"All I ever wanted to be was Sam Cooke" - Otis Redding
Sam Cooke (aka Mr Soul) was instrumental in developing the sound now known as Soul, blending Gospel with Rhythm and Blues to craft a new style of Urbanmusicology. From his first recordings with the Soul Stirrers, (Jesus Gave Me Water/Peace In The Valley), for Art Rupe's Speciality label in 1951, onto BIG hits such as You Send Me and Only Sixteen, Sam Cooke knew exactly what he was doing.
Taking more creative control at the birth of Soul in 1960 with cuts such as Chain Gang, Feel it, Cupid and Bring It On Home To Me through to his final recording session leaving us with one of the great tunes, A Change Is Gonna Come...Sam Cooke was a vanguard and pioneer who paved the way for artists such as Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Bobby Womack, Marvin Gaye and Al Green.
the Sam Cooke (Mr SouL) tribute t Shirt is designed and produced in honour of the man who's songs have had and continue to have a MAJOR influence.
LIMITED EDITION print runs Available in 3 colours and 5 Sizes Screen Printed in England on 100% semi combed Cotton, tubular construction, premium, t Shirts using water based, non toxic ink and sustainable production methods. Another ORIGiNAL bloodsweatandteeS Artwork. often copied NEVER bettered.