The Legendary Sam Cooke is about music, religion, romance, and history. Carla Cooke is the youngest daughter of the Legendary Sam Cooke. Carla’s future mirrors the image of her father. Carla crafted her sound in the church similar to her dad. The younger Cooke knows her father’s roots are so deep that Carla has become her own person and connects with her roots through her father’s music. Having her Father, her God Father, Sir Mac Rice, writer of “Cheaper to Keep Her” and “Mustang Sally” and her Uncle Recording Artist LC Cooke as inspirations, motivates the journey she is on as an Artist.

Carla Cooke’s style is diverse in Gospel, Christian, R&B, Soul, Pop and the contemporary sound that embraces today’s culture. Carla has the flavor of longevity that will maintain a fan and consumer base to make hits. With a strong vocal range and warm personality, Carla’s stage presence commands the environment wherever she performs. 

Carla Cooke has a CD entitled “A Time to Remember” which covers renditions of her father’s hit songs including “A Change Gone Come”, “Summertime” and “Lost and Looking” as well as several compositions she wrote. 

Recently Carla recorded two duets on Legendary Blues Artist Joe Louis Walker’s new compilation. He had this to say about Carla as an artist during his interview with Union Leader Newspaper: “I think if there was a star of this record that really makes this whole thing work, it’s Carla Cooke as well as Waddy. I very rarely say this but for the life of me, I can’t figure out why Carla Cooke is not a household name in the way that Natalie Cole is. She is extremely talented, and she has a voice that, once you hear it, you never forget it,”

Carla has performed on Broadway bringing the music of her Father to audiences with “ That Motown Band” 

On June 22, 2019, Mayor Perkins of Shreveport, LA presented Carla with the “Key to the City” in honor of her father who encountered racism in the city. The same weekend Carla was given”The R&B Legacy Award” from the Montford Pointe Marines at their Annual Ceremony.

It was an honor for Carla to be chosen to sing “Walk on By” as a tribute to Dionne Warwick at the 2016 Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  After her performance at the 2017 R&B Hall of Fame Ceremony with Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, Billboard stated, “The ceremony’s show-stopping moment was a duet on Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Austin and Cooke’s daughter Carla Cooke”. 

David Friscic of the D. C. Metro Arts Theater Magazine had this to say about Carla’s musical talent after her performance of “I will Always Love You” at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Super Club; “Ms. Cooke very daringly sang the entire song a capella, with a purity of tone and a nuanced vocal power that (as actress Lily Tomlin would say) gave me “the goose bump experience”. Chills went up and down my spine and the whole audience stood up cheering and applauding. This was one of the moments when the performer transcended some very adequate lyrics to take the song to a much deeper and higher level by virtue of her sheer vocal artistry”. Be sure to read his entire Review of her performance in the News Section. 

Carla Cooke is working on a new composition that will showcase her gifts as a vocalist and composer. Carla Cooke proves that the apple does not 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.

Don’t miss the journey Carla will take you on with her performances.

Click on the tab in the upper left hand corner to Explore the pages of Carla Cooke and see her Tour Schedule. Also Click on “Store’ to Purchase Carla’s CD.

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108 responses to “ABOUT”

  1. Just came across your version of You Send Me on You Tube. So vety nice. Your dad’s version is one of my favorite songs ever and your version is just ad good in its own way. Come to San Francisco and play at Feinstein’s. I’d come. Good luck!

  2. Hi Carla,

    Thank you for sharing your gifts of song and spirit with us all, continuing in the tradition of your father. As a young man, my passion for gospel and R&B led me to the then newly released “Man and His Music” double CD, where I discovered the brilliance, joy, business acumen and artistry of your father. I have never gone without a copy of that CD with me since.

    I would love to have you as a guest on my nationally syndicated radio show. It would be an honor to include your influential voice and perspective in our program. I used my email to sign-on here. I also sent a formal invite to the email listed on your site. Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous and fulfilling year!

