Chain Gang

by Sam Cooke

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"Chain Gang" as recorded by Sam Cooke

Drum sheet music transcribed by James Morton. Immediate PDF download.

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Difficulty Level: Beginner Genre: Classic Rock, Pop

Most rock historians place Sam Cooke as the premier prototype of soul music. His smooth tenor voice had been tempered by years on the gospel circuit. Sam Cooke was born in Mississippi, his dad was a Baptist minister, and he was singing in the church choir by age six. Cooke had 29 Top 40 hits in his career, and “Chain Gang” was his second highest, going to # 2 in 1960 (“You Send Me,” which made him a star, went to # 1 in 1957).

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All the drum sheet music found on this page and throughout the site are full, note-for-note transcriptions transcribed by James Morton--long-time professional drummer, author of over a dozen books with Mel Bay Publications, and creator of the "Rock Charts" column formerly found in Modern Drummer--over the course of his 40+ year career.

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