Monday, January 23, 2012

Celebrating the birthday of Sam Cooke, The King of Soul, who...



Celebrating the birthday of Sam Cooke, The King of Soul, who would have been 81 years old today, had he not been murdered in 1964…


Sam Cooke sang gospel, R&B, soul, and pop - and played a crucial role in developing the soul style and successfully crossing it over from the (black) R&B charts into the mainstream. Without Cooke, no Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye…


Last year we did a slew of Sam’s biggest hits and his seminal civil rights classic A Change is Gonna Come, so this year we’ll focus on some of his minor hits which still showcase his incomparable voice and groove…


(photo via easterhay)

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