I’ve been doing a lot of listening to Sam Cooke lately, thanks to Suheir Hammad’s reference to him in her poem, Daddy’s Song. It took me a few years, but I finally decided to check out who exactly he was, and, whaddaya know, he sang beautifully. I would have just shared this on tumblr, but I’m not sure just how many of you actually click around over there [add it to your RSS feeds, crackstars!]. So, here’s some music and poetry for you:
1. Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come
2. Suheir Hammad: Daddy’s Song
That part at the end, where her father blows her a kiss? The best.
More of my Suheir Hammad favorites (via a comment I left on Maddie’s photo a few weeks ago):
– First Writing Since (my absolute favorite poem of hers)