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Sam Cooke was born in 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. His father, a Baptist minister, soon moved the family to Chicago where  young Sam began singing gospel music with amateur groups. Eventually, he was hired to sing and write religious songs by a professional recording group, The Soul Stirrers. Cooke went solo in 1956 and became a highly successful writer, music publisher, and recording star in from 1957 until his tragic death in 1964. He worked in a number of genres, including R&B, gospel, and soul. “Good Times” was written by Sam Cooke.  The Soul Stirrers are doing the back-up vocals. Other musicians on the track are John Ewing (trombone), Edward Hall (drums and percussion), John Pisano (guitar), and Clifton White (guitar). The song reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the R&B Chart in 1964. The song has been covered by other artists, including versions by Aretha Franklin The Rolling Stones, and Phoebe Snow.

Here are the lyrics to “Good Times” by Sam Cooke:

Wo ah la ta da , wo ah la ta da, da da da all night long [x2]

Yeah, come on and let the good times roll
We’re gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long
One more time, come on and let the good times roll
We’re gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long

Gotta tell you, evenin’ sun is sinkin’ low
The clock on the wall say it’s time to go
I got my plans, I don’t know about you
I’ll tell you exactly what I’m gonna do

Get in the groove and let the good times roll
I’m gonna stay here till I soothe my soul
If it take all night long
Yeah, everybody let the good times roll
We’re gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long

Yeah, it might be 1 o’clock and it might be 3
Time don’t mean that much to me
I’ve felt this good since I don’t know when
And I might not feel this good again

So come on and let the good times roll
We’re gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long
And all night (all night) and all night (all night)
And all night (all night) and all night long (all night)
Somebody said it might take all night long
And all night (all night) and all night (all night), so
Come on and let the good times roll
We’re gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long”

For other songs by Sam Cooke: “Another Saturday Night,” Ain’t That Good News,” “A Change is Gonna Come,” “Having a Party,” “Chain Gang,” “Sad Mood,” “You Send Me,” and “Cupid.”

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