say it was Ray Charles who begun soul music
he was right there alright, others say it
came out from a long string of 1950's R
& B and Do Wop tracks, only heard on
black radio stations in the USA. Certainly
Sam Cooke's move from Gospel and church inspired
music, crossing over to more popular
recordings, was a major indicator of a new
genre of music.
Manchester Twisted Wheel lots of tracks from
Sam Cooke were played: 'Another
'Twisting The Night Away' 'Chain Gang' and
this song Sam has no money, he is down on
his knees and can't borrow a dime from
family or friends, yet still has that hope
that things will improve.
The song was used as an inspirational anthem
for the Civil Rights movement in America.
also used by Barack Obama in his
Presidential campaign, until the Cooke
family asked him not too.