Louis Armstrong Back in the Day

Louis Armstrong Back in the Day
With His Signature White Handkerchief and Smile

The significance of the blues aesthetic for those who are not professionally conversant in musical notation or the academic discipline of music or jazz history.

Thursday, January 15


Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls - Bring It On Home To Me 1962

"Cooke was a ground breaking black music capitalist. He owned his own record label (SAR/Derby), music publishing company (Kags Music), and management firm with offices in the Warner Brothers Building in Hollywood. His influences can be heard in the work of artists as varied as Michael Jackson and the Heptones, but is most profoundly felt in the singing of Otis Redding, Rod Stewart, and Al Green. The 1994 compilation Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959-1964 suggests that his impact as a producer, though less widely recognized, was no less important.

Sam Cooke was a true superstar in his lifetime. After his death [in 1964], his legend became even larger. His influence can be heard in the precise phrasing of Smokey Robinson, in the conscientious songwriting of Marvin Gaye, in the raw emotion of Lou Rawls and in Aretha Franklin's controlled passion."
Ref. History of Rock

Sam Cooke's last composition, A Change is Gonna Come, a protest song and his response to the 1960's Civil Rights Struggle, was posthumously released and is considered to be his greatest hit.

7 comments:

Michele Wallace said...

Do you think you wrote this comment about A Change is Gonna Come, which is the song I wanted here?

Michele Wallace said...

Notice there isn't a video? Are you completely alert? How could you be asking me how this work wasn't perfect? What did you do exactly?

Barbara Wallace said...

A) I put in a quote to express what I felt were the most salient points. This being your project, you were at liberty to put in your own words.

B) I there is no video there was none available. What you have here are soundtracks. I told you I was putting in links to soundtracks. Perhaps you have forgotten.

C) 'Completely alert" sounds like a nasty dig.

D) I cannot recall what happened with regards to the Change is Gonna come video or soundtrack.

Barbara Wallace said...

A Change is Gonna Come is posted here. Click on the title and you are sent to Hype.com where you can listen to Lou Rawls and Sam Cooke singing the song. I was pleased with myself that I found the song. And at one time you were pleased, too. Or so you said. Yes, I'm completely alert. There was no video available, as I told you.

Michele Wallace said...
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Michele Wallace said...

Okay the main thing is this. I want SaM Cooke and A Change is Gonna Come. No Lou Rawls, no whatever that other titles is. And I told you that but it is hard for you to make a change or hear what I am asking for. And this is true in every single instance.

Barbara Wallace said...

Changing your mind is 100% appropriate. Acting like a raging bull in the process is not.

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