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Original v. Cover — #56 in a Series

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Some of you may recall this writer’s January 15, 2010 essay, entitled, Original v. Cover — #8 of a Series, which was in part a tribute to the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  The song was Sam Cooke’s anthemic “A Change is Gonna Come”, which received some recognition when it was posthumously released, but has since become recognized as one of the most significant songs of the 20th century.  

If any song could serve as a sequel, this week’s selection, released two years later in 1965, might well be the odds on favorite.  Like Cooke’s masterpiece, one cannot listen to this song without something stirring deep within ourselves.