Sam Cooke


Brainerd native BJ the Chicago Kid is a GRAMMY nominee for collaboration on Sam Cooke classic

CHICAGO (CBS) -- BJ the Chicago Kid, a native of the South Side's Brainerd neighborhood, was nominated for a GRAMMY for his collaboration with PJ Morton, Kenyon Dixon, and Charlie Bereal for a cover of a Sam Cooke classic. Their rendition of "Bring It on Home to Me" was a nominee for Best Traditional R&B Performance. "Fight For You" - H.E.R. ended up winning the award.As noted by Entertainment Tonight last year, the rendition of Cooke's 1962 hit was accompanied by a video inspired by Leslie Odom Jr's portrayal of Cooke in the movie "One Night in Miami."...
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Sam Cooke show highlights local artists

When Black Lives Matter protests were taking place, Alex Leavell asked Black friends how he could help start change. He listened and now is presenting an opportunity for everyone to enjoy listening as he directs “Celebration of Sam Cooke” today and Saturday as part of the Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation.

Soul Icon, Industry Trailblazer: The Legacy Of Sam Cooke

The late and truly great Sam Cooke was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi on January 22, 1931. Imagining this great vocal stylist as a senior citizen is especially poignant when you remember that he was a mere 33 when he was shot to death in a motel in December 1964. His passing was insalubrious, but in just a few short years of success, his songs and his unmatched singing technique had already influenced many of the upcoming generation of stars.

Sam Cooke Remembered

Saturday (January 22nd) marks what would have been legendary soul singer Sam Cooke's 91st birthday. Born in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1931, he was one of seven children raised by parents Annie Mae Cook and Charles Cook, Sr., a Baptist minister. Cook — he added the “e” later on for show business reasons — began his career singing gospel music in his father's church when his family moved to Chicago. At the age of 19 he was asked to join the Soul Stirrers, with whom he wrote, sang, and recorded gospel songs for Specialty Records, including “Nearer To Thee” and “Be With Me Jesus.”

R&B Jukebox Celebrates Sam Cooke

Saturday, January 22, marks the birthday of the father of soul music, Sam Cooke!. Sam Cooke put the spirit of the gospel sound into popular music and created a new American sound. This genius left an immeasurable imprint on music, and on society. We will spend this week’s show celebrating Sam Cooke’s contributions as a singer, songwriter, producer, and a champion of civil rights.

The Music of Sam Cooke on MLK Weekend

LONGVIEW — The LeTourneau University Belcher Center in partnership with the Longview Cultural Arts Advisory Commission will host “The Music of Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15. There will be a pre-show concert in the plaza at 6:15 p.m. with local favorite band “Covie” — and you can stay for the post-show talk back with star Bradd Marquis as he discusses the life and music of Sam Cooke, Martin Luther King Jr., and their role in the Civil Rights movement. Click here for more information.

Calendar: See a Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson tribute show at the PAC

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Great Value Offset Sings Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” | Comedy & Karaoke Night

J Birks did a good job sining “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke, but I called him Great Value Offset!! 😂😂😂😂 Get tickets to watch my next #ComedyKaraokeNight here: SUBSCRIBE. WEBSITE. FOLLOW. Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: