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Sam Cooke-A Change is Gonna come/The Great Pretender

4 February 2012

Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 -- December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an African-American gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music.He is commonly known as the King of Soul for his unmatched vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. His contribution in pioneering Soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and popularizing the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown. Cooke had 29 top 40 hits in the U.S. between 1957 and 1964. Major hits like "You Send Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Chain Gang", "Wonderful World", and "Bring It on Home to Me" are some of his most popular songs. Cooke was also among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of his musical career. He founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer here we present two of his many great songs the first being in my Opinon His Best song. But Then They Were All Great. A CHANGE IS GONNA COME & A Niice Version Of THE GEAT PRETENDER. Enjoy This Truly Great Artist. and One of the best vocalists of all time
Birth nameSamuel Cook[1]
Also known asDale Cook
BornJanuary 22, 1931
Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S.
OriginChicago, Illinois, U.S.
December 11, 1964 (aged 33)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Interred: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, GlendaleCalifornia
Years active1950–1964
Associated actsThe Soul Stirrers
Bobby Womack
Johnnie Taylor

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