    All the best, Kevin

  3. Roberto Rayo Herrera

    Hello, I have been a huge fan of your father for a long time. I’ve just started listening to your music and am a fan. There is this serenity in your voice. This feeling that everything will be ok. Wish you the best in everything. If you ever perform in NC I would be ecstatic. Would love to hear you live. Would love to talk about your father, his music, and his legacy.

    1. Thank you so much. God Bless🙏🏽

    2. Thank you for continuing to be a fan of my Fathers music!! 🙏🏽

    3. Thank you for continuing to be a fan of my fathers music and thank you for your comments on my music. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  4. Hi Ms. Cooke I just wanted to say I am a huge fan of Sam Cooke and have been for the longest time (I’m only 18 lol) and I wanted to just thank you for continuing the legacy!

    1. Thank you so much. 18. I love it when young people appreciate my father‘s music. Every time I listen to his music, it makes me smile. The way his voice flows over a song is incredible. Thank you for reaching out and thank you for your kind words. Blessings to you and your family!

      Carla Cooke.

  5. Racine Williams

    Hello Mr & Ms Cooke. My name is Racine Williams. I am the son of Racine Williams Sr. My father and your father were really good friends. My mother often speaks of your dad however she’s elderly now. She said your dad and my dad just showed up at the house in Queens one day LOL. I still remember a lot of the stories that they used to talk about but I was just a child. I just thought that you might would have liked to know what I’ve just told you tonight. God bless

    1. Thanks for sharing. God Bless you as well.

  6. Hello Carla!
    I didn’t even know Sam Cooke had a daughter named Carla.
    I was on YouTube and to my surprise and delight I came across a video of you on the Mike Huckabee show.
    What a beautiful rendition of your father’s classic song, “You Send Me”.
    It’s obvious that you carry the Sam Cooke dna in your voice as well.
    I was born in 1964 so I was too young to know who your dad was at the time. However, over the years I’ve enjoyed listening to his classic songs, including his early days songs with the Soul Stirrers (“Wonderful” is my favorite gospel song your dad sang)
    Nobody, and I mean nobody, could sing like Sam Cooke.
    He had a silky smooth voice that was unmatched.
    I’m so glad to know you are continuing to keep his music and legacy alive.
    God bless you!


    1. Thank you so much Jerry. I’m happy you enjoyed my performance and to know how much you love my father’s music and magical voice. I truly appreciate your message. God Bless you as well.

      Carla Cooke

  7. Greetings.
    It’s an honor to be alive to witness you living your passion. God bless you, your family, and all who support you.

    1. Thank you Hugh. You were there from the beginning of my musical journey; from Lavern Taylor to Harry Mont our teachers. Those were the days. So glad to see your doing well. May God Bless you!

  8. I have been a huge fan of Sam Cooke since I was a young boy, I would love to see Carla perform her father’s songs and her own songs. Thank you..Rich P. Chino CA.

  9. Hi Carla, this is Drs. Wendell & Grace Fountain, and I want to make you aware of an awesome new venue here in the City of Surprise, Arizona. We will be seeing you on May 13th here in Sun City Grand!

    May God continue to bless you and all of your family.

    Wendell & Grace

    1. Good Evening Mr and Mrs Fountain. Thank you. I appreciate you giving me this information. It is so kind of you to do so. I will definitely have my agent reach out to the venue. I look forward to seeing you both in May at Sun City Grand and coming back to Arizona. We will be driving down from Michigan instead of flying out this time. Can’t wait. God Bless you and have a wonderful evening.

    2. Carla, Gracie and I just wanted you to know that we have our tickets for your performance on May 13, 2020, here at the Sun City Grand of Surprise, Arizona. We eagerly await your arrival! God bless and keep on singing!

    3. I look forward to seeing both of you again. Thank you dearly for your support. It means so much! Have a wonderful evening♥️

  10. I have loved SAM since i first heard him sing chain gang when i was still in school in England ,I now live in Australia and im now 74 years old .His music has been a central part of my life for 60 years and if i should reach 100 i will still be playing SAM .So many artists used Sam as their role model Rod Stewart Van Morrisson Benny King Smokey Robinson .He was adored by Arethor Franklin and many many more He will be in heaven singing for Jesus and the father now just an amazing singer he will never grow old from a gratfull fan David Wortley

    1. Hi David. I’m so glad by fathers music still resonates in your heart. Thank you for reaching out. I’m always glad to hear what his music means to others!

