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The-Dream Released Sam Cooke Covers Album, IAMSAM


Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImageWithout warning, The-Dream has delivered a soulful project just in time for the holidays: an album of Sam Cooke covers called IAMSAM

The nostalgic project, which is posted on SoundCloud, was inspired by his late mother, who passed away 23 years ago.  He actually recorded the material during session for Beyoncé’s 4 album in 2010.

“My Mother loved a lot of Artist[s] growing up, but the one we shared the most interest in together was Sam Cooke, so Tonight I give him back to her,” said Dream in an Instagram post. “These songs were originally recording during the making of @beyonce’s 4 album in 2010. My mother passed on the 23rd day of December in 1992.”

The soulful eight-song set includes covers of Cooke classics like “A Change Is Gonna Come,” “Twistin’ the Night Away,” “Cupid,” and “You Send Me.”

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