The Original Sam Cooke Albums

 

 

Ain't That Good News 

Label: CD: Abkco 98992 on CD, Universal 9907707 (EU)

LP: RCA 2899 (RCA Victor 2899 seems to be a promo). RCA SF 7635 UK. RD 7635 (UK 2nd Issue ??). RCA RPL 2149 (I sae this listed for $150 but am not sure why it is so expensive)

It was re-released on CD in 2003. I also saw a Brunswick 2498077078 from Germany but cannot confirm this one yet.

Tracks: Ain't That Good News / Meet Me At Mary's Place / Good Times / Rome Wasn't Built In A Day / Another Saturday Night / Tennessee Waltz / A Change Is Gonna Come / Falling In Love / Home / Sittin' In The Sun / No Second Time / The Riddle Song

Producers: Hugo & Luigi

Recorded at RCA Victor's Musaic Center of the World, Hollywood, California, USA.

Recording Engineer: Dave Hassinger

Sale: At Amazon for $11,98, Always try Gemm


 

At The Copa 

Label:  * RCA (Victor) (LSP) 2970, LP USA * ABKCO CD 29720, 1987 CD * Polygram 2970 * RCA Anl1-2658 (re-issue) * RCA RD/SF 7674, 1965 LP UK * Polygram 9970, HYBRID CD (not case), June 17 2003

Tracks: Opening Introduction /  The Best Things In Life Are Free / Bill Bailey / Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out / Frankie And Johnny / Try A Little Tenderness / I Love You For Sentimental Reasons / You Send Me / If I Had A Hammer / When I Fall In Love / Twistin' The Night Away / This Little Light Of Mine / Blowin' In The Wind / Tennessee Waltz

Musicians: Cliff White - guitar / Bobby Womack - guitar / June Gardner - drums / Harper Cosby - bass / Sticks Evaans - percussion / Joe Mele´s Copacabana band

Conducted by Rene Hall.

Recorded Live in New York City, July 8, 1964.

Specials: The CD has an interview with Sam Cooke by Don Paulsen from Rhythm and Blues Magazine. On this page you can also read some reviews.

Sale: At Amazon.com for $18,98 (also used)  


 

Cookes Tour

Label: RCA 2236 (1960), RCA 2221, RCA RD27190 / SF5076, (UK 1961)

Songs: 1. Far Away Places / 2. Under Paris Skies / 3. South Of The Border / 4. Bali Ha'i / 5. The Coffee Song / 6. Arrivederci, Roma / 7. London By Night / 8. Jamaica Farewell / 9. Galway Bay / 10. Sweet Leilani / 11. Japanese Farewell Song / 12. The House I Live In

Sale: I Am Willing To Make A Copy: E-mail me.


 

Encore

Label: Keen 2003 (LP and CD), HMV CLP1273, ACKGET8052 (Label unknown, apparently it's a 180 grams LP.

Songs: 1. Oh, Look At Me Now / 2. Someday / 3. Along The Navaho Trail / 4. Running Wild / 5. Accentuate The Positive / 6. Mary, Mary Lou / 7. When I Fall In Love / 8. I Cover The Waterfront / 9. My Foolish Heart / 10. Today I Sing The Blues / 11. The Gipsy / 12. It's The Talk Of The Town 

Produced by Bumps Blackwell

Artists: Bumps Blackwell Orchestra

Information: Includes article by Lou Adler, front pictures made by Sam Wu

Sale: I can make a copy, e-mail me for more information, always try Gemm

Read the inside text HERE., also for the inside pictures


 

Hits of the 50's

Label: RCA LPM- 2236 (August 1960), RCA Victor 2236 (Canada), RCA RD 27215 / SF 5098, (UK 1961), Musicrama CD (1997)

Songs: 1. Hey There / 2. Mona Lisa / 3. Too Young / 4. The Great Pretender / 5. You, You, You / 6. Unchained Melody / 7. The Wayward Wind / 8. Secret Love / 9. The Song From The Moulin Rouge / 10. I'm Walking Behind You / 11. Cry / 12. Venus

Sale: For thise interested I can make a copy of this CD, E-mail me for more information

Album Info: The backside contains a small essay by Hugo & Luigi and three pictures


  

Live At The Harlem Square Club

Label: RCA 5181 (1963, CD 1985), re-release RCA/LEGACY 82876 69552 2 (2005)

Page includes. Tracklisting, trivia, liner notes and alternative fronts.

 

 

 


 

Mr. Soul

Label: RCA 2673, LP, 1963 / RCA RD/SF 7539 (UK 1963)

Songs: 1. I Wish You Love / 2. Willow Weep For Me / 3. Chains Of Love / 4. Smoke Rings / 5. All The Way / 6. Send Me Some Lovin' / 7. Cry Me A River / 8. Driftin' Blues / 9. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / 10. Nothing Can Change This Love / 11. Little Girl / 12. These Foolish Things

Sale: I can make a copy on CD for those interested, e-mail me for more information. Also try Gemm

Album Info. On the backside is a small story by Hugo and Luigi and 1 photograph.


