Sam Cooke

Samuel Cook, known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, civil-rights activist and entrepreneur. Influential as a singer, composer, and producer, he is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals and importance within popular music. Wikipedia

Sam Cooke: Legend (2003)

Singer, songwriter, business man, family man, civil rights activist: Sam Cooke transcends all barriers of race, faith and talent. This first-ever biography of the definitive soul singer looks at his extraordinary career and personal life - from his gospel-singing ...  (more)

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CAST:  Sam Cooke  •  Lou Adler  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Bobby Womack

Singer, songwriter, business man, family man, civil rights activist: Sam Cooke transcends all barriers of race, faith and talent. This first-ever biography of the definitive soul singer looks at his extraordinary career and personal life - from his gospel-singing ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Sam Cooke  •  Lou Adler  •  Aretha Franklin  •  Bobby Womack

Lady, You Shot Me: The Life and Death of Sam Cooke (2014)

Sam Cooke died at the age of 33 on December 11, 1964, at the Hacienda Motel, at 9137 South Figueroa Street, in Los Angeles, California. Answering separate reports of a shooting and of a kidnapping at the motel, police found Cooke's body, clad only in a sports ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Czarnetzki
CAST:  Sam Cooke  •  Zelda Sands  •  Al Schmitt  •  Eugene Jamison

Sam Cooke died at the age of 33 on December 11, 1964, at the Hacienda Motel, at 9137 South Figueroa Street, in Los Angeles, California. Answering separate reports of a shooting and of a kidnapping at the motel, police found Cooke's body, clad only in a sports ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Czarnetzki
CAST:  Sam Cooke  •  Zelda Sands  •  Al Schmitt  •  Eugene Jamison

ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke (2019)

This investigation examines the mysterious shooting of soul icon Sam Cooke, whose death silenced one of the most vital voices in the civil rights movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Duane de la Vega
CAST:  Jim Brown  •  Sam Cooke  •  Quincy Jones  •  Smokey Robinson

This investigation examines the mysterious shooting of soul icon Sam Cooke, whose death silenced one of the most vital voices in the civil rights movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Duane de la Vega
CAST:  Jim Brown  •  Sam Cooke  •  Quincy Jones  •  Smokey Robinson

When the Music's Over (1982)

Rare clips of performance and interviews by a multiple of stars, all prematurely lost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Balton
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Bill Haley  •  Buddy Holly  •  Sam Cooke

Rare clips of performance and interviews by a multiple of stars, all prematurely lost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Balton
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Bill Haley  •  Buddy Holly  •  Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke: Crossing Over (2010)

In 1958, when Sam Cooke crossed over from gospel to popular music, he ran the risk of alienating his gospel fans by embracing "the devil's music." Instead, he set in motion a chain of events that altered the course of popular music and race relations in America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Antonelli
CAST:  Sam Cooke  •  Danny Glover

In 1958, when Sam Cooke crossed over from gospel to popular music, he ran the risk of alienating his gospel fans by embracing "the devil's music." Instead, he set in motion a chain of events that altered the course of popular music and race relations in America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Antonelli
CAST:  Sam Cooke  •  Danny Glover