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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sam Cooke's birthday

Today would have been soul singer Sam Cooke's birthday were he still alive. He has long been one of my favorites, so now seems as good a time as any to listen to a few of his songs. Enjoy!

First, one of his most well-known songs, the civil rights anthem "A Change Is Gonna Come." Allegedly he was inspired to write the song after hearing Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind."

Here's a short clip of him performing "You Send Me" on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Lastly, it may not be the best quality, but I love this cover of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind"

And as an added bonus, here is Colin Meloy (of The Decemberists) covering "Cupid" along with Laura Gibson.

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