American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.- Sam Cooke
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American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer.
Starting in the early 1950s as the lead singer of his family musical group the Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, Womack's career spanned more than 60 years and multiple styles, including R&B, jazz, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, and gospel.
American musician, whose work encompassed R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel.
Preston was a top session keyboardist in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, the Everly Brothers, Reverend James Cleveland, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
"Bring It On Home to Me" is a song by American soul singer Sam Cooke, released on May 8, 1962, by RCA Victor.
"Wonderful World" (occasionally referred to as "(What A) Wonderful World") is a song by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke.
American record producer, singer, composer and actor.
He began singing in the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church choir at the age of seven and later sang with local groups through which he met Sam Cooke, who was nearly three years older, and Curtis Mayfield.
"Cupid" is a song by American singer Sam Cooke, released on May 16, 1961.
American singer, jazz pianist, songwriter, and actor.
The Cole family moved to the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, where he attended Wendell Phillips Academy High School, the school Sam Cooke attended a few years later.
American singer, songwriter, pastor and record producer best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Take Me to the River", "Tired of Being Alone", "I'm Still in Love with You", "Love and Happiness", and his signature song, "Let's Stay Together".
Having noted that Green had been trying to sing like Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, and James Brown, Mitchell became his vocal mentor, coaching him into finding his own voice.
Popular music genre that originated in the African American community throughout the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson also are often acknowledged as soul forefathers.
American gospel music group, whose career spans over eighty years.
He was briefly replaced on lead by Paul Foster, then by Sam Cooke.