The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus Interview Edition
featuring Carla Cooke
Hosted by Lou Lombardi aka Loudini
The Legendary Sam Cooke is about music, religion, romance, and history. Carla Cooke is the youngest daughter of the Legendary Sam Cooke. Carla’s future mirrors the image of her father. Carla crafted her sound in the church similar to her dad and never sought to use her father’s name but to build her own reputation as many do. Now the younger Cooke knows her father’s roots are so deep that Carla has become her own person and connects with her roots through her father’s music.
Carla Cooke’s style is diverse in Gospel, Christian, R&B, Soul, Pop and the contemporary sound that embraces today’s culture. Carla has the flavor of longevity that will maintain a fan and consumer base to make hits. With a strong vocal range and warm personality, Carla’s stage presence commands the environment wherever she performs. Carla has performed in concert with the Legendary Four Tops and Freda Payne, on the Norwegian Cruise Line, musical performances at Festivals and various venues throughout the United States. Carla Cooke has a CD entitled “A Time to Remember” produced by producer, songwriter Kevin McCord who wrote hit songs for the group “One Way” and “Alicia Myers”. Carla’s CD covers renditions of her father’s hit songs including “A Change Gone Come”, “Summertime” and “Lost and Looking” as well as several compositions she wrote.
Carla is also featured on a compilation CD on the Motor City Hits Label with a song entitled “Could It Be That All I’m Missing Is You” produced by LJ Reynolds of the acclaimed group “The Dramatics”. Various artists on the Motor City Hits CD include “The Four Tops”, “The Dramatics”, “LJ Reynolds”, “The Contours”, “The Vandella’s” and “Keith Washington”.
Carla is set to begin “The Daughters of Rhythm and Blues Tour”. This tour will feature daughters of R&B Legends who will take the stage to showcase their talent in honor of their parents. The Daughters will pay homage to their parents by performing unforgettable tunes of their music that has stood the test of time and is loved by so many fans. The daughters will also feature their own songs and ones that inspire them as well. The first leg of the tour began with Carla Cooke along with Robyn Charles, daughter of Ray Charles and Rhonda Ross, daughter of Diana Ross at the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Center. It was an overwhelming success. Now Carla and Rhonda continue together with their spectacular show. Don’t miss this unforgettable journey with the ladies coming soon to venues across the United States and Abroad!
On a personal note people are amazed at the fact that Carla has been married for almost 30 years and is the proud mother of 7 adult children.
Carla is currently working on a new CD which will showcase her gifts as a vocalist and composer. Carla Cooke proves that the apple does not fall far from the tree as she gives the listener the raw talent, emotion, beauty and charisma that has her carrying the Cooke family torch musically into the new millennium.