Sam Cooke

by avishai 18 Replies latest social entertainment

  • avishai

    I've always loved his music, and was shattered that there was so little of it, due to his untimely death at 33. Now I've just discovered his music with the gospel group the Soul stirrers. I'm so stoked. It's fantastic. Phenomenal. Makes me wanna jump up and down. Wow.


    Avishai, I know what you mean.

    I find myself steadily going back to performers taken too soon from us, many years ago.

    Real gems, superb singers/songwriters with a knack for moving us.

    Once in awhile, I will tune-in to one of our local oldies AM station, and there'll be a feature on a singer/performer that died many, many years ago. Yesterday, it was all about Elvis.

    But, other nights, it'll be about singers from the 'golden era'. Also folks from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Some I knew, some I did not. But hearing their songs, made me want to go back.....and rediscover them.

    So many good ones have gone. But, the nice thing is: their music lives on.

    You just proved it.

  • under74

    Sam Cooke was really good. So was Otis Redding. Wasn't Redding like 28 when he died?

  • BluesBrother

    Otis Redding died at 26.

    I love 60's soul music .. Otis and Sam Cooke were two of the best.. Too bad that so many of my musical heroes died young

  • Mecurious?

    My wife introduced me to the great music of sam cook, I been a fan every since. Esp tunes like bring it on home to me:

    Yea, (yea), Yea, (yea)!

  • hubert

    I remember Sam Cooke, but for the life of me, can't remember what his hits were. (Been a long time).

    Give me a hint.


  • littlerockguy

    this is the sound of the men working on the chain gang

    what a wonderful world this would be

    do the cha cha cha

    twistin the night away

  • Huxley

    Hell yes! Sam Cooke is great! Also very fond of the pre-superfly Curtis Mayfield (and the Impressions..)


  • SixofNine

    His voice is a perfect blend of smooth asphalt and rough-but-groomed gravel.

  • Odrade

    Sam said: Makes me wanna jump up and down.
    I say: Whoa, with the seizures and the kidney stone "funny walk," that would be a sight I'd pay good money to see!
    *muah* (you still in Oregon?)

Share this