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Sam Cooke Foresaw The Change That Came

Most things that we find pleasure in today have been pioneered by a Black person. The erasure of Black accomplishments and credit can be seen historically. One thing that is close to impossible to try and white wash is the origin and popularization of music. When you think about the music from the 50s and 60s one of the first names that may come to mind is Sam Cooke. Known as a pioneer of Soul, he had strong ties in the Pop and Gospel lanes. Cooke was one of the earliest artists to span both more than one genre.