Listen to Looch: a new documentary on Sam Cooke


Mary Lucia and Bill DeVille talk about 'Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke,' now available on Netflix. (Minju Kim | MPR)

This week, Mary Lucia is joined by Bill DeVille to talk about a new documentary, Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke, now available on Netflix. The documentary looks heavily at Cooke's remarkable career in music — tragically cut short by a death that remains largely shrouded in mystery.

Cooke was not only an incredibly talented vocalist, he was also a brilliant songwriter and an enterprising businessperson. Beyond music, Cooke stood up against the segregation of audiences, and soon found himself friends with like-minded activists Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Jim Brown.

"We're left with more questions than answers," Mary says, "but it does focus a large part on his music. … It is certainly worth checking out on Netflix."

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Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke - Netflix

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    Sam Cooke seated on a couch, 1960s (Wally Seawell)

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