  11. Carla, you were awesome last night at Happy Trails Resort of Surprise, Arizona! Gracie and I were blown away with your performance! It was obvious that you are the daughter of the legendary Sam Cooke. We loved the involvement of family members in the show. That was great! In fact, your entire ensemble was outstanding! We will be seeing you again here in Surprise at the Sun City Grand on May 13, 2020! God bless one and all and keep up your incredible performances!

    1. Thank you so much. I am so happy you came and enjoyed the show. I hope to see you both in May. We will get an AirB&B to stay longer. We like Arizona.

    2. Wow, it would be great if you guys could stay a little longer! Arizona is a wonderful place to live. It would also really be great if we all had a chance for some private time together. God bless and be well.

    3. That would be wonderful!

    4. Hi Carla Cooke. Last year I showed you a tribute I did for you father. It only had one frame of items. Now I have three frames of tribute Here it is and hope you like it. The center frame with the Soul Stirrers have your father’s signature ( Sam Cook ).

  12. Thanks, Carla, for letting us know about your upcoming appearance here in Sun City Grand on May 13th! We were told about your visit to our community last Friday by Ms. Lorena Nieto, a terrific professional, of our Activities Office. I was going to write to you about it, but you beat me to the punch! Now, Gracie and I get to see you twice! I only hope we can get better seats here in Sun City Grand, but there’s never a guarantee. We will see you in just nine days at Happy Trails Resort! God bless you and keep up your great work!

    1. Hello Dr Wendell and Grace. I pray that you both are doing well and staying safe. May God continue to cover you and your community and Bless you all.


  13. Carla, I left you a message, but it does not appear. We now have our tickets for the show on January 28th at Happy Trails Resort. We look forward to hearing and seeing you then,

    1. I’m so happy that you both can come to my show. I will see you there!!

    2. Dr Fountain I am scheduled to perform @ Sun City Grand this coming May 13, 2020. So excited to come to your area.

    3. Hi Carla, I was going to let you know that we found out last Friday that Ms. Lorena Nieto of our Activities Office has already made it possible for you to come to the great Sun City Grand! Now, Gracie and I will be blessed to see you twice–once on the 28th of this month and then on May 13th here in our community! This is really great news. The good Lord willing, we will see you in nine days!

    4. Yes 9 days and counting! So glad I was able to book Sun City Grand as well. Get to Twist the Night Away!


  14. Carla, I watched you on Huckabee and I was very impressed. I remember your father quite well. When You Send Me was a big hit in 1957, I was 13 and a huge Elvis fan, but your father’s song and voice really connected to me. I followed his music and career right up until his death. By the way, it is obvious that you are his daughter. Even your smile reminds me of him. You are a very special person in your own right. God gave you a marvelous voice and a sweet spirit. Though I have remained an Elvis fan all of my life, I look forward to following you as I did your father–the great Sam Cooke! I hope you come to Surprise, Arizona at some point, because my wife, Grace, and I will be there to see and hear you. May God continue to bless and keep you.

    1. Thank you so much. Guess what!!! I will be in Surprise, AZ on January 28th @ Happy Trails Resort. Please spread the word. I will be performing all my Fathers classic hit songs. Hope to see you there. Please come up and say hi after the show. Here is the link for ticket purchase.


    2. Carla, thank you so much for your response. We have our tickets! When you said you were going to be in Surprise, AZ, you could have knocked me over with a proverbial feather. We are in Section 103, four rows back on the end. We can hardly wait to see you and have an opportunity to say hello at Happy Trails Resort. My wife, Dr. Grace Fountain, and I live only about six miles from the venue. We live in Sun City Grand in Surprise, and Sun City Grand is the number one over 55 community in all of Arizona! We want you to perform here. I’m going to do what I can to make that happen. We are looking forward to hearing you sing Cupid, Chain Gang, You Send me, and so many others. By the way, the best seats have already gone. I expect a packed house. God bless you and we will see you on January 28th!

    3. Thank you both. God Bless!

    4. mthames@aquavend.com

      Hi Carla, Been kind of a rough year for all of us, but I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Believe it or not, after all these years, not many a day goes by that I don’t think about your Dad. I am sure that he is looking down in pride of you. GOD BLESS!

    5. mthames@aquavend.com

      Happy Birthday, Sam, from an old friend. Hope your daughter Carla, remembers to sing Happy Birthday to you. She has a great voice and I’m sure that you are proud of her.

  15. Wow. What a beautiful voice. Saw Carla on Huckabee tonight. God truly gifted you just like your father! Hope you come to Atlanta soon!

  16. Ivan Robert Padjen

    We are so looking forward to hearing you in Three Oaks. Your Dad has been an inspiration to me since I was 14. I am now 73. His voice, along with many others, led me to a calling. Working in the inner city of Chicago during the late 60’s and early 70’s. I happen to be the “only white boy” on our team, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I have said that if there is reincarnation, I want to come back as Sam Cooke! You hear of such stories often, but I want to hear you and the gifts you bring and, in the background, the essence of your Dad.

    1. Last night we had the pleasure and privilege of being a part of a magical experience of attending a Carla Cook concert at the Acorn Theatre. Carla doesn’t sing songs. She allows her soulful being act as a wonderful instrument and then gets out of the way. Carla and her band provide an atmosphere of pure connection with the audience. It was an experiences for the ages. Thank you. Ivan Robert Padjen

  17. Carla,
    Hope to see you in Cleveland,Ohio one of these days
    Your Father’s music I’m certain will play a vital part in the work we do at the Alive Inside Foundation rekindling memories for those who have trouble remembering many things but still can recognize & recall their “Beloved” Music which many times helps them to remember so much more>
    As a singer myself I was blessed to become part of this work & my passion & mission has become reaching out to young musicians to offer them what I like to call a #PurposeBeyondPerformance in projects like this

    along with reaching out to Artists like my dear friend 2016 Rock Hall Inductee Glenn Hughes ( Deep Purple ) to get their support.

    Would love to meet & talk with you some day
    My E-Mail : wm@aliveinside.org

  18. My son Brian met you backstage after your recent concert in Chicago and mentioned how incredibly talented you are.
    I grew up listening to your fathers music and am still a big fan to this day. I’m retired from the business but still love to hear fresh talented artists, it’s in my blood having grown up listening to Sam’s amazing voice, and other back in the day greats.
    If you perform on the east coast I will make it a priority to be at your concert. Best wishes…
    Gerry Griffith

    1. Hello Gerry. It was a pleasure meeting your son and speaking with you on the phone. I look forward to meeting you in person!!


  19. Wow! Thank you so much Mike! It is wonderful to hear from someone who knew my father!

    All my Best

    1. As you know, I am of an advanced age, but I have a suggestion. If you are ever able to book a Southern California concert, I would be honored to be invited to take the stage with you to praise what a wonderful person your father was beyond his accomplishments in the music world. God Bless You

    2. Hi Carla,
      Hope you had a joyous and blessed Christmas and New Year. Just thought I would like to have us honor your father on what would have been his 88th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM

    3. Thank you Mike!! God Bless!

  20. I can honestly say as a friend of your dad, that he is so proud of you. I know that I am.

  21. Murdis Young Hamlett

    Carla your voice is beautoful! Your father was a great singef.

