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Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B000SEQ01Q
- Publisher : Back Bay Books (December 2, 2008)
- Publication date : December 2, 2008
- Language : English
- File size : 10525 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 770 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0316013293
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #962,841 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Not going to be long and involved - this is a marvelously researched and written biography of the man who was an icon. If you have the slightest interest in the man himself, and I will assume you do if you are reading reviews of a biography of him, then cut to the chase and order this. You will be pleased that you did. And it will send you right back to those magical records.
Cooke was a trailblazer in the music industry: Like Ray Charles, he transformed gospel to pop music. He wrote the bulk of his own material-which to me is the mark of a total recording artist, transcending singing. Lastly, Cooke was one of the first artists who took total control of the business end of his career and cut out a lot of the middlemen who profit off the talent of others.
The book does everything a biography is supposed to do and more. It carefully researches the details of Sam Cooke's life and shocking and controversial death. It also offers insight into Sam's motivations, artistry and tragic flaws.