Sam Cooke

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Airs, Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. This one-hour program features live music from and stories about his last concert.  Songs recorded live at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater in Sep 1980 include "Exodus," "Could You Be Loved," "Redemption Song," "No Woman, No Cry," "Jamming" and more.  Rita, Damien and Rohan Marley are interviewed, as well as Marcia Griffiths, biographer Vivien Goldman, and Doug Gebhard - a former journalist who covered the 1980 Pittsburgh show and is now a priest.

Airs Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m. This documentary details the life and music of Sam Cooke through his own recordings and commentary his friends, family and friends. This program features music from throughout his career that displays the great breadth of his talent before his tragic death in 1964 at the age of 33 - from his gospel roots to his upbeat classic hits, and from his high energy live concerts to his recordings of late-night mood pieces. Interview subjects include R&B legend Bobby Womack, Sam's brother L.C. Cooke, and drummer Hal Blaine.

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Airs Friday, February 8 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we present two special hour long profiles of two stellar artists, Sam Cooke and Buddy Guy. Then at 11 a.m. a music tribute to the Prince of Darkness.... Mile Davis, who's ability to enfold the blue note into his horn playing is unmatched by any.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, February 8, 2013