    1. Thank you very much Murdis.

  22. Hi Carla, I’m sure you don’t remember me. The last time I saw you was at the premier of “Lawrence of Arabia” at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood at the intermission when your dad called out to me “Mickey” and hugged me when I recognized him and talked to him for a few minutes. I was a member of the Siamas family that owned Keen records that signed your dad to a recording contract to release his first record “You Send Me” which turned out to be the first million seller by a first time artist and first time release by a new label in the history of the music industry. I was in training to become a recording and sound engineer in our studio with two young employees that were my instructors, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler. I was involved in all of your dad’s recordings until he left for RCA Victor and actually sang backup with Lou Rawls, Jesse Belvin, and Aretha Franklin on several Keen recordings. Your Dad liked me on a personal level, spent many hours trying to teach me how to play guitar and even volunteered to sing at my church youth group meeting when he was at the top of the charts (#1`)with “You Send Me”) . I loved your dad and I think he loved me. I also knew Cassius Clay and he spent many years trying to re-open the investigation on your dad’s demise. Your dad was a loving person and a man of faith. He spent many nights at my family’s dinner table without a single thought about racism. I recently acquired a large poster of your dad pictured with his SAR record company. I would like to find it’s home with your family. It would be wonderful to hear from you..
    Mike Thames 714-981-8230

    1. Hello Mike, Thank you so much for reaching out. I’m always so grateful to hear stories about my father from those who associated with him. I would love to acquire the poster. Thank you so much for the gesture. I will give you a call.

    2. Hello Carla Cooke. This is Ronnie Moorer. I showed you a photograph of your father when he joined the Soul Stirrers. He had signed his original name Sam Cook on the photo. This is the Tribute I made with the photo. I included two song books and five original Speciality Records, with ” Sam Cook ” on the labels. There is another piece I’m still working on to go with this tribute. Please do put this on your site if you wish. Here it is. Please let me know how you like it. I’m located in Tampa, Fl. Thanks!!

  23. Maryanne a Przywara

    I get chills listening to your voice. Some of the notes are identical to your dad. I would like to talk with you privately about the loss of your father. God bless and take care ofyourself and that beautiful voice.

    1. Hello Carla Cooke, This is Ronnie L. Moorer again. A few months ago, I showed you a picture of your father’s signature without the (e). That was just the start. After 6 1/2 years, I’m just about finished my ” A Tribute To Sam Cook(e). The subtitle reads: ” The Beginning – – Of A Legend “. This is the Ultimate Tribute!! This consist of a signed Soul Stirrers photo by you dad, wthout the (e). Peter Guralnick told me the last time he saw one was back in 1951. Along are two 1955 Martin & Miller, Soul Stirrers song book. Five 1950’s Soul Stirrers recods with original sleeves, all have ” S. Cook ” on the label. God blessed me to acquire all these RARE items. This is the Only and First of it’s kind. I’m planning on making a video of this and I would like to include Sam Cook”s music. Do I need permission from you, or is it free. Please allow me if I need your permission. You have my permission to post this on you site’s Thank you. Hope to here from you soon. Have a blessed day, Ronnie L. Moorer PS… The two other pictures are of me when President Obama came to Tampa. I painted two t-shirts and he signed both of them.

    2. Hello Ronnie. In order to use my father’s music you need to get permission from ABKCO Music’s licensing department. Sounds like a nice project your putting together. I hope everything works out.



  24. Mr.Gordie W. Rayford

    Hello Ms. Cooke! My great-grandmother (Thornton, related to other last names) is from Mound Bayou, Mississippi where your maternal grandparents are from. I am a great admirer and devoted listener of your father And wish I could have met him. Please let me know of any more information you know of your family’s lineage. God Bless!

  25. i,m a keyboard player with a degree in music.. myronmillsproject.com…I have been playing piano over 30 years professionally .If ever you need a keyboard player to subsitute contact me. I know all your songs. I use to play with SLAVE.

  26. Hi Carla you Dad’s songs have been a part of my life. I remember hearing Change is gonna come around 9 pm, laying back on the couch and this voice just moved me. I now have listened to your voice and it has all your dad has and it moves the listener. Thank you PS would love to hear you sing That’s Where It’s At.

    1. Thank you very much. My father’s voice is truly One of a Kind. I often do that song on my show. There are so many of my father’s Hit songs, I try to fit in most of them when I perform. Take care and God Bless!!

  27. Carla,
    We are so proud that you are a guest DJ on our show the UK USA Rock n Soul Connection. You now have new fans on both side of the Atlantic. Keep up the great work.
    Keith in the UK
    Mike in the USA

    1. Thank you Mike and Keith. It’s so awesome. I’m learning so much right along with our audience. Hers to the UK USA Rock n Soul Connection!!!

