1 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, arranger  
Decca 66775 10-in. 10/16/1939 Jumpin' the blues-2 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, arranger  
Decca 66776 10-in. 10/16/1939 Love gave me you Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans ; Paul Chapman instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, arranger  
Decca 66777 10-in. 10/16/1939 When I grow too old to dream-2 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, arranger  
Decca 67433 10-in. 3/29/1940 Frenzy-1 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, arranger  
Decca 67434 10-in. 3/29/1940 Stop and ask somebody Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Decca 67435 10-in. 3/29/1940 Wishing and crying for you Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Decca 67436 10-in. 3/29/1940 Sophisticated jump-2 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Decca 68753 10-in. 2/28/1941 Norfolk ferry Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 68754 10-in. 2/28/1941 Second balcony jump Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 68755 10-in. 2/28/1941 See what I mean?-1 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 68756 10-in. 2/28/1941 Jackie boy Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 70111 10-in. 12/29/1941 Boats Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 70112 10-in. 12/29/1941 Fish for your supper Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 70113 10-in. 12/29/1941 'At's in there Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  
Decca 70114 10-in. 12/29/1941 Let your conscience be your guide Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger, leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cooper, Al," accessed November 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100135.

Cooper, Al. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100135.

"Cooper, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100135

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