Sam Cooke in 1964, performing on the ABC variety show Shindig! just a few months before his death that December. ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Music Interviews

Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him'

Cooke recorded "A Change is Gonna Come" 50 years ago this week. The story of the song is as amazing, and unsettling, as the song itself.

Sound designer and composer Steven Baber used state-of-the-art recording equipment to get gorgeous sounds from his bikes. Devin Whetstone hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Wheels On The Bike Go Round And Round (To Make Music)

Sound designer Steven Baber challenged himself to create a piece of music using only bicycle parts. The result is "Bespoken," an atmospheric piece of music that is all the more beautiful considering the unlikely instrumentation.

Tin Roof Blues New Orleans Heritage Hall Jazz Band

Big Chief Professor Longhair

In the 99 Vienna Teng

Streetcar Named Desire Terence Blanchard

How Sweet It is To Be Loved By You J.R. Walker

Change Is Gonna Come Anat Cohen

You Send Me George Winston