Sam Cooke Tribute
Dinner service starts @ 4:30pm
Performance @ 7:30pm
Influential as both a singer and composer, Sam Cooke is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals and importance within popular music. He began singing as a child and joined the Chicago gospel group Soul Stirrers before moving to a solo career where he scored a string of hit songs like “You Send Me”, “A Change Is Gonna Come”, “Wonderful World”, “Chain Gang”, “Twistin’ the Night Away”, and “Bring it on Home to Me”.
His pioneering contributions to soul music contributed to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Billy Preston, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown. Cooke was “the inventor of soul music”, and possessed “an incredible natural singing voice and a smooth, effortless delivery that has never been surpassed”. (Bruce Eder)
Gerald McClendon pays tribute to Sam Cooke, with a night celebrating his musical legacy.
Burlesque by Gaea Lady / Variety by Perkulator
Followed by late night dancing with DJs Zebo & Presto
Space is limited, so be sure to make reservations.
Dinner reservations: 312.880.1511 / VIP experience: [email protected]ed111.com