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Sam Cooke: Portrait of A Legend 1951-1964

4 Ratings: 4.0
2003 audio CD release

 Sam Cooke could sing anything. Within the span of a few months in 1963, he recorded Night Beat, a wonderful collection of Sinatra-style late-night crooning, and Live At The Harlem Square Club, a raw, down and dirty R&B set for a hard-partying … see full wiki

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3 reviews about Sam Cooke: Portrait of A Legend 1951-1964
review by . July 07, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Comprehensive anthology of this legendary soul artist.
Because he died at such a young age we really only caught a glimpse of the enormous talent of Sam Cooke.   Sam began his career as a gospel singer and spent six years years as lead singer of the legendary gospel group The Soul Stirrers.   But in 1957, Sam Cooke decided to pursue a solo career and signed a recording contract with Keen records.  Within a very short period of time Sam would notch his first big hit with a tune called "You Send Me".   …
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
posted in Music Matters
A good friend recently told me his favorite song was "Bring it on Home to Me", so I started listening to Sam Cooke's version and indeed find it quite amazing. Great vocalist and a true legend!
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
have been listening to this man since i was a child. Grew up in a house with music and he was in the lead with albums.
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