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Dennis Hooker

(September, 2004) Dennis, The "Musician". (The picture above, of course, is not me, but it does represent me more than any I've ever seen. It IS me in a couple of years!)

Dennis was born at a very early age in Detroit, Michigan. His music career started (and ended suddenly) at age 7 when he sat on, and broke, the bakelite ocarena his grandfather had given him. His evil and sadistic parents bought him an accordion that he had to practice before baseball. Dennis combined the two -- playing shortstop with his accordion (as THE second base). Dennis' accordion teacher lauded him constantly about his unique ability to improve weekly - without ever having practiced. He played in an accordion band at 12, but was ordered to only pretend to squeeze - he wasn't playing the same notes as the band.

Dennis was asked to appear on TV at age 13, but he tore up the invitation before his parents saw it. His rendition of Lady of Spain and Lover for his 8th grade graduation ceremony "stunned" the crowd. Those are still his best songs. He can now add the left hand" omm pahh" - sometimes correctly. His once beautiful soprano voice, he found, came from his "jewels" getting caught in the bellows. That remedied, he soon won a cigar from his choir director for singing the lowest "Halleluah" note.

Music took a music hiatus until a few years ago when asked to play accordion with the well-known "Musical Milkers" in rural S.E. Ohio. Dennis says, "The cows DO produce more milk - especially when I am not there. (They do pee a lot when I'm there".)

Ten years ago Dennis bought his first Casio for $2 -- run by two D cells. It is this instrument that he plays the tunes on this page (sometimes substituting the Yamaha 9000 and 2100). Dennis is now playing on a PSR-3000.

Dennis was assured that "anyone with half a brain" could use music to attract a female life-mate. Dennis, still a bachelor, has decided to retire soon from music to attempt an on-line dating service.

Click on this link to download Dennis' complete MIDI library: DH-3k.zip.

Alphabetical List of MIDI Songs
Title T TS L C Style V K
Bye & Bye1124/4NY023k
Bye & Bye1124/4NY023k
Dream644/4NY013k
Dream644/4NY013k
Evergreen783/4NYGuitarSerenade023k
Evergreen783/4NYGuitarSerenade023k
Fascination903/4NYEnglishWaltz023k
Fascination903/4NYEnglishWaltz023k
Gablues604/4NY013k
Gablues604/4NY013k
Georgia On My Mind684/4NY6-8Blues023k
Georgia On My Mind684/4NY6-8Blues023k
Glory Is His (c)1484/4NYHeartBeat023k
Glory Is His (c)1484/4NYHeartBeat023k
Going Home (c)934/4NY023k
Going Home (c)934/4NY023k
Great894/4NY013k
Great Friend894/4NY013k
Half As Much1334/4NY023k
Half As Much1334/4NY023k
He Needed Me1484/4NYHeartBeat023k
He Needed Me1484/4NYHeartBeat023k
I Am Persuaded (c)684/4NY023k
I Am Persuaded (c)684/4NY023k
I Just Called To Say I Love You794/4NYBeguine033k
I Just Called To Say I Love You794/4NYBeguine033k
I'll Fly Away1404/4NY023k
I'll Fly Away1404/4NY023k
In The Mood804/4NY013k
In The Mood804/4NYSlowBlues013k
It's Not Unusual1154/4NYPianoRumba033k
It's Not Unusual1154/4NYPianoRumba033k
Jazz Gt (c)1424/4NY033k
Jazz Gt (c)1424/4NY033k
Latin Embrace (c)804/4NYPopLatin033k
Latin Embrace (c)804/4NYPopLatin033k
Lion Sleeps Tonight1244/4NYJumboReggae033k
Lion Sleeps Tonight1244/4NYJumboReggae033k
Love Is In The Air1104/4NYSambaCity033k
Love Is In The Air1104/4NYSambaCity033k
Love Tell Story1244/4NY033k
Love Tell Story1244/4NY033k
Mambo Julio1254/4NY033k
Mambo Julio1254/4NY033k
Nearness Of You, The1134/4NY033k
Nearness Of You, The1134/4NY033k
Nite Song (c)704/4NYGuitarBallad013k
Nite Song (c)704/4NYGuitarBallad013k
Odda Da Blue804/4NY033k
Odda Da Blue804/4NY033k
Out Of Blue Jz984/4NY013k
Out Of Blue Jz984/4NY013k
Satin Doll1204/4NY013k
Satin Doll1204/4NY013k
Spanish Eyes (wCB)894/4NY013k
Spanish Eyes wCB894/4NY013k
Titantic444/4NY013k
Titantic444/4NY013k