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Happy Birthday Sam Cooke

Yesterday was soul singer Sam Cooke's birthday.  Sam would have been 82 this year, had he not been shot in 1964.  Shortly after his untimely death, RCA/Victor released one of his greatest hits.  "A Change Is Gonna Come" was recorded by Cooke in 1963, as a personal reflection of the Civil Right Movement.



This track has been covered by a large number of artists over the years.  Otis Redding, The Supreme, Aretha Franklin, Al Green and more recently, by Herbie Hancock on THE IMAGINE PROJECT.