Eddie Coker

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Eddie Coker

Eddie Coker (born 1960, Midland, Texas) is a children's singer/songwriter from Dallas, Texas, who has recently relocated to Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Coker grew up in Highland Park, Texas, attended Highland Park High School, and earned a degree in music from Southern Methodist University. Originally an opera singer, Coker has been writing, recording, and performing children's music since 1989. Coker's songs draw on a wide range of rock and popular influences ranging from The B-52's and Queen to classical music. His songs and performances also feature fanciful and quirky characters such as Fred, a "purple red-truck-driving duck", and Regina, a musician-turned-construction-worker octopus.

Coker has composed music for Barney & Friends, Chuck E. Cheese's, and Borders Books, and was the host of the Saturday-morning show "The Weird, Wild World of Eddie Coker" on Radio Disney. He typically performs over 200 concerts a year; fellow Texas musician Sara Hickman described him as "the James Brown of children's music... The hardest-working man in kids' show business."

Discography[edit]

  • The Happy One (1992)
  • Say Hello (1994)
  • Welcome to the Island (1995)
  • What's Cooking? (1996)
  • Schnorgel & Berg (1998)
  • E.C. on CD (compilation) (1998)
  • Wow! (compilation) (1998)
  • Hmmm.... (compilation) (1998)
  • Save Our Planet (compilation) (2000)
  • Seven Songs (compilation) (2002)

Videos[edit]

  • Sock Lobster
  • Take A Walk on the Child Side
  • The Bright Side of the Moon
  • Kids for Character
  • Choices Count

References[edit]

  • Ann Pinson, "Eddie Coker", Dallas Morning News, June 3, 2005, p. 36.
  • Cindy Boykin, "Eddie Coker", Plano Profile, Sept. 2003.
  • Nancy Churnin, "Boy band seeks boy fans using hero approach", Dallas Morning News, August 28, 2000, p. 1C.
  • Jodi Duckett, "Opera funnyman finds children don't snore during the show", Allentown Morning Call, March 17, 2000, p. D1.
  • Ryan Sanders, "Grand Prairie church kids around", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sept. 13, 1998, p. 17.
  • Holly Williams, "Eddie Coker: Singer is rockin' the world of children's music", Dallas Morning News, Dec. 29, 1996, p. 1E.

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