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"One for the Road:" The Soul Stirrers

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 3, 2011 10:30PM

One of the seminal local Gospel acts was the Soul Stirrers, whose most notable member, Sam Cooke, went on to even greater success as a secular artist. The Soul Stirrers and other Gospel acts like the Highway QCs served as polishing schools of sorts for the likes of Cooke, Lou Rawls and Johnnie Taylor. Cooke, in particular, was arguably the most talented of the Soul Stirrers, able to create songs simply by flipping through a Bible and pointing his finger at some Scripture.

The song we chose for today, "Wonderful," was one of those tunes.