I can't think of a better way to end my week than Van the Man and Tom Jones! With a side order of Jeff Beck. Thanks for putting up with me all week, and thanks to hungry joe for keeping an eye on me.
"A Change Is Gonna Come" was released 50 years ago this week. Though a singularly beautiful song, releasing it was a dangerous career move at the time; something which is thankfully strange for us to think about nowadays (pretty cool write-up here). I would have loved to have found a performance of that song, unfortunately it was performed live only once, and Mr. Cooke was killed shortly after. In it's a place, here's a song that old Robbie Zimmerman wrote which Sam immediately picked up on.