“The Man Who Invented Soul” and “Mr. Soul”… You just can’t have Soul without Sam Cooke! If you don’t know his music, you’re missing out. He is a major influence on artists in several genres, and if you listen to him, you’ll know why. He’s got a dynamic and genuine voice that will soothe your soul. No matter where I go, whether it’s an old town diner or a trendy new coffee shop, if they’re playing Sam Cooke in the background, I feel like I’m exactly where I was meant to be at that moment.
“That’s Where It’s At” was one of the first songs of his that I heard, and it spoke straight to my heart. He paints a picture that is reminiscent of young love. You know, the kind of love that makes you crazy enough to want to slow dance in the rain, cuddle in the grass and watch the clouds roll by, or make you break your strict curfew just to spend one more minute getting lost in each other’s eyes… YUP. That’s the power of Sam Cooke.
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Learn more about the Curator, Belinda M.
Named after Belinda Carlisle, solo artist and lead singer for The Go-Gos, making music has always been second nature to Belinda M. Growing up in a household that was largely influenced by Filipino culture, it was impossible for her to avoid belting out a few tunes into a karaoke mic at an early age. After her parents discovered she could play piano by ear at age 4, lessons promptly began. She later started writing poetry and playing guitar, which eventually lead to her becoming a singer/songwriter.
For Belinda, writing and listening to music has always been an essential creative outlet and place of solace. She released her debut EP, “I’m Not Broken” in October 2016, and continues to write and release new music. Her lyrics have been recognized by “American Songwriter Magazine” and her music is featured on the award-winning “Women Of Substance Radio and Podcast.” Check out Belinda’s music and learn more at www.belindammusic.com