Friday, February 7, 2014

Seven YouTube Examples Of "A Change Is Gonna Come" (with lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases seven examples of "A Change is Gonna Come". The featured renditions of that classic song are Sam Cooke, the composer of that song, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Patti La Belle, Luther Vandross, and Yolanda Adams.

General information about and the lyrics of ""A Change is Gonna Come" are also included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, inspirational, motivational, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

"A Change Is Gonna Come" is a 1964 single by R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, written in 1963, first recorded in January 1964, and released on the RCA Victor album Ain't That Good News then released as a single under the shortly after his death in late 1964. Though only a modest hit for Cooke in comparison with his previous singles, the song came to exemplify the 1960s' Civil Rights Movement. The song has gained in popularity and critical acclaim in the decades since its release, and is #12 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."...

"A Change Is Gonna Come"

I was born by the river in a little tent
And just like that river I've been running ever since
It's been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

It's been too hard living, but I'm afraid to die
Cos I don't know what's out there beyond the sky
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

I go to the movie
And I go down town
somebody keep telling me don't hang around
Its been along time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother
And I say brother help me please
But he winds up knockin' me
Back down on my knees

There were times when I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gone come, oh yes it will


These examples are given in my order of preference. Your order of preference may vary. These examples are given without any viewer comments or editorial comments.

Example #1: A Change Is Gonna Come -- Sam Cooke (Original Version in HD)

rockwithstone, Uploaded on Jul 14, 2010

This is my video interpretation of one the best works from a legendary singer. Hope you'll enjoy it.

Example #2: Aretha Franklin - A Change Is Gonna Come

jackemlyn062 Uploaded on Dec 26, 2010

Sublime song from the Queen of Soul. From the Atlantic album "I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You" 1967

Example #3: Otis Redding - A Change Is Gonna Come (with some video footage).

Mark Antony Published on Mar 7, 2012

Otis won numerous awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His legacy remains solid; he received the honorific, "King of Soul".

Example #4: Al Green - A Change Is Gonna Come

ritchie2333, Uploaded on Jul 23, 2011

Example #5: Patti Labelle - Change is gonna come - Live one night only - HD

Rik Ramsden, Published on Mar 31, 2012

Patti Labelle sings her version of the classic hit A change is gonna come....

Example #6: Luther Vandross A Change Is Gonna Come

MrGonzola1 Uploaded on Jul 20, 2009

Fantastic : Luther vandross, the best and Soul Music.
Performance : Live
Classic : A Change Is Gonna Come

Example #7: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE | Yolanda Adams "A Change is Gonna Come" | PBS

PBS, Uploaded on Feb 10, 2010

The full-length In Performance at the White House event, with all performances, is available at Adams kicks off the festivities at the White House with Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come. " "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement" airs on PBS stations nationwide on Thursday, February 11 at 8 p.m. ET (check local listings

Thanks to Sam Cooke for composing this powerful song. Thanks also to all the showcased vocalist for their musical legacy. And thanks to all who are quoted in this post, and the publishers of these examples on YouTube.

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