Tag Archives: Sam Cooke

A Change Is Gonna Come: Sam Cooke; Al Green; Beyonce

Hello there! On May 1, 2017 we published this post on the Sam Cooke anthem A Change Is Gonna Come. However, the murder of George Floyd, the vigilante killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and the senseless shooting of Rayshard Brooks have … Continue reading

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Blowin’ In The Wind: Bob Dylan; Peter, Paul & Mary; Sam Cooke

Hello there! This week our blog features a folk song that became one of the great civil-rights anthems, Blowin’ In The Wind. We will begin with the original by Bob Dylan. Next, we will review a cover by Peter, Paul … Continue reading

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A Change Is Gonna Come: Sam Cooke; Al Green; Beyonce

Hello there! Our song this week is A Change Is Gonna Come. This is a gospel-inspired pop song that is deeply rooted in the civil rights movement. We will review the original version by Sam Cooke. We will then discuss … Continue reading

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The Great Pretender: Tony Williams and The Platters; Sam Cooke; Freddie Mercury

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song The Great Pretender. This is a lovely pop tune from the mid-50s. We will start with the original song by The Platters, and then we will review covers from Sam … Continue reading

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