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This album is composed of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues classics with the addition of a couple of terrific ballads by Randy Newman and Tom Waits. Recorded at Ultrasonic Studios in New Orleans in 2001, and mixed and mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Steve Reynolds.


Tunes - The Fat Man, Rockin’ Pneumonia, Cabbagehead, Brother John, Walkin’ To New Orleans, Guilty, Let the Good Times Roll, How Come My Dog Don’tBark?, Loberta, Jock-A-Mo, Liza Jane, Dat’s Mardi Gras, Sick and Tired, I Wish I was In New Orleans

CD can be purchased as a digital download from tmanfordhook@cox.net


Sales price is $1.00 per tune

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This is an album composed of love songs of all different shapes and sizes. Ranging from the skid row Tom Waits ballad “Saving All My Love For You”, to re-interpretations of lush romantic Johnny Hartman classics like “My One and Only Love” and “Dedicated to You”, with a mixture of Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Randy Newman, Cole Porter, Leon Russel, Thad Jones and Dr. John in between. Recorded 2008 at Dogwater Studios in New Orleans, and mastered by Grammy award winning engineer David Farrell. 


Tunes - My One and Only Love, A Child Is Born, I Love You Porgy, A Song For You, Such A Night, Crazy She Calls Me, Marie,
I Concentrate On You, Saving All My Love For You, Until The Real Thing Comes Along, Dedicated To You, Send Me Someone to Love.

This CD can be purchased as a digital download from tmanfordhook@cox.net


Sales price is $1.00 per tune 


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Recorded in 2013 this duet features the uncommon duet artistry of Yve Evans and Tom Hook. recorded at Soundtrek Studios in Kansas City, engineered and mixed by the great Jim Wheeler at Wheeler Audio, this CD captures the spontaneous magic of an Evans/Hook performance. 

Tunes - I Love Being Here With You, Makin' Whoopee, A Song for You, Baby It's Cold Outside,

You're The Boss, You Don't Bring Me Flowers, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Let Them Talk,

You've Got a Friend, Let's Do It, Here's To Life, Baby It's Cold Outside (reprise)

​This CD can be purchased as a digital download from tmanfordhook@cox.net

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Featuring Tom playing and singing the tunes that get most frequently requested at festivals around the country. Eighteen of your favorites, recorded in 2012 just the way you hear them live...one voice, one piano.

Tunes - Ooh Pooh Pah Pah Do, Yellow Dog Blues, Audubon Zoo, Blueberry Hill, Big 10 Inch, Wonderful World, Mardi Gras Mambo, How Come My Dog Don't Bark?, Roll The Patrol, Hellhound Calling My Name, Hold Tight, Monkey Song, Nobody's There, Iko Iko, Outskirts of Town, I Like It Like That, Straight, Don't You Just Know It?

This CD can be purchased directly from this website by contacting Tom Hook at

tmanfordhook@cox.net

Sales price is $20.00 plus $3.50 shipping and handling.

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Recorded at the National Jazz Park located in the Old US Mint building in New Orleans, this acclaimed concert lecture traces the development of New Orleans piano from it's earliest days to the death of Jelly Roll Morton in 1941. A must have for music historians, it contains detailed lecture and illustrative piano and vocal performances.

Tunes - Under the Double Eagle, Mississippi Rag, Maple Leaf Rag, New Orleans Blues, Grandpa's Spells, Whinin' Boy Blues, Mr. Jelly Lord, The Pearls, Sweet Substitute, Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar

This CD can be purchased directly from this website by contacting Tom Hook at tmanfordhook@cox.net

Sales price is $20.00 plus $2.50 shipping and handling.

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The follow up lecture to "Becoming Jelly Roll", this lecture/performance takes the evolution through the second half of the 20th century with discussions and demonstrations of New Orleans piano innovators like Champion Jack Dupree, Tuts Washington, Huey P. Smith, Fats Domino, James Booker, Professor Longhair and Dr. John

Tunes - Junker's Blues, Tee-nah-nah, Blue Monday, Rockin' Pneumonia, Don't You Just Know It, Sea Cruise, Go to the Mardi Gras, Cabbagehead, Blueberry Hill, I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Some Day, Junco Partner, Such a Night, Jock-a-mo

This CD can be purchased directly from this website by contacting Tom Hook at tmanfordhook@cox.net

Sales price is $20.00 plus $2.50 shipping and handling.