  28. Hey Carla, My name is Micheal Alford and as I’m writing this to you my eyes are watering up. you see, I was raised up hearing your father’s songs all my life. Not only did my father play his songs day in and day out. but he could sing them and he sounded a lot like your dad.I love his songs with the soul stirrers. My family will tell you that’s all That I listen too today,and I will be 52 years old this month. your dads singing is a spiritual thing for me and today I heard you for the first time and you have that same spiritual thing going on. So I just want to hear more of you because of that spirit God has given you. whenever I was going through carla his singing have at times been all I had to strengthen me. So thank you for doing you but sharing your father in the process. I rather hear his songs from you than anyone else in the world. he left you something special! embrace it. thanks May the Lord continue you in his care. And if you ever come to Georgia I will make my way to hear you sing

    1. Hello Micheal.
      Thanks for reaching out to me on my website. It’s good to know that there are those out there who are still true fans of My father’s music. 53 years and his music is still resonating in the hearts of people today! I am truly grateful for each opportunity I have to perform and bring his music to different audiences. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to perform in GA one day! Take care.


  29. Carla….How can I get a signed photo??? I so want a Movie made about your Dad`s Life Story…..The Soundtrack can bring a whole New Generation into his Music….Thanks

    1. Hi Jim. A movie is on the Horizon! If you purchase a CD, A photo comes with it. Just click on my Store page to purchase.
      God Bless!


    2. Still wondering how I get to sing with you???

  30. Hello Carla Cooke. Some years ago, I purchased a photo of your father when he was with the Soul Stirrers. He signef the photo Sam Cook, yes without the “e” on the end. His original spelling of his last name. He came to Tampa, Florida in the late 50’s. I could not find another signature like this one after many years of searching. I would like to send you a picture of it thru my email. Hope to hear from you soon.
    Ronnie Moorer

    1. Hi Ronnie, Oh Wow! That’s an Original for sure! He added the “e” to his name for contractual reasons so that he could continue to record in his name. I would love to see a copy of the picture. The email address you can forward it to is ccookebooking@gmail.com. I’m looking forward to seeing it. Thank you for reaching out and for taking the time to send the picture to me.


      Carla Cooke

  31. Hi Karla, I haven’t seen you in over 20 years and I am so happy to see that you are doing well and singing (which is something that you’ve always wanted to do. You still have a beautiful voice and I am glad to see that you are blessing the world with your talent. May God continue to bless you Karla and give you your hearts desire. – LaTonia

    1. Hi LaTonia
      Thank you for your well wishes. I am doing my best to carry on the Legacy of my Father. It’s truly a blessing to be able to bring his music to audiences that still love his Message of Love. May God Bless you as well.

      Take care

      Carla Cooke

  32. God is so faithful…often I pray for your family. Truth always wins! God has used your father’s music so many times in my life to remind me of Who He is. May He continue to use you to bring healing and strength in the lives of others. God bless you abundantly 💕😄

    1. Thank you Janet. God Bless.

  33. God is so faithful…often I pray for your family. Truth always wins! God has used your father’s music so many times in my life to remind me of Whomany is. May He continue to use you to bring healing and strength in the lives of others. God bless you abundantly 💕😄

  34. Carla, I’m sure ypu hear this often, but your Father had the greatest voice of all time. Just pure soulful and perfect.

  35. Wow.I have just stumbled across your clips on YouTube.Listened to your interview. There need to be more conversations with you.Seven children, 5 grand children and you don’t look a day over 30.You should be the poster child for the term “Black Don’t Crack”.

    When will you be in the DMV (Delaware MD,VA) area?

    Peace And Prosperity,


    1. Hi Oscar.
      Thank you. I hope to come to that area sometime between Summer and Fall.



  36. cannot wait to hear you sign tonight in Pittsburgh!!

