Samuel Cook[1] (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), to gbajumo bi Sam Cooke, je akorin gospel, R&B, soul, ati pop ara Amerika, akorin, ati onisowo. O je gbigba bi ikan ninu awon asiwaju ati oludasile orin soul.[2] Wo unpe bi Oba Orin Soul fun iru ohun ikorin re ati ipa to ni lori orin agbaye odeoni. Ipa re lori Orin Soul lo fa idide Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, o si je ki awon akorin bi Otis Redding ati James Brown o gbajumo.[3][4][5]

Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke in studio, 1963
Sam Cooke in studio, 1963
Background information
Orúkọ àbísọSamuel Cook[1]
Wọ́n tún mọ̀ọ́ bíiDale Cooke
Ìbẹ̀rẹ̀Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Irú orinR&B, soul, gospel, pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, entrepreneur
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar
Years active1950–1964
LabelsSpecialty, Keen, RCA
Associated actsThe Soul Stirrers
Bobby Womack
Johnnie Taylor


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  3. Appiah, Kwame Anthony; Gates, Henry Louis; Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. (2004). Africana: An A-to-Z Reference of Writers, Musicians, and Artists of the African American Experience. Running Press. p. 146. ISBN 0-762-42042-1. 
  4. DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James (1992). The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll: The Definitive History of the Most Important Artists and their Music. George-Warren, Holly. Random House. p. 135. ISBN 0-679-73728-6. 
  5. Nite, Norm N. (1992). Rock On Almanac: The First Four Decades of Rock 'n' Roll: A Chronolology. New York, New York: HarperPerennial. pp. 140–142.