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 and never sought to use her father’s name but to build her own reputation as many do. Now 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.
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 has performed in concert with the Legendary Four Tops and Freda Payne, on the Norwegian Cruise Line, musical performances at Festivals and various venues throughout the United States.
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. Carla is also featured on a compilation CD on the Motor City Hits Label with a song entitled “Could It Be That All I’m Missing Is You” produced by LJ Reynolds of the acclaimed group “The Dramatics”
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.
Carla is currently on tour with “Carla Cooke sings Sam Cooke” where she performs unforgettable hit songs of her father and ones she has written as well. Carla is also on tour with “The Daughters of Rhythm and Blues” with Rhonda Ross, daughter of Diana Ross and Barry Gordy. This tour features songs from their parents catalog and of their own. Don’t miss this journey Carla will take you on with her performances. It’s truly unforgettable.
On a personal note people are amazed at the fact that Carla has been married for almost 30 years and is the proud mother of 7 adult children.
Carla is currently working on a new CD which 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.
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