Wednesday, August 15, 2007
A Sam Cooke Double Feature
I've been listening to a lot of Sam Cooke lately, mostly because I recently saw two very good movies that feature Cooke songs in them. His is a voice I've known for quite some time, but I didn't realize the breadth nor magnitude of Cooke's work until listening to "A Change is Gonna Come" for the first time in the film "Talk to Me."
Sam Cooke – A Change is Gonna Come
It's a song that will make you notice a new thing upon each listen. Cooke's pristine tenor appears clearer around the third play, the way he sings 'ever-y since' astounds on the fifth. It always means something. Cooke's story is almost as fascinating as his music, the tragedy of a young fallen star. It's the stuff legends are made of really.
This is another Cooke classic
Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me
And here's some footage of Cooke singing "For Sentimental Reasons" on through "You Send Me" followed by audio of a poor excuse for an interview (Youtube is one helluva drug.)