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Sam Cooke Protest songs Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come (1964) Stung into action by hearing Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" ("Jeez, a white boy writing a song like that?"), Cooke wrote a song that reflected the concerns he discussed with friends such as Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali. A statement of faith under pressure, it unites the pain of blues and the perseverance of gospel, Cooke's conviction building with each repetition of the title, while Rene Hall's
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Unformatted text preview: sensitive arrangement provides a grand, cinematic backdrop. Almost half a century later Barack Obama paraphrased the chorus in his 2008 victory speech. Dorian Lynskey. (2011, February 20). Review: THE LIST: The 10 best Protest songs. The Obs February 24, 2011, from ProQuest Newsstand. (Document ID: 2272173661). Independent black record label • First of its kind...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2011 for the course FNEC 140 taught by Professor Sanchez during the Spring '11 term at Columbia.

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