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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 declari…

John Lennon - Unfinished Music No.1

John Lennon - Unfinished Music No.1


When John Lennon presented his fellow Beatles with the cover art for Unfinished Music No.1, Two Virgins in November of 1968, everybody recoiled. McCarthy's quote sat beneath Lennon and his lover, Yoko Ono, holding hands naked in their bedroom with postcoital grins.

EMI's lordly chairman, Sir Joseph Lockwood, refused to distribute the record, pronouncing John and Yoko "ugly". In America, Capitol Records balked, and even when the album was shipped through an independent distributor, New jersey authorities confiscated thirty thound copies, declaring the cover "obscene". Controversy subsumed the record's experimental sounds.

Nobody could understand why John Lennon would deliberately extend the public-relations debacle he had already created by leaving his British wife and child for a Japanese-American "conceptual artist", especially on the eve of the first Beatles album in eighteen months, the double White Albu…