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Sam Cooke’s 1964 Murder Case Needs Further Exploration

[caption id="attachment_200705" align="aligncenter" width="286"] Sam Cooke with neighbor friend Aretha Franklin[/caption]On this site, I have written about SO many music celebrities and industry deaths I've lost count. For some reason, Aretha Franklin's death was the hardest hitting. She was not only the Queen of Soul she was an American institution. While doing some reading on her, I discovered there was also once a "King of Soul," Sam Cooke.Cooke died tragically on December 11, 1964, at the age of 33. Cooke rescued himself from what he considered to be financial insolvency by leaving the Gospel industry, an industry that even in 2018 is still reputed to be outrageously frugal, for the more generous and profitable secular music industry. He admitted to Dick Clark when posed with the question, "Why did you leave Gospel?" responding "For financi

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North Americana’s Sunday Service: January 20th, 2019

Sarah Burke here from SiriusXM Canada.

I’m your host for Sunday Service.   We gather every Sunday in the name of Americana Music, old and new, familiar and unknown.  I’ll catch you up on new Americana releases from the founders of folk, introduce you to emerging roots artists, and feature exclusive studio interviews & performances.

Sunday January 20th, 2019:

    1. Steve Earle & The Dukes – Dublin Blues
    2. Charlotte Cornfield – Andrew
    3. Roddy Colmer – Patches
    4. Willie Nelson – Last Man Standing
    5. Whitehorse – John the Revelator
    6. Midnight Shine – Heart of Gold
    7. Lindi Ortega – In The Clear
    8. Terra Lightfoot – No Hurry
    9. Jesse Roper – All My