sam cooke

Sam Cooke was one of soul music’s greatest talents. The “King of Soul” is largely credited with bridging the gap between pop and soul music using his roots in gospel to influence his formidable vocal talents. Cooke was born January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, Miss. but was primarily raised in Chicago. As a young man, […]

Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

Black Music Month originated in 1979.  President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

The-Dream is making sure we're stocked up on music for the holidays.

In honor of his Mother who passed away 23 years ago today, The-Dream has released IAMSAM – a surprise project that features the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter…

A new biopic based on the iconic life of singer Sam Cooke is officially in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The publication reports…

R&B Legend Bobby Womack has opened up about the death of his infant child – the tragedy which propelled him into a lengthy drug battle. Womack had already lost one son, Vincent, who committed suicide and was still coming to terms with the death of his brother Harry, who was killed by a jealous girlfriend, […]

R. Kelly channeled 1950s soul singer Sam Cooke at a charity event in Chicago benefiting Clara’s House by performing a set featuring songs from Cooke’s classic catalog.

soul (Middle English, from Old English sawol) – 1. the animating and vital principle in human beings, credited with the faculties of thought, actions and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity. 2. a sense of ethnic pride among African-Americans, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion and music.