Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Nothing Can Change This Love - Sam Cooke

Of the millions of songs which have been recorded, only 30 songs can make it into The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians and at number 22 we have Nothing Can Change This Love by Sam Cooke (1963).

I was late to Sam Cooke, coming to my attention courtesy of a Levi Jeans advert in the mid 1980's and although he sang many gospel type songs which i don't much care for, this beautiful ballad is lyrically faultless, the sort of end of the night slow song when you and your partner move around in slow circles while the lights come on and the bar staff go around collecting the empty glasses.
It has Cooke's smooth vocals, subtle strings and a tinkering piano which just come together to create a beautiful song about being in love and the first line of 'If I go a million miles away, i'd write a letter each and everyday' sets the tone perfectly and is a sentiment probably highly endorsed by the Post Office.

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