Sam Cooke: The RCA Albums Collection [Box]

Audio Samples

>Far Away Places
>Under Paris Skies
>South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)
>Bali Ha'i
>Coffee Song, The (They've Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil)
>Arrivederci, Roma [Goodbye to Rome]
>London by Night
>Jamaica Farewell
>Galway Bay
>Sweet Leilani
>Japanese Farewell Song, The
>House I Live In, The
>Hey There
>Mona Lisa
>Too Young
>Great Pretender, The
>You, You, You
>Unchained Melody
>Wayward Wind, The
>Secret Love
>Song from Moulin Rouge, The
>I'm Walking Behind You
>Cry
>Venus
>Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
>I'm Just a Country Boy
>They Call the Wind Maria
>Twilight on the Trail
>If I Had You
>Chain Gang
>Grandfather's Clock
>Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
>Long, Long Ago
>Pray
>You Belong to Me
>Goin' Home
>Don't Get Around Much Anymore
>Little Girl Blue
>Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
>Out in the Cold Again
>But Not for Me
>Exactly Like You
>I'm Just a Lucky So and So
>Since I Met You Baby
>Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
>Trouble in Mind
>You're Always on My Mind
>Song Is Ended, The
>Twistin' the Night Away
>Sugar Dumpling
>Twistin' in the Kitchen with Dinah
>Somebody's Gonna Miss Me
>Whole Lotta Woman, A
>Twist, The
>Twistin' in the Old Town Tonight
>Movin' and a-Groovin'
>Camptown Twist
>Somebody Have Mercy
>Soothe Me
>That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On
>I Wish You Love
>Willow Weep for Me
>Chains of Love
>Smoke Rings
>All the Way
>Send Me Some Lovin'
>Cry Me a River
>Driftin' Blues
>For Sentimental Reasons
>Nothing Can Change This Love
>Little Girl
>These Foolish Things
>Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
>Lost and Lookin'
>Mean Old World
>Please Don't Drive Me Away
>I Lost Everything
>Get Yourself Another Fool
>Little Red Rooster
>Laughin' and Clownin'
>Trouble Blues
>You Gotta Move
>Fool's Paradise
>Shake Rattle and Roll
>Soul Twist/Introduction
>Feel It (Don't Fight It)
>Chain Gang
>Cupid
>It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons
>Twistin' the Night Away
>Somebody Have Mercy
>Bring It on Home to Me
>Nothing Can Change This Love
>Having a Party

Track List

>Far Away Places
>Under Paris Skies
>South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)
>Bali Ha'i
>Coffee Song, The (They've Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil)
>Arrivederci, Roma [Goodbye to Rome]
>London by Night
>Jamaica Farewell
>Galway Bay
>Sweet Leilani
>Japanese Farewell Song, The
>House I Live In, The
>Hey There
>Mona Lisa
>Too Young
>Great Pretender, The
>You, You, You
>Unchained Melody
>Wayward Wind, The
>Secret Love
>Song from Moulin Rouge, The
>I'm Walking Behind You
>Cry
>Venus
>Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
>I'm Just a Country Boy
>They Call the Wind Maria
>Twilight on the Trail
>If I Had You
>Chain Gang
>Grandfather's Clock
>Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
>Long, Long Ago
>Pray
>You Belong to Me
>Goin' Home
>Don't Get Around Much Anymore
>Little Girl Blue
>Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
>Out in the Cold Again
>But Not for Me
>Exactly Like You
>I'm Just a Lucky So and So
>Since I Met You Baby
>Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
>Trouble in Mind
>You're Always on My Mind
>Song Is Ended, The
>Twistin' the Night Away
>Sugar Dumpling
>Twistin' in the Kitchen with Dinah
>Somebody's Gonna Miss Me
>Whole Lotta Woman, A
>Twist, The
>Twistin' in the Old Town Tonight
>Movin' and a-Groovin'
>Camptown Twist
>Somebody Have Mercy
>Soothe Me
>That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On
>I Wish You Love
>Willow Weep for Me
>Chains of Love
>Smoke Rings
>All the Way
>Send Me Some Lovin'
>Cry Me a River
>Driftin' Blues
>For Sentimental Reasons
>Nothing Can Change This Love
>Little Girl
>These Foolish Things
>Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
>Lost and Lookin'
>Mean Old World
>Please Don't Drive Me Away
>I Lost Everything
>Get Yourself Another Fool
>Little Red Rooster
>Laughin' and Clownin'
>Trouble Blues
>You Gotta Move
>Fool's Paradise
>Shake Rattle and Roll
>Soul Twist/Introduction
>Feel It (Don't Fight It)
>Chain Gang
>Cupid
>It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons
>Twistin' the Night Away
>Somebody Have Mercy
>Bring It on Home to Me
>Nothing Can Change This Love
>Having a Party

Album Notes

Liner Note Authors: Hugo Peretti; Luigi Creatore; Stuart Colman.

Recording information: Harlem Square Club, Miami, FL (01/12/1953); RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/12/1953); RCA VIctor Studios, New York, NY (01/12/1953); RCA Victor's Music Center Of the World, Hollywood, CA (01/12/1953); RCA Victor's Studio A, New York, NY (01/12/1953); RCA Victor's Studio B, New York, NY (01/12/1953); Harlem Square Club, Miami, FL (03/02/1960-02/19/1962); RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, CA (03/02/1960-02/19/1962); RCA VIctor Studios, New York, NY (03/02/1960-02/19/1962); RCA Victor's Music Center Of the World, Hollywood, CA (03/02/1960-02/19/1962); RCA Victor's Studio A, New York, NY (03/02/1960-02/19/1962); RCA Victor's Studio B, New York, NY (03/02/1960-02/19/1962); Harlem Square Club, Miami, FL (08/23/1962-02/25/1963); RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, CA (08/23/1962-02/25/1963); RCA VIctor Studios, New York, NY (08/23/1962-02/25/1963); RCA Victor's Music Center Of the World, Hollywood, CA (08/23/1962-02/25/1963); RCA Victor's Studio A, New York, NY (08/23/1962-02/25/1963); RCA Victor's Studio B, New York, NY (08/23/1962-02/25/1963).

Arranger: Glenn Osser.

When Sam Cooke signed with RCA Records in 1960, he had already had several hits ("You Send Me," "[What A] Wonderful World," and "Only Sixteen" among them) on the small independent label Keen Records. He had paid attention to the business sides of things, too, and he signed with RCA because he was allowed to keep control of his song publishing. His RCA albums, eight of them, were mixed affairs for the most part, often full of covers, but Cooke was never less than charismatic when he sang, and his last two albums, the blues-inflected Night Beat and the dynamic One Night Stand! Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, both of which were released in 1963, are classics by any definition. The final album released during Cooke's lifetime, 1964's fine Ain't That Good News, and all of the recordings made by Cooke in the year leading up to his death, including the magnificent "A Change Is Gonna Come," are controlled by ABKCO Records and are not included in this set. ~ Steve Leggett



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