Sam Cooke was an African American artist, born in January 1931 in Mississippi and died in December 1964.
He was a singer and songwriter, composer, and producer. He is known as the King of Soul, because of his special voice and presence.
His active years were between 1951 and 1964, he sang mostly soul, gospel and R&B. Sam Cooke played amazing vocals, piano, and guitar and he will remain an icon in the world of music.
Chain Gang is a song written by him in 1960, belonging to the R&B music genre.
The song was released in July 1960 as part of the album named Swing Low and once released, it became one of Sam Cooke's best singles.
The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, number two on the R&B Sides chart. The song went straight to number nine on the UK Singles Chart, being his first top=ten single there.
Chain Gang was written by Sam Cooke and Charles Cook Jr. and was composed by Hugo & Luigi, it has a length of 2:34 minutes and it had amazing success at the time.
The free Chain Gang piano sheet music was the second-biggest hit of Sam Cooke, his first single for RCA Victor after leaving Keen Records, and his first top 10 hits since his song You Send Me, from 1957.
The story behind the lyrics is that the song was inspired after a meeting with an actual chain gang of prisoners on a highway, a gang that the band met when Sam Cooke was on tour.
The story is catching even more because it is real and the song had its own spirit because of that. The song is considered very catchy and interesting.
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