Friday, July 25, 2008

Soundtrack of My Life

Song: A Change Gonna Come
Artist: Sam Cooke
Album: Single (1964)

Sometimes you just need a reminder that the struggle is worth it; that eventually all the work that you put in on a daily basis is going to pay off. The unreturned phone calls and doors you knock on will eventually get answered and the opportunity you crave to prove yourself will happen.

Soulful and smooth, Sam Cooke gives me that reminder with this song, released after his death in late 1964.

Change is inevitable. Sometimes we just have to wait a little longer than we like.

Thanks for the reminder Sam.


Sam's Neph said...

As much as A Change is Gonna Come symbolizes "the struggle is worth it," Sam's life story does as well.

Great post.

Erik Greene
Author, “Our Uncle Sam: The Sam Cooke Story From His Family's Perspective”

E. Spencer Kyte said...

Mr. Greene,

Thank you so much for your comment.

Your uncle was a brilliant artist and one who was taken from the world far too soon.

Sam's Neph said...

Too soon and for the wrong reasons. There was a lot behind Sam's death that was never told but could've been, and when those things are revealed, they only heighten one's respect for a truly unique individual.