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Episode 122: “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke

Episode 122: “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke

Update: 2021-05-18
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Sam Cooke in a dinner jacket


Episode 122 of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs is a double-length (over an hour) look at “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke, at Cooke’s political and artistic growth, and at the circumstances around his death. This one has a long list of content warnings at the beginning of the episode, for good reason…


Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.


Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on “My Guy” by Mary Wells.


 


Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. For this episode, he also did the re-edit of the closing theme. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/


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Episode 122: “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke

Episode 122: “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke

Andrew Hickey