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  posted on 2/29/2016 at 11:40 PM
http://www.npr.org/2014/02/01/268995033/sam-cooke-and-the-song-that-almost- scared-him

 

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  posted on 3/1/2016 at 01:29 AM
I heard the Allmans play this song at the Beacon with the Juke Horns and Derek adding the slide - was amazing I'll never forget it.
 

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  posted on 3/1/2016 at 08:40 AM
I've been listening to Sam Cooke a lot lately. One of a kind, a giant talent!

Thanks for the link.

 

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  posted on 3/1/2016 at 09:41 AM
I bought The Soul Stirrers CD compilation with Sam Cooke a few years ago. WOW! Talk about a cappella singing ( Black Gospel that is). There are some incredible songs on it. Also have one of his famous live shows from The Apollo. WOW! Incredible. I think he might have started soul music. His singles were great, but I always thought some of them were a little
too commercial and pop like.

 

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  posted on 3/1/2016 at 10:31 AM
Peter Guralnick wrote, I reckon, the definitive biography of Cooke a few years ago:

http://www.peterguralnick.com/dreamboogie

I didn't really know much about him beforehand.

 

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  posted on 3/1/2016 at 10:56 AM
Thanks so much for that link. One of my all-time favorite songs. Growing up in South Carolina during the 60's, it put the social struggles our nation was going thru to right its' ship into a beautiful and haunting message, sung by one the most gifted voices ever. Sadly he was gone soon after, as way to often seems to be the case. Every favorites playlist I create has someone's version of this song included!
 

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  posted on 3/1/2016 at 11:39 AM
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I heard the Allmans play this song at the Beacon with the Juke Horns and Derek adding the slide - was amazing I'll never forget it.


I don't know if it was the same show you were at, but Gregg and the entire ABB REALLY nailed A Change Is Gonna Come on the Live @ The Beacon DVD. Since Gregg is supposed to be recording a new record in Muscle Shoals starting sometime this month, I am hoping that he will include this tune. (That's according to a recent Scott Sharrard interview which someone posted here). The Beacon DVD is the only officially documented recording of him singing it. Gregg really did this song justice, that version is just magic.

[Edited on 3/1/2016 by robslob]

 

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  posted on 3/2/2016 at 12:51 PM
ABB A Change is Gonna Come, Beacon 2003:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqKrRATxHXY

Indeed a great version. Wish it had landed on the accompanying One Way Out live album.

 

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  posted on 3/2/2016 at 12:57 PM
Any recommendations for your favorite albums?

Those early 60's had some great talent. Sam Cooke, King Curtis...

 

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  posted on 3/3/2016 at 08:00 AM
I remember reading somewhere that Jerry Wexler ( Atlantic Records ) thought Sam Cooke was one of the best singers ever. I think he was right.

 

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  posted on 3/3/2016 at 10:43 AM
The singer Seal does an incredible version of this song

 

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  posted on 3/3/2016 at 02:11 PM
Otis Redding did a fine version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyhL0ioST_U
 

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  posted on 3/3/2016 at 02:25 PM
My last Derek Trucks Band show at Strathmore the pre show tunage on the sound system was Sam Cooke gospel.
 

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  posted on 3/3/2016 at 03:44 PM
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I remember reading somewhere that Jerry Wexler ( Atlantic Records ) thought Sam Cooke was one of the best singers ever. I think he was right.


I think Sam Cooke was much, MUCH more influential regarding the Soul genre than he gets credit for. And I'm sure most millenials wouldn't even know who Sam Cooke is. Although Rod Stewart is not considered a Soul artist, , he did a lot of R&B, and Cooke was a huge influence on him. You can hear it on all of Rod's 70's recordings, and I know he covered several Sam Cooke tunes. Cooke has been dead for 52 years now so his name often slips through the cracks. Here's a version of A Change Is Gonna Come that I just shot last Saturday night by a local Bay area singer named Will Russ. It's a long version, 12 minutes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GliVAyNo4w



[Edited on 3/3/2016 by robslob]

 

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  posted on 3/9/2016 at 11:03 AM
Sam Cooke phans, you might like to check out the Sam Cooke medley on Southside Johnny and the Ashbury Dukes live album "Reach Up and Touch The Sky". My shuffle on my favorites playlist really likes this one! Me too!
 

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  posted on 3/9/2016 at 11:06 AM
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The singer Seal does an incredible version of this song


john, never paid too much attention to Seal, but that album ( Soul) is an excellent listen, all the way thru!

 
 


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