October 24, 2016

It would pretty much be impossible to overestimate Sam Cooke's importance to soul music. Certainly he ranks right up there with Ray Charles, James Brown, and Otis Redding as soul/R&B legends, and it can be argued that no singer scored more top R&B hits over a relativel...

February 4, 2016

Sam Cooke was one of the greatest singers of his time who died a violent death at age 34. It was real tragedy because Sam had many hit records including, "A Change Is Gonna Come," arguably the first Civil Rights anthem. -- TDR

 


The wonderful Sam Cooke, as much as anyon...

August 4, 2015

He was incredibly frustrated by the segregation, and was unable to express his feelings to the local officials, because he knew he'd be jailed.  So he sat down and wrote the iconic, "A Change Is Gonna Come," which was not a hit at the time, but went on to...

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