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Peter Guralnick

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43:09

Sam Cooke's 'Dream Boogie'

Biographer Peter Guralnick's book Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke is now out in paperback. He follows the life of rhythm and blues legend Sam Cooke, from his roots in gospel music through his legendary career as a singer and songwriter whose hits include "You Send Me," "Bring it on Home to Me," "Only Sixteen" and many others. This interview originally aired on Oct. 31, 2005.

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The Measure of Sam Cooke's 'Triumph'

Biographer Peter Guralnick's new book is Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke. Guralnick follows the life of rhythm and blues legend Sam Cooke from his roots in gospel music through his legendary career as a singer and songwriter whose hits include "You Send Me," "Only Sixteen" and many others.

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