Ralph Stanley on the passing of Jack Cooke

Dr. Ralph Stanley sent along this brief tribute to his long-time friend and bass player, Jack Cooke, who passed away earlier this week.

Ralph Stanley and Jack Cooke from the 1970s - photo from Flickr (The Swamper)“I have nothing but the best to say about Jack. He played with me about 40 years (and with the Stanley Brothers before that). He never missed a show unless he really had to.

He was honest, faithful, and true. He gave me those years of honest and dependable services helping me. He did a good job. I will miss him.”

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