Dream boogie : the triumph of Sam Cooke / Peter Guralnick.

By: Guralnick, PeterMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2005Edition: 1st edDescription: xv, 750 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 0316377945Subject(s): Cooke, Sam | Soul musicians -- United States -- Biography | African American sound recording executives and producers -- BiographyDDC classification: 782.421644/092 | B LOC classification: ML420.C665 | G83 2005
Contents:
"The QCs are in the house" (1948) -- The singing children (1931-1947) -- "The teen age Highway Que Cees, radio and concert artists" (1947-1950) -- Soul stirring (December 1950-1952) -- The further education of Sam Cook (1953-1955) -- "Lovable" (1956-May 1957) -- How he crossed over (June 1957-January 1958) -- The biggest show of stars for 1958 (1958) -- Sam, Barbara, and Linda (Christmas 1958-1959) -- Having fun in the record business (1960) -- Another country (1961) -- Boogie-woogie rumble (January-July 1962) -- Another Saturday night (July 1962-February 1963) -- Scenes from life (March-June 1963) -- Independence day (June-December 1963) -- Long time coming (December 1963-June 1964) -- The piper (June-November 1964) -- Uncloudy day (November-December 1964) -- Aftermath.
Summary: He was the biggest star in gospel music before he ever crossed over into pop. At a time when record companies treated black artists like hired help, he demanded respect and a recording contract equal to that of top white artists of the day. And Cooke connected, in songs that still sound fresh today. Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Fidel Castro, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. are all part of this story. This book tells a story at once tragic and true: Sam Cooke's rapid rise to stardom; his troubled marriage and relationships with women; his triumphant recordings and--along with Ray Charles--his reinvention of rhythm and blues as soul music; and the senseless waste of his death by shooting at the age of 33.--From publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [707]-714), discography (p. [715]-716), and index.

"The QCs are in the house" (1948) -- The singing children (1931-1947) -- "The teen age Highway Que Cees, radio and concert artists" (1947-1950) -- Soul stirring (December 1950-1952) -- The further education of Sam Cook (1953-1955) -- "Lovable" (1956-May 1957) -- How he crossed over (June 1957-January 1958) -- The biggest show of stars for 1958 (1958) -- Sam, Barbara, and Linda (Christmas 1958-1959) -- Having fun in the record business (1960) -- Another country (1961) -- Boogie-woogie rumble (January-July 1962) -- Another Saturday night (July 1962-February 1963) -- Scenes from life (March-June 1963) -- Independence day (June-December 1963) -- Long time coming (December 1963-June 1964) -- The piper (June-November 1964) -- Uncloudy day (November-December 1964) -- Aftermath.

He was the biggest star in gospel music before he ever crossed over into pop. At a time when record companies treated black artists like hired help, he demanded respect and a recording contract equal to that of top white artists of the day. And Cooke connected, in songs that still sound fresh today. Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Fidel Castro, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. are all part of this story. This book tells a story at once tragic and true: Sam Cooke's rapid rise to stardom; his troubled marriage and relationships with women; his triumphant recordings and--along with Ray Charles--his reinvention of rhythm and blues as soul music; and the senseless waste of his death by shooting at the age of 33.--From publisher description.

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