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Biography:
Birth Name: Samuel Cook
Birth Place: U.S.
Years Active: 1950–1964
Genres: R&B, Soul, Gospel, Pop

Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an African-American gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. He is commonly known as the King of Soul for his unmatched vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. His contribution in pioneering Soul music contributed to the rise of artists like Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and popularizing the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown. Cooke had 29 Top 40 hits in the U.S. between 1957 and 1964. He also charted 20 singles in the Top 10 of Billbo...

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Albums:

The Best Of Sam Cooke

30 Greatest Hits: Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1…

Specialty Profiles: Sam Cooke With The Soul S…

The 2 Sides Of Sam Cooke

Working Man

Sam Cooke Forever

The Rca Albums Collection

Smoke Rings

Everybody Loves Cha Cha Cha

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