I’ve always been convinced that the greatest R&B singer who ever lived was Sam Cooke. I know, that’s a massive claim and there are plenty of Otis fans (and Aretha fans, and fans of many other incredible artists) who’ll argue the point. And hey, if they do, then I can take pride in the fact that I started a great argument.
The point is that I pretty much worship Sam Cooke. Most of his greatest work came in the ’60s, but he had several hits in the late 1950s, too. Here’s one of them. And I won’t promise that tomorrow’s entry – a song I love from the ’60s – won’t be more Sam Cooke.