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Sam Cooke: This Is Sam Cooke

Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1971

SAM COOKE HAS always seemed, to me at least, the most underrated (or simply ignored – you don't really rate these people) of all the great fifties rhythm and blues singers. As good as his gospel sides are, and they're tremendous, in a whole lot of ways he was even better when he went on to do "commercial" music, for there he reached a truly huge audience.

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