On August 9, hits of Sam Cook performed by Tall Guy Remez Quartet will be played on the summer stage of the Mystetskyi Arsenal complex.
Soul as a genre of popular music is deeply rooted in African-American history and culture. In order to state the whole story, it would take at least a whole article. But if in brief, the whole kitchen of soul music comes down to the following: take 2 tea rhythms and blues, add a pinch of gospel and make the great Ray Charles mix it all up. Actually, Charles, being, apparently, a much more secular man than many of his contemporaries, sang the famous prayer “My Jesus is All the World to Me”, replacing the words and putting them on rhythm and blues rhythm. It turned out the song "I've Got a Woman", with which the story of soul begins ...
The influence of Sam Cook in soul and popular music in general can not be overestimated. All the titans of soul music — Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gay, Smokey Robinson — all speak of him as a teacher. And the man who invented the expression “rhythm & blues”, producer Jerry Wexler, called him “indisputably the greatest singer who ever lived on earth.”
No less important is the fact that he Sam Cook was one of the first modern black performers and composers who took up the business side of the music business, founding a record label and publishing company as an extension of his career as a singer and composer.
"Sam Cook is the most important singer in the history of soul music - its inventor and the most popular and beloved performer, not only among African Americans, but also among the whites"
This evening, the famous songs of Sam Cook will perform Tall Guy Remez Quartet:
Alexander Remez - vocals, guitar
Erdem Tongyuch - keys
Vyacheslav Krasnopolsky - double bass
Alexey Filippenkov - drums
Feel this light southern mood where Brazilian rhythms, gospel tunes and harmonies of carefree pop music from the 50s and 60s mix up.
And you will find familiar songs that modern performers could not refuse.
We are waiting for you on August 9 at 20:00 on the summer scene of the Mystetsky Arsenal complex.