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Sam Cooke, 1963. “Sam Cooke was the best singer who ever lived, no contest.” - Jerry Wexler. Maybe not the best but great! Love his voice and songs.

Sam Cooke, 1963. “Sam Cooke was the best singer who ever lived, no contest.” - Jerry Wexler. Maybe not the best but great! Love his voice and songs.

Sam Cooke In the Fifites and Sixties, Sam Cooke helped invent soul music by merging gospel sounds with secular themes. Cooke's pure, elegant crooning was widely imitated, and both his voice and his suave, sophisticated image influenced generations of soul men.

Sam Cooke In the Fifites and Sixties, Sam Cooke helped invent soul music by merging gospel sounds with secular themes. Cooke's pure, elegant crooning was widely imitated, and both his voice and his suave, sophisticated image influenced generations of soul men.

theBERRY’s Afternoon Daily Randomness : theBERRY. Good Music Doesn't Have An Expiration Date. #Quote

Take a BERRY Break (40 photos)

"Mostre-me um lar em que habite a música, e mostrar-lhe-ei um lar, feliz, tranqüilo e alegre". (Longfellow)

talknurdy2me: “ Wow. Rare pic of Sam Cooke. That brotha was cool. Those shoes remind me of the Florsheims I rock..a grown man cannot be out here wearing Jordans on the regular…walk in style…. ”

talknurdy2me: “ Wow. Rare pic of Sam Cooke. That brotha was cool. Those shoes remind me of the Florsheims I rock..a grown man cannot be out here wearing Jordans on the regular…walk in style…. ”

Sam Cooke, a brilliant singer & songwriter, is widely considered the inventor of Soul music.

Sam Cooke, a brilliant singer & songwriter, is widely considered the inventor of Soul music.