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Van Morrison – “The Prophet Speaks”

165 days ago
StereogumVan Morrison has announced The Prophet Speaks, his 40th(!) studio album. Like last year's Roll With The Punches and this year's You're Driving Me Crazy, the upcoming The Prophet Speaks combines six new compositions with covers of old blues and soul c... more info

Har Mar Superstar launches education fund after being accused of cultural appropriation

260 days ago
Brooklyn VeganEarlier this year, Har Mar Superstar was accused of cultural appropriation by producer/composer Afrokeys for doing a touring Sam Cooke tribute show. The two musicians battled it out over Twitter at first, but later they met face to face and "[their] ... more info

The 25 best songs of the month

354 days ago
Nialler9 My favourite songs of the past month – all in one place. Listen on Spotify 1. Leon Bridges – Bad Bad News When the Texan singer Leon Bridges first appeared in 2015, his old-fashioned Texan soul music in the mould of Sam Cooke, was so well-e... more info

Nor. – Konfetti

533 days ago“Konfetti” is the stellar sounding debut single of Southern Sweden artist Nor. and it dropped today via Norwegian powerhouse Nora Collective. Nor. draws inspiration ranging from classic soul artists such as Sam Cooke, to Bob Marley, via 90’s r... more info

Justin Timberlake Covers Sam Cooke

544 days ago
Chorus.fmJustin Timberlake covered Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” in Tennessee over the weekend. A fan shot video of the performance is up on YouTube. more info

Watch Justin Timberlake Cover Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” At Pilgrimage Festival

544 days ago
StereogumOver the weekend, Justin Timberlake played his first full American shows in more than a year. On Saturday, he was a headliner at Franklin, Tennessee's roots-heavy Pilgrimage Music Festival, and last night, he played at Dave Matthews' Concert For Char... more info

Happy Birthday Van Morrison: ‘Bring It On Home To Me’ Live Video

569 days ago
JamBaseWatch Van Morrison's powerful live rendition of a Sam Cooke classic he performed last month as we celebrate Van "The Man's" birthday. more info

LC Cooke 1932-2017: Brother of Sam Cooke, LC Cooke, dies aged 84

581 days ago
Cross RhythmsBrother of Sam Cooke, LC Cooke, dies aged 84 more info


613 days ago
Indie Music NewsThe self-proclaimed “punk empress of African Rock” Cole Williams has premiered an invigorating cover of the Sam Cooke classic, “A Change is Gonna Come.” The track premiered over on recently, and can be heard … Read More more info

’60s One-Hit Wonders The Masqueraders Wow America’s Got Talent Judges

634 days ago
StereogumThe Masqueraders, a soul group who scored a minor hit way back in 1968 with "I Ain't Got To Love Nobody Else," auditioned on America's Got Talent tonight. The trio wowed the audience with their rendition of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," earni... more info

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