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Sam Cooke – 50 years on

Written by admin on December 11, 2014 – 9:45 am -

The great Sam Cooke died 50 years ago today aged 33. The reason that the soul legend was shot will probably never be known with certainty, but the magnificence of his voice and charm of his recordings are in no doubt.

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27 recordings added to Grammy Hall of Fame

Written by admin on December 4, 2013 – 1:59 pm -

The Recording Academy® has announced the newest additions to its Grammy Hall Of Fame, including classic recordings by Sam Cooke, George Harrison, Neil Young, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, says:

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Song of the Week #151 – “A Change Is Gonna Come”

Written by admin on April 22, 2013 – 10:21 pm -

Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come single

Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

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Song of the Week #134 – “Since I Met You Baby”

Written by admin on November 26, 2012 – 6:52 pm -

Ivory Joe Hunter - Since I Met You Baby single Ivory Joe Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

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Song of the Week #131 – “Bring It On Home to Me”

Written by admin on November 5, 2012 – 7:29 pm -

Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

“Bring It On Home to Me” was released in May 1962 as the B-side of “Having a Party,” but would go on to chart independently of the A-side.

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