Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sam Cooke Request

Help, I need help! If anyone out there has music connections I will pay a small fortune (within reason, lol) to get the instrumental track to "A Change is Gonna Come." Listen to the moving song:

A Change is Gonna Come

Hurry and help a sistah out, oh how Praline and I are crazy about Sam Cooke!!! Quite a handsome fella too!

Some of our other favorites are Donny Hathaway, Ray Charles and Otis Redding. My parents raised us on all of these powerhouses and I appreciate the music still today!!!

Sam Cooke was a true superstar in his lifetime. After his death, his legend became even larger. His influence can be heard in the precise phrasing of Smokey Robinson, in the conscientious songwriting of Marvin Gaye, in the raw emotion of Lou Rawls and in Aretha Franklin's controlled passion.Sam Cooke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986

You can read more about his death here


Karla said...

Oh LaChanda how i wish i could help you. I don't have the music you need but i just wanted to say i was raised listening to all of the great singers you mentioned and i absolutely adore Sam Cook. "another Friday night and i ain't got nobody i got some money cause i just got paid" ha,ha. Good Luck with finding the music.

Creyole's Sisterlock Exodus said...

You were all over that song, I started singing it now I can't get it out of my mind. (((lol)))

Naturalist1 said...

Unfortunately, I don't have that song, but I have mostly all of Sam Cooke's music. I'm definitely old school. Can't believe how much music has changed. Back in the day, we listened to REAL MUSIC. Another of my favorite male artists is Marvin Gaye. I hope you are able to find the instrumental. I'll ask a few of my friends and see what I can find. My favorite Sam Cooke song is "Bring It On Home To Me.

Creyole's Sisterlock Exodus said...

Thanks much to those who emailed me by blog and offline. Didn't realize how many folks like Sam as much as i did.

Anyway, I found it thanks to a buddy in Chicago. A true lover of music.

Naturalist1 said...

Cool. My hometown.:)

Vee said...

Wish I could help you out. He's fine for sure. I don't know any of his music but I LOVE the classic black singers. Thanks for introducing me to a old but new one, I'll google him and give a listen.


Taylor said...


Here are a few differnt people who have done instrumental version. Hope this helps!!


Hannibal* --- nice instrumental jazz version

Eddie Harris --- saxophone instrumental

David "Fathead" Newman --- good sax instrumental by Ray Charles' sax player

If you can find the

Creyole's Sisterlock Exodus said...

Thanks so much for the additional information! I'll check it out.

Anonymous said...

You can get it for free from Bear Share. And any other of his recordings, tape and put them on CD.

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