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Sam Cooke artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
December 16, 2007 A civil rights anthem, "A Change Is Gonna Come" came to be heralded as Sam Cooke's magnum opus.
March 29, 2006 The story of how Sam Cooke became a musical success story is the subject of a new book.
November 16, 2005 A new book charts the life and tragic death of soul music icon Sam Cooke.
February 9, 2009 Hear a special Valentine's Day mix tape from All Songs Considered.
February 13, 2008 On this edition of All Songs Considered NPR listeners share their favorite love songs.
August 24, 2005 New music from Death Cab for Cutie; Remembering 9-11 with John Vanderslice; The madcap music of ...
January 21, 2011 In honor of the soul legend's 80th birthday, a few questions about what might have been.
October 31, 2005 A new book profiles Sam Cooke, from his roots in gospel to his legendary career as an R&B singer.
January 18, 2010 Hear five blues and jazz songs about the movement's setbacks, hardships and hard-won victories.
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