Sam Cooke

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 460 to 451

By Steve Crawford | April 18, 2021

‘Screw the black market. This is a pop record, daddy-o!’

What Does Vice-President Kamala Harris Listen To?

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2020

tunes she’s listening to while traveling around the country

What Kind Of Music Does Joe Biden Listen To?

By Alyson Camus | November 3, 2020

This is the list of a peaceful man who has faith in humanity

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 120 – 111

By Steve Crawford | March 18, 2020

This is a pop record, daddy-o!

1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s – 20 to 11

By Steve Crawford | August 15, 2018

“Sam Cooke was the best singer who ever lived, no contest. When I listen to him, I still can’t believe the things he did.”

1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s – 620 to 611

By Steve Crawford | April 2, 2018

a perfect pop confection

10 Songs: Thursday, July 23rd, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | July 23, 2015

Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha – Sam Cooke – A classic dance song, Sam takes his sweetie out but can’t get her on to the floor till he teaches her the moves that are sweeping everything before it. Sam at his popstar best – A

A Few Upcoming And Controversial Biopics

By Alyson Camus | March 20, 2015

I see a trend, a real trend of biopics about dead rock stars and I am not sure I like it because this means that a lot of musicians died very young and many of them were probably murdered…. At least according to these new movies coming up.

10 Songs 1-30-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 30, 2014

Where have All the Flowers Gone – Pete Seeger – A circular story of dead young men and mourning young girls, and where all the flowers anyway? They’re on the young men’s graves. And in this a capella song, the yearning for a lesson to be learnt has an edge of threat to it – A+

Hear Ye: What rock nyc Is Listening To 12-22-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 22, 2013

You Send Me – Sam Cooke – The smoothest of all soul singer seduced a white audience with this grown up puppy love masterpiece of 50s; pure and innocent but with the suggestion of sex – A+