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Offline Truthyness

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SAM COOKE
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:24:57 PM »
Radio 4 Extra
A Change Is Gonna Come, by Sam Cooke
Soul Music, Series 23
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07x2zd2#play
28 days to listen.

Soul Music explores a song that has become synonymous with the American Civil Rights Movement, Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come released in December 1964 two weeks after he was shot dead in Los Angeles. Contributors include Sam Cooke's brother LC, singer Bettye Lavette who sang it for Barack Obama at his inaugural ceremony and civil rights activists from the Freedom Summer of 64, Jennifer Lawson and Mary King.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

This is a MUST LISTEN!
Memory had somehow erased the tragic circumstances of Cooke's death.
The feature focuses on the song "Change is Gonna Come" and comments are made by various people involved in Cooke's life and or the civil rights movement.

OUTSTANDING Radio THANKS BBC, that's the standard we would like to see more often.


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Re: SAM COOKE
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 05:40:23 PM »
Possibly one of my 'desert Island Discs', I know it's become very fashionable the last few years, but I have always Loved Cooke and that is his crowning glory.

I knew how he died, I didn't realise it was released post mortem.

I will go and search this out... thanks for the heads up.
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Re: SAM COOKE
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 06:43:04 PM »
Indeed TF, but I was surprised to have to re-learn about the way he died, and to wonder if the fact that he isn't played enough has something to do with it.
What a voice, what a composer. Great talent.
The documentary is really well put together. Low key, high impact!

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