Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

American singer and songwriter (1931–1964)
A seminal influence on soul music and R&B, with an incredible natural singing voice and a smooth, effortless delivery that has never been surpassed.
BornJanuary 22, 1931
HometownClarksdale, Mississippi, United States of America
Net worth$2 million
Height5'10" (1.78m)
SpouseBarbara Campbell (m 1959 - 1964) , Dolores Mohawk (m 1953 - 1957)
ChildrenLinda Womack
ParentsAnnie Mae Cook , Charles Cook
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Albums

Man and His Music
Man and His Music
1986
Sam Cooke at the Copa
Sam Cooke at the Copa
1964
Night Beat
Night Beat
1963
Mr. Soul
Mr. Soul
1963
Twistin' the Night Away
Twistin' the Night Away
1962
Hits of the Fifties
Hits of the Fifties
1960
Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke
1958
Complete Remastered Keen Collection
Complete Remastered Keen Collection
2011
Best of Sam Cooke [Paradiso]
Best of Sam Cooke [Paradiso]
2002
Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959-1965
Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959-1965
1994
Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers
Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers
1992
In the Beginning
In the Beginning
1991
One Night Stand! At the Harlem Square Club
One Night Stand! At the Harlem Square Club
1985
When I Fall in Love
When I Fall in Love
1979