Sam Cooke - The Rhythm and The Blues
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Sam Cooke - The Rhythm and The Blues

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    Personnel includes: Sam Cooke (vocals); Horace Ott, Sammy Lowe (conductors); Rene Hall (conductor, guitar); Clifton "Clif" White, Barney Kessel (guitar); Raymond Johnson (piano); Billy Preston (organ); Clifford Hils (bass); Edward "Sharky" Hall, Hal Bl......more

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Artist: Cooke, Sam
Personnel includes: Sam Cooke (vocals); Horace Ott, Sammy Lowe (conductors); Rene Hall (conductor, guitar); Clifton "Clif" White, Barney Kessel (guitar); Raymond Johnson (piano); Billy Preston (organ); Clifford Hils (bass); Edward "Sharky" Hall, Hal Blaine (drums). Compilation producer: Paul Williams. Recorded between May 19, 1961 and February 25, 1963. Includes liner notes by Cliff White. All tracks have been digitally remastered. It has been said that Sam Cooke never sang a false note. Though the statement is probably only popular myth, there is no evidence of misstep on any recording he left behind. THE RHYTHM AND THE BLUES collects many of the singer's lesser known forays in the smooth, dark hues of R&B. Fans of Cooke's gospel beginnings or his pop breakthroughs will undoubtedly treasure this collection of late night crooners. Whatever he sang, Cooke's execution was one of smooth control, masterful diction and immaculate phrasing. The seductive "Fool's Paradise," "Please Don't Drive Me Away," and "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" illuminate the fact that Cooke's skills as an interpreter were equal to his own songwriting prowess. Culling tracks from various blues albums Cooke recorded in the early '60s, this collection benefits greatly from careful mastering. By muting the whitewashed string sections that often marred his albums, Cooke's mellifluous voice is allowed the slip through without competition.
See Also:
His Earliest Recordings, Sam Cooke at the Copa, Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964, Night Beat, The Man Who Invented Soul, Keep Movin' On
See Influences:
Sammy Davis, Jr., Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, Pilgrim Travelers, Billy Eckstine, Billie Holiday, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nat King Cole, L.C. Cooke, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Willie Mae Ford Smith
See Contemporaries:
Johnny Hartman, Lou Rawls, Jackie Wilson, James Carr, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Dinah Washington, The Impressions, Curtis Mayfield, Walter Jackson, The Platters, Arthur Conley, Johnny Ace (Piano), Lloyd Price, Little Willie John, Solomon Burke, Chuck Jackson, Nat King Cole, The Staple Singers, Otis Redding, Mahalia Jackson, The Soul Stirrers, The Drifters (US), Bobby Womack, Don Covay, Brook Benton, Johnnie Taylor, Hank Ballard, Major Lance, Clyde McPhatter, Mavis Staples
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Get Yourself Another Fool
  2. 2 Driftin' Blues
  3. 3 Fool's Paradise
  4. 4 Smoke Rings
  5. 5 Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  6. 6 Please Don't Drive Me Away
  7. 7 Nothing Can Change This Love
  8. 8 But Not For Me
  9. 9 Don't Get Around Much Any More
  10. 10 Trouble In Mind
  11. 11 Little Girl Blue
  12. 12 I Lost Everything
  13. 13 Chains of Love
  14. 14 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  15. 15 Since I Met You Baby
  16. 16 Cry Me a River
  17. 17 Trouble Blues
  18. 18 Little Red Rooster
  19. 19 Out In the Cold Again
  20. 20 One More Time
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Number of Discs:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
SPARS Coding:
58 : 24
Guest Artist:
Barney Kessel; Hal Blaine; Billy Preston
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