Carla Cooke – Daughter of Sam Cooke
The legendary Motown recording artist Sam Cooke is all about music, religion, romance, and history. His youngest daughter, Carla, crafted her sound in the church similar to her dad. She never sought to use her father’s name but chose rather to build her own reputation and has become her own person, with roots connected through her father’s music. Carla’s style is diverse in Gospel, Christian, R&B, Soul, Pop and the contemporary sound that embraces today’s culture. With a strong vocal range and warm personality, her stage presence commands the environment wherever she performs. Her CD entitled, “A Time to Remember,” covers renditions of her father’s hits including “A Change is Gonna Come,” “Summertime” and “Lost and Looking” as well as several compositions she has written. Carla proves that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as she gives the listener the raw talent, emotion, beauty and charisma that has her carrying the Cooke family torch musically into the new millennium.