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R. Kelly channeled 1950s soul singer Sam Cooke at a charity event in Chicago benefiting Clara’s House by performing a set featuring songs from Cooke’s classic catalog.

The VIP crowd were treated to a reprise of a performance that R Kelly famously did for invited guests at his home before the release of his latest album, Love Letter.

Watch as R. Kelly tears through Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” and “Twistin’ The Night Away.”

Clara’s House helps out homeless and abused children and women in the Chicago area.

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