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Sam Cooke Getting the Biopic Treatment

Sam Cooke - Samuel Cook (January 1931 – December known by his stage name Sam Cooke, and on one recording as Dale Cook, was an American recording artist, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur. Cooke is considered to be one of the pio

Sam Cooke, 1963.    “Sam Cooke was the best singer who ever lived, no contest.” - Jerry Wexler

Sam Cooke ~ "It's been a long, a long time coming - But I know a change is gonna come"." Sing It Sam, Sing It!

Suddenly very fascinated by "The Mysterious Death of Sam Cooke."

Sam Cooke - In the book “Our Uncle Sam”, the author explains why the great soul singer and civil rights activist was also one of the first major black artists to stop straightening his hair.

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Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke, grew up as neighbours and friends in Detroit

Sam Cooke, a brilliant singer & songwriter, is widely considered the inventor of Soul music.

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Sam Cooke  In the Fifites and Sixties, Sam Cooke helped invent soul music by merging gospel sounds with secular themes. Cooke's pure, elegant crooning was widely imitated, and both his voice and his suave, sophisticated image influenced generations of soul men.

Sam Cooke In the Fifites and Sixties, Sam Cooke helped invent soul music by…

theBERRY’s Afternoon Daily Randomness : theBERRY. Good Music Doesn't Have An Expiration Date. #Quote

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I love when my parents say, "How do you know that song? That song was popular when I was a teenager." And I always tell them that music doesn't have an expiration date.

Clearly positioned by RCA as a young heir to Nat King Cole, Cooke was often forced to record pop songs for older audiences that weren't quite right for his youthful sound and soulful sensibility. Description from I searched for this on

The great singer/songwriter Sam Cooke was born today in Sam had a…

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Sam Cooke 'Bring it on Home to Me' 1962 | If you've never heard Sam Cooke's voice or this song in particular…

This week 50 years ago, Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ was released. An excerpt from Peter Guralnick’s superb recently rereleased biography of the singer examines what inspired him to write the song.