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Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke
Born: Jan 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, MS
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Died: Dec 11, 1964 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: R&B, Folk
Biography: Sam Cooke was the most important soul singer in history -- he was also the inventor of soul music, and its most popular and beloved performer in both the black and white communities. Equally important, he was among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of the ...Read full biography
Night Beat
Released: 1963
Label: RCA Records
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Saddled with soaring strings and vocal choruses for maximum crossover potential, Sam Cooke's solo material often masked the most important part of his genius -- his glorious voice -- so the odd small-group ...Read full review
One Night Stand - Sam Cooke Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963
Released: 1985
Label: RCA Records
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For anyone who thought they knew Sam Cooke's music based on the hit singles, this disc will be a revelation. This is the real Sam Cooke, doing a sweaty, raspy soulful set at the Harlem Square Club in North ...Read full review
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