    1. I hope you had a wonderful time at the show Debbie.



  37. Hi Carla,
    I was unable to have an interview with you at the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in Detroit. Would you like to record an ID for our show? Mike Kroll Detroit City, USA 248-568-9146

    1. Hi Mike,
      I will give you a call.



  38. Carla this has been on my mind for the longest.Muhammad Ali hit one one of his fights of many and your dad was in the house as he was trying to get into the ring Muhammad Ali saw him and shouted out to everybody let that man up here ! when Muhammad Ali was in a radio station talking on the air and apparently your dad must have heard him and went to the station when your dad walked in and sit down this is when Muhammad Ali said your dad was pretty just like him. Your dad and Muhammad Ali began to sing together.It has been on my mind for a while that if Laila Ali was in a radio station talking on the air and you came in and sat beside her and you to begin to sing Oh My God ! that would be HISTORY repeating it self! If this joyous occasion ever come to pass please do not hesitate to email me I would love to see this occasion , many blessings to the both of the Ali & Cooke family in Jesus name with Thanksgiving
    Amen !

  39. Just saw Saturday night’s February 11th, at the Danbury Palace Theater with Jeff Pritchard’s band.
    Simply an awesome show.
    Loved your perfume samples given out to the guests. Where online would I be able to purchase it?

    1. Hi Venae,

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the show. Thank you for coming. If you look on the “Store” section of my website, it will inform you on how you can purchase the oil fragrance.


      Carla Cooke

  40. Your dad was and still is a Great Artist ! My hat is off to the GREAT SAM COOKE !!! 🎸 🎤 🎼 🎩

  41. God Bless You And Your Family ! you are a very stunning young lady. my mother would listen to your dad’s music all the time I am 60 years old and I love his music also. carry your dad’s Legacy on Never Let It Die. I saw a small news clip where Muhammad Ali and your dad was singing what a couple and Muhammad Ali made a statement how he and your dad was prettyand it put a smile on my face. And you know what ,your dad and Muhammad Ali will forever be pretty. 🎸 🎧 🎤 👊 🎼

    1. Thank you so much Sharon!!

  42. @persina.chan (instagram)

    We love you from Mississippi, do you have a twitter page? #familylegacy

    1. Thank you!! My Twitter page is thecarlacooke same as my Instagram and Facebook artist page. Hope to be in Mississippi soon!!!


    1. Thank You. Much Appreciated!

  44. I was so glad I saw you. You just played in Stafford Springs CT along with some other Artists . You looked Beautiful and had some great songs that made everyone feel great.
    You made the show!
    Thank you

    1. Thank you so much for coming out! I’m thrilled you enjoyed my show. I hope to come back to Stafford with my show where I sing not only my fathers songs but mine as well as others. Please Request me!!! I appreciate you taking the time to write me about my performance. Take care.


      Carla Cooke

  45. Amazing Show at Scullers last night. You have music in your blood – Just like your father. We loved it

    1. Thank you. I’m so glad you enjoyed the show!

  46. Your music sounds great. Please keep up the great work.

    1. Thank you very much. I enjoyed playing there! Hope to be back soon.



  47. Hi Carla I saw you on stage at the Rythm & Blues Induction Ceremony last night. I was so excited and proud to see you accomplish your dreams from highschool! I am your high-school classmate Kamala Pierce. I will definitely follow your career congratulations.

    1. Hi Kamala. So nice to hear from you. Thank you so much! Wish I could have said hi. Take care.

  48. Carla as I saw you last night performing in nyc 8/6/16. U looking stunning and u sound awesome off the hook. I truly wish you all the best. A change will come for you. In Jesus name !

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment. So glad you got the opportunity to come to my show! God is always in the blessing business and I thank him for the chance to play at The Metropolitan Room New York.

  49. murdis young-hamlett

    Carla looks more like her father than any of her siblings that I have seen. She has a beautiful voice as well. I wish her the absolutely best!

  50. Carla, your father was the inspiration of my entire life. He defined my life. I know my voice is crap compared to his… or yours…but here’s a present for you. https://soundcloud.com/philip-gregory/when-i-fall-in-love-scratch-take-1?in=philip-gregory/sets/covers-1

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