November 5th, 2008 | by Richard Meeker News | Posted In: Politics, CLEAN UP

PUBLISHER'S JUKEBOX: A Change Is Gonna Come

Last night, President-elect Barack Obama nodded to Sam Cooke in his speech to supporters after clinching the election:
It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.

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Given that we ran videos of music to vote by last week, it seems a fine idea to channel a little Sam Cooke today.
Here's Sam's original (audio, no live video) :
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And now Luther Vandross' version:
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Trav Wright belts it out gospel-style:
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Seal wraps the tune in silk:
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Bill Preston (with Dutch subtitles!):
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St. Louis soulman Brian Owens, in a moving duet with his father, Thomas:
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And finally, Billy Madden sings an anthem for the president-elect: "A change has finally come!"
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