Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sam Cooke
"The Best of Sam Cooke" (CD)

Mr. Cooke is another one of those rare musicians (that sounds suspiciously oxymoronic) that has influenced countless other musicians to follow in his footsteps.

Beyond his musical influence, he is often cited for breaking color barriers in the music business in much the same way Harry Belafonte did.

More to the point of this blog, his voice is like glazed honey.  There's just nothing about it that ever becomes wearying to the ear.  And with classics like 'Chain Gang' and 'Twistin' the Night Away' it's also a trip down memory lane.  If you're old enough...

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