Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Hostile, Jun 23, 2012.
That is all. I've been listening to his greatest hits and man he could just sing his face off.
the man was awesome that is all.
sings my favorite song ever. the word pure fits his voice perfectly.
My favorite of his is, "A Change Is Gonna Come."
Listening to "Chain Gang" right now.
Had? Did he die?
Love his voice also
Had several top-40 hits, including a #1 in '57 and a #2 in '60.
The cause of is death is still debated. If nothing else it seems that fame had changed him– and not in a good way.
Makes me wonder what his career would have been like if he had lived longer. I'm guessing that his career probably had peaked and with the "help" of the British Invasion, he would have remained a favorite of a number of folks but probably wouldn't have been a top-10 artist again.
Tell me why we don't have "soul" music much any more. I swear this style of singing is better than any genre today, yet it gets no love.
Sorry for some reason I was thinking of Sam Moore of Sam and Dave :
I think a lot of it is because gospel music no longer has the influence it does. You don't have the folks being brought up as gospel singers who then branch out.
A lot of truth in that.
You don't have a "Motown" out there championing that type of music either.
I'v e been a Sam Cooke fan for a long time, an it's due to that incredible voice. I like all of his stuff, but I always like Bring it on Home to Me. Lou Rawls sang the harmony part and Cooke's ability to maintain perfect pitch really showed in that song.
Hos, I think "Change is Gonna Come" was his most important song as it bridged that great voice with his belief in the Civil Rights movement. His death was a great loss to music. I never get tired of listening to his stuff.
Hard to say how much more he had to contribute to music. He was 33 at the time of death and had been making hits for several years.
His death was untimely and freaky. He seemed to be on a downward spiral.
And then you had the Beattles and everything British that put loads of talented singers/groups into an early retirement. Even Elvis couldn't dodge that bullet.
By '67 the world of music had changed... a lot! And with it soul music was pretty much gone off the popular music charts.
Damn...that is good stuff.
Hos - you should check out Raphael Saadiq. He's an artist these days who's style emulates all of the old Motown style. All of his songs are originals but you'll feel like you're back in time.
This isn't just one single either...every song on his albums are 60's Soul style.
The Beatles greatest band of all time.
I did enjoy this. I also like the Alabama Shakes stuff. She reminds me a little of Janis Joplin with the way she powers into vocals.
But even they burned out pretty quickly.
That seems to be the case for most singers/bands.