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, a brilliant singer & songwriter, is widely considered the inventor of Soul music.
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 marcmyers.typepad.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Sam Cooke. RnB Great who's life was way too short. Defines Heart and Soul. http://youtu.be/gbO2_077ixs
SAMUEL COOKE (Singer / Songwriter) BIRTH: January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S.A. DEATH: December 11, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. CAUSE OF DEATH: Gunshot Wound CLAIM TO FAME: You Send Me
i want to hang this in my kitchen | Sam Cooke and wife Barbara cooking and playing music in the kitchen of their home.
Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him'
Fifty years ago this week, Sam Cooke strolled into a recording studio, put on a pair of headphones, and laid down the tracks for one of the most important songs of the civil rights era. Rolling Stone now calls "A Change Is Gonna Come" one of the greatest songs of all time, but in 1964 its political message was a risky maneuver.