Tony Henry

Jazz, Oldies, Soul & Sultry Originals



A tribute to the music of the
legendary SAM COOKE

by Tony Henry


“We had a tremendous program for the adults... Tony had the older women in the audience swaying with his moving songs - original and some old tunes from Sam Cook.  ...

I am well pleased with his personal appearance, song selection and the way he captivated the audience as he spoke about his beginning in the industry.  Some could identify with his heart felt songs, especially the one entitled 'Lil Birdy", and others just loved the smoothes of his voice. ......Thank you for having such a charming presenter.

.Easy on the eyes, charming as a snake and spiritual.

-J. Crawford,  Acres Homes  Public Library, ( 832 ) 393-1700

From his new single
“Stuck in the Ghetto,”  to his intuitive praise-filled “Searchin,” Tony’s music is up-lifting, encouraging and soothing to the soul.  

Tony’s music is perfect for clubs, coffeehouse sets, churches, parties,
banquets or special events.  Above, he samples snippets of cover tunes.

Tony has performed on BET’s 106 & Park  and the world famous Apollo Theater in New York;  at the Wortham Center, Miller Outdoor Theater, Red Cat Jazz Café and the Breakfast Club.  He also sang the National Anthem at  Booker T’s Pro Wrestling Alliance and was a thrid round callback for  the 2008 season of “America’s Got Talent”.   Tony has toured nationally with Cedric Ford & the Worshippers, and  a drama with music, “Coffee Colored Dreams” He is presently working on the completion of his 1st solo album.  Some samples are provided here.


Stuck in the Ghetto”

Songwriter and performer Sam Cooke was one of the most popular and influential black singers to emerge in the late '50s, successfully  to synthesize a blend of   gospel music and secular themes and provided the early foundation of soul music.

Cooke's pure, clear vocals were widely imitated, and his suave, sophisticated image set the style of soul crooners for the next decade.

In this tribute to Sam Cook, Tony employs his gorgeous voice to Cook’s style then molds it to fit his presence and personality. 

Listen to Tony Sing his version of

“A Change is Gonna Come”

“Tony delivers intimate songs of Cooke with an intensity that may not have been heard since the master crooner!”

A free-spirit  who is a joy to work with! Tony is available with guitar, ensemble and tracks depending on your venue and facilities.

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