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Sam Cooke

A n absolutely crucial figure in popular music, Sam Cooke was instrumental in developing and popularizing soul music in the late '50s and early '60s, and was arguably the first black artist to truly cross over to a white audience in America. He also wrote and performed one of the anthems of the civil rights movement in the shape of "A Change is Gonna Come", a song widely acknowledged as one of the greatest ever; alongside the likes of "You Send Me", "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Shake", and "Wonderful World", it's one of his many songs that is still regularly heard and covered. He died in 1964, after being shot at a Los Angeles motel, but his influence on a wave of soul musicians throughout in '60s, '70s, and beyond was undiminished.

Similar Bands: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, William Bell, Al Green

LPs
Ain't That Good News
1964

4.5
24 Votes
Night Beat
1963

4.3
27 Votes
My Kind of Blues
1961

4.2
5 Votes
Tribute to the Lady
1959

3.8
3 Votes
Encore
1958

3.8
2 Votes
Sam Cooke
1957

4
3 Votes
Live Albums
Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
1985

4.6
26 Votes
Sam Cooke At The Copa
1964

5
4 Votes
Compilations
Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964
2003

4.4
52 Votes
Greatest Hits
1998

4.3
5 Votes

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