The Sound of Young America: Dream Boogie – Peter Guralnick on Sam Cooke

25th April 2008

We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America’s vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Clasics. This week, Grammy-award winning music writer and historian Peter Guralnick talks about the legendary soul singer and songwriter Sam Cooke. Cooke is credited by many for introducing gospel singing styles to R&B, […]

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America’s vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Clasics.

This week, Grammy-award winning music writer and historian Peter Guralnick talks about the legendary soul singer and songwriter Sam Cooke. Cooke is credited by many for introducing gospel singing styles to R&B, and in so doing helping to create soul music.


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