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A Quick Tip by Bethany_K

  • Jul 15, 2010
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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!
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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 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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 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 crowd. The 31 tracks on Portrait of a Legend impressively capture Cooke's range on a single disc. Beginning with "Touch the Hem of His Garment," his own classic gospel composition, the collection winds through such irresistible hits as "You Send Me," "Cupid," and "(What a) Wonderful World." Cooke's voice, filigreed but never showy, reinvents songs from innocent pop ("Tennessee Waltz") to gutbucket blues ("Little Red Rooster)," climaxing in his incomparable final statement, "A Change is Gonna Come." Many artists are called "legends," but Sam Cooke truly earned this title.

Track Listings

1. Touch The Hem Of His Garment 2. Lovable 3. You Send Me 4. Only Sixteen 5. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons 6. Just For You 7. Win Your Love For Me 7. Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha 8. I'll Come Running Back To You 9. You Were Made For Me 10. Sad Mood 11. Cupid 12. (What A) Wonderful World 13. Chain Gang 14. Summertime 15. Little Red Rooster 16. Bring It On Home To Me 17. Nothing Can Change This Love 18. Sugar Dumpling 19. (Ain't That) Good News 20. Meet Me At Mary's Place 21. Twistin' The Night Away 22. Shake 23. Tennessee Waltz 24. Another Saturday Night 25. Good Times 26. Having A Party 27. That's Where It's At 28. A Change Is Gonna ...

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Performer: Sam Cooke
Release Date: June 17, 2003
Label: Abkco
Genre: Soul
Release Date: June 17, 2003
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