 

My Kind Of Blues

Label: RCA 2392, RCA RD/SF 7539 (UK 1963), RCA 27245 (LP)

Songs: 1. Don't Get Around Much Anymore / 2. Little Girl Blue / 3. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out / 4. Out In The Cold Again / 5. But Not For Me / 6. Exactly Like You / 7. I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So / 8. Since I Met You Baby / 9. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home / 10. Trouble In Mind / 11. You're Always On My Mind / 12. The Song Is Ended

Sale: I can make a copy, e-mail me for more information.

Read the backside text here, with a drawing


 

Night Beat  

Label: RCA LPM/LSP 2709 (original release), RCA 2148 (Japanese Import LP), RCA 680982 (re-release in 2001), Abkco 11242 (1996), Polydor (Japan), RCA NL1-627975 (Netherlands), RD 7583, BVM 31084, RCA 67605

Songs: 1. Lost And Lookin' / 2. Mean Old World / 3. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen / 4. Please Don't Drive Me Away / 5. I Lost Everything / 6. Get Yourself Another Fool / 7. Little Red Rooster / 8. Laughin' And Clownin' / 9. Trouble Blues / 10. You Gotta Move / 11. Fool's Paradise / 12. Shake Rattle And Roll

Personnel: Sam Cooke (vocals); Rene Hall (conductor); Clif White, Barney Kessell (guitar); Raymond Johnson (piano); Billy Preston (organ); Edward Hall (bass, drums); Clifford Hills (bass); Hal Blaine (drums).

Producers: Hugo & Luigi. Reissue producer: Paul Williams.

Recorded in February 1963. Includes liner notes by Michael Hill.

Digitally remastered by Bill Lacey (Digital Sound & Picture, New York, New York).

Special Features    The re-release on CD (different front than shown here) has an article by Robert Palmer in the booklet and one picture of Clif White and Rene Hall.

Sale: At Amazon.com for $17,98, also at Gemm


Sam Cooke

Label: Keen 2001 (1957 LP)

Songs: 1. You Send Me / 2. The Lonesome Road / 3. Tammy / 4. Ol' Man River / 5. Moonlight In Vermont / 6. Canadian Sunset / 7. Summertime / 8. Around The World / 9. Ain't Misbehavin' / 10. The Bells Of St. Mary's / 11. So Long / 12. Danny Boy / 13. That Lucky Old Sun

Information: Charted at #16, stayed there for 2 weeks

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Shake 

Label: RCA 3367 (1965), RCA RD 7730 (UK), Haishan 429 (Taiwan)

Songs: 1. Shake / 2. Yeah Man / 3. Win Your Love For Me / 4. Love You Most Of All / 5. Meet Me At Mary's Place / 6. It's Got The Whole World Shakin' / 7. A Change Is Gonna Come / 8. I'm In The Mood For Love / 9. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You / 10. Comes Love / 11. I'm Just A Country Boy / 12. Ease My Troublin' Mind

Sale: I have this album and am willing to make a copy, interested? E-mail me.


Swing Low

Label: RCA 2293 (1961)

Songs: 1. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / 2. I'm Just A Country Boy / 3. They Call The Wind Mariah / 4. Twilight On The Trail / 5. If I Had You / 6. Chain Gang / 7. Grandfather's Clock / 8. I Dream of Jeanie with the long Brown Hair  / 9. Pray /  10. Long, Long Ago / 11. You Belong To Me / 12. Goin' Home

Sale: I have this album and am willing to make a copy, interested? E-mail me.


Tribute To The Lady

Label: Keen 2004 (1959), re-released on CD.

Songs: 1. God Bless The Child / 2. She's Funny That Way / 3. I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues / 4. Good Morning, Heartache / 5. 'T Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do / 6. Comes Love / 7. Lover Girl / 8. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off / 9. Lover Come Back To Me / 10. Solitude / 11. They Can't Take That Away From Me / 12. Crazy In Love With You

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Try A Little Love

Label: RCA 3435 (1965), RCA RD/SF 7764 (1966 UK)

Songs: 1. Don't Cry / 2. Bridge Of Tears / 3. I Fall In Love Every Day / 4. You're Always On My Mind / 5. Theme From Houseboat (Almost In Your Arms) / 6. When A Boy Falls In Love / 7. To Each His Own / 8. Tammy / 9. The Gypsy / 10. Little Things You Do / 11. You Send Me


 

Twisting The Night Away

Label: RCA Victor LSP-2555, (1962), RCA RD 27263 / SF 7764, United Kingdom. Also on Premier Label 1012 from 1982. There is a difference in versions of Sugar Dumpling on the American and British versions.

Songs: Twistin' The Night Away / Sugar Dumpling / Twistin' in the Kitchen / Somebody Gonna Miss Me / Whole Lotta Woman / Twist / Twistin' In The Old Town / Movin' And A Grovin' / Camptown Twist / Somebody Have Mercy / Soothe Me / That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On

Produced by Hugo & Luigi, Recorded in Hollywood, California. Engineer: Al Schmitt

Arranged and Conducted by Rene Hall

Album info: There a text by Hugo & Luigi on the back.

Sale: E-mail me for a copy or check Gemm