Honest you do, honest you do...You Send Me ~ Sam Cooke
Icons of American Music
Cassius Clay & Sam Cooke
SAMUEL COOKE (Singer / Songwriter) BIRTH: January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S.A. DEATH: December 11, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. CAUSE OF DEATH: Gunshot Wound CLAIM TO FAME: You Send Me
Sam Cooke, a brilliant singer & songwriter, is widely considered the inventor of Soul music.
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.