The Sam Cooke Page

The Sam Cooke Page


  • Sam Cooke Having a Party
    April 26, 2018

    Sam Cooke Having a Party


    Soul Music Oh yeah, Mr. DJ, keep those records playing. The song was written by Sam Cooke and released in 1962 with "Bring It On Home to Me" on the B-Side. It went to #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the R&B Chart.  Evidently, the…

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  • Chain Gang by Sam Cooke
    April 8, 2018

    Chain Gang by Sam Cooke


    R&B Inspiration for songs, such as for this golden oldie, comes from many places. While on tour, Sam Cooke and his brother Charles saw a chain gang of prisoners on the highway. They were moved by what they saw and wrote this song. The story goes that they gave…

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  • Sam Cooke
    March 15, 2018

    Sam Cooke Good Times


    Soul 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.…

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  • February 10, 2018

    Another Saturday Night by Sam Cooke


    Soul Music The song “Another Saturday Night” by Sam Cooke has pathos behind it, and is a classic from this first era of rock and roll. The loneliness expressed in the song makes it one of the great golden oldies. Cooke wrote the song while  touring England in 1962…

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  • Sam Cooke
    January 26, 2018

    Sam Cooke Cupid


    Sounds of Soul Music The song was written by Sam Cooke, and he had the idea for the sound effect of cupid's arrow that goes straight to his lover's heart. There are elements of R&B, Latin, pop, and jazz in the song, which helped put it on Rolling Stone…

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  • Sam Cooke You Send Me
    January 22, 2018

    Sam Cooke You Send Me


    Early Soul Music The song beautifully  showcases Sam Cooke’s clear, silky voice. It is credited to his brother L. C. Cooke,  because he did not want his publisher to profit from the song, but Sam was the author. In the 1940s, Sam and his brother sang in their family…

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  • Sam Cooke Wonderful World
    December 26, 2017

    Sam Cooke Wonderful World


    Sounds of Soul While the singer does not think academics are his strong suit -- whether it’s history, biology, or French -- he does know about love. The song was written by Sam Cooke, Lou Adler, and Herb Alpert (of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass fame) -- and…

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  • "Sad Mood" by Sam Cooke
    August 22, 2017

    Sad Mood by Sam Cooke


    Soul Music The song "Sad Mood" was written by Sam Cooke, with the arrangement by Sammy Lowe. In 1960, the song went to #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #23 on the R&B Chart. Sam Cooke was influential as a singer and a songwriter. He was known…

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