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October 25th, 2010, 11:00 am by Greg

“You Send Me”
“Chain Gang”
“(What a) Wonderful World”
“Only Sixteen”
“Bring It On Home to Me”
“Havin’ a Party”
“Twistin’ the Night Away”
“Another Saturday Night”
“Send Me Some Lovin'”
“A Change Is Gonna Come”

Sam Cooke was a giant of the pop music industry in the ’50s and ’60s and a leader in the civil rights movement. The All Music Guide proclaims, “Sam Cooke was the most important soul singer in history – he was also the inventor of soul music, and its most popular and beloved performer in both the black and white communities. Equally important, he was among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of the music business, and founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer.”

Cooke’s superstar career was cut short, however, by his tragic and mysterious death in 1964 at the age of

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