Sam Cooke

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Sam Cook, 22 January 1931, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA, d. 11 December 1964, Los Angeles, California, USA. Reverend Charles Cook and his wife Annie May relocated his family to Chicago during the 30s. The devout young Sam Cook first performed publicly with his brother and two sisters in their Baptist quartet, the Soul Children. As a teenager he joined the Highway QCs, before replacing Rebert ‘R.H.’ Harris in the Soul Stirrers. Between 1951 and 1956 Cook (now with an ‘e’)... Read more

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soul
rhythm and blues
oldies
gospel
rnb
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