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Quite often, the phrase “dynamic individual” is used to describe extra-ordinary people. The American Heritage Dictionary defines dynamic as “characterized by progress or activity… by vigor and energy”, and the word typically sums up what we want to say about a person who gives above and beyond what is expected of them. To say Sam Cooke was a dynamic individual, however, would be like describing the Universe using the nine planets that make up our solar system; it’s a good start, but the expanse left undefined is simply too vast to ignore. Sam Cooke was one of the most multi-talented, multi-faceted individuals to have lived in the 20th century...Excerpt from “Our Uncle Sam: The Sam Cooke Story From His Family's Perspective” by Erik Greenewww.OurUncleSam.com
Makes me want to start smoking again.Great singer, but even greater photo.
Sadly he died under suspicious circumstances.My favorite Sam Cook song was the 1960 RCA Victor release 'Chain Gang'
Great singer, or the greatest singer?When I listen to the Harlem Square Club recording it's hard for me to argue the latter.
I'd easily go with greatest."Sam Cooke is somebody other singers have to measure themselves against, and most of them go back to pumping gas." - Keith Richards
Yeah...the only guy who comes close for me is Otis Redding, but Sam wins out for the sheer textural brilliance of his voice and all its different shadings.But I still get chills from both of 'em.
And then there's Ira Tucker, Sr., Paul Owens, Claude Jeter, Archie Brownlee and all the other giants of gospel who didn't cross over.
I have a framed limited edition (41 of 500) photo with the Michael Ochs stamp on it - any idea where I can get another?? Sam Cooke is one of the coolest men ever!!
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