Sam Cooke: A Complete Mystery
Yet To Be explain.
His death to this very day is in dispute to the way it came to be. While others validate his death happen at the hands of a hotel manager. Many still question the way his body appears upon the scene. The late Etta James spoke of his body looking like he had been beaten. And, we very aware that the Los Angeles police department has always drawn complaints about many high profile cases of death.
Still, we welcoming the truth concerning his death. With new high tech weapons to use in getting to the bottom of cold cases of death. We wonder if one day people will request his death be re-open. So, we know mystery number one. The biggest scandal that surrounds Cooke is in his business dealing with Allen Klein, a smart business music executive manager. Who got the best recording deals for this African American soul star that crossed over to the white population?
The rumors that mobsters played apart in many back ground situation concerning business recording artist. Is true. We truly believe that the late Jackie Wilson came in contact with some questionable persona in his life time. Still, what contracts was signed that gave away ALL THE RIGHTS to Sam Cooke recordings to Allen Klein.
His parents. His brothers. And even his wife never was the ones inheriting his legacy. It was his business partner that ended up richer, from Sam Cooke masters recording. Go figure that. Bobby Womack once stated he marry Barbara Cooke to protect her from the snakes that jumped up from nowhere to come after her. Which does lend truth to folks attacking you at your weakest moment.
Shame , no one ever request or investigated with honest just how Allen Klein ended up with the rights to Sam Cooke catalog. Was Cooke involved in an alleged scheme that we might not know of to be consider a smart businessman. Somewhere the answer lies concerning this situation.
Besides being a lawyer you might say that the next crooked field is within the business business. Who knows? Allen Klein might have earned his way to owning Cooke’s work simply by being his bsiness associate. We never know.