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    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:15:55

    The-Dream Releases a Sam Cooke Covers Album -

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    The-Dream has just released a Sam Cooke cover album, IAMSAM which includes classics like "Bring It On Home," "You Send Me," and "Everybody Loves to Cha Cha." The album was created as a loving tribute to his mother, and he posted on instagram, "My Mother loved a lot of Artist growing up, but the one we shared the most interest in together was Sam Cooke, so Tonight I give him back to her. These songs were originally recording during the making of Beyoncé's 4 album in 2010 w my good Friend Pat Thrall. My mother passed on the 23rd day of December in 1992."

    It's just about the sweetest tribute one can hear at this time of year. Hopefully, it inspires some holiday spirit in all of us.

    This is the first time the group of covers has been released.

    Listen to the IAMSAM below.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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