Chicago’s Owner of Coops Records has passed


Mr. Cooper, 89, who’d been in declining health, died Dec. 23 at Jesse Brown VA Center, according to his son Pierre Cooper.

Long before people routinely found music via Spotify and Google, “People would come from all over town” to his stores to find the music they loved, his son said. “They’d go, ‘Doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo doo,’ and he’d say, ‘Oh, that’s Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue.’ ”


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