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Sam Cooke - You Send Me




Sam Cooke - Gospel, Jazz Singer

Sam Cooke, gospel, jazz singer, began in the church singing gospel music before he began his career in pop. His first single under his own name was "You Send Me", was a historic success, going to #1  on the charts and selling two million copies.

The world remembers Sam Cooke not only for his gospel recordings but for songs like a change is gonna come, bring it on home to me, you send me, having a party and Sam Cooke greatest hits.


He wrote his own songs, hired his own musicians,m and started his own record label and music publishing company.

Sam Cooke connected with music lovers in songs like "Wonderful World", "Chain Gang", and "Another Saturday Night", and ": Having A Party". These were seemingly effortless compositions that still sound fresh today.

Sam Cooke - The Singles Collection - 2LP Gatefold 180g Vinyl

Writing the civil rights anthem "A Change Is Gonna Come", Sam Cooke proudly declaring his feelings, insisted on wearing his hair "natural" before many other artists stopped straightening theirs.

Sam Cooke also refused to perform in segregated audiences in the South. That stance provoked the threat of violence on more than one occasion.

If you are a Sam Cooke fan, ask your self...what was his first hit. Tough question. It seems that they were all big hits. His first hit, however, "You Send Me," released as the B-side of "Summertime," spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart.


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