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.
by avishai 18 Replies latest social entertainment
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.
Sam Cooke was really good. So was Otis Redding. Wasn't Redding like 28 when he died?
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
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)!
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.
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
Hell yes! Sam Cooke is great! Also very fond of the pre-superfly Curtis Mayfield (and the Impressions..)
His voice is a perfect blend of smooth asphalt and rough-but-groomed gravel.
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?)