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    Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers: Sam Cooke, Jesse J. Farley, S. Roy Crain, R.B. Robinson, Paul Foster, T.L. Brewster (vocals). Additional personnel includes: Earl Palmer (leader, drums); Bob King (vocals, guitar); Edgar Blanchard (guitar); Faidest Wagoner, Edward Robinson, Warren Myles, Evelyn Gay (piano); Willie Webb (organ); Frank Fields (bass); L.C. Cook (drums); Loulie Jean Norman, Alicia Adams, Ralph Brewster, Lee Gotch, Marne Nixon, Clark Yocum (background vocals). Principally recorded in Hollywood, New Orleans and Chicago between March 1, 1951 and February 17, 1958. Includes liner notes by Lee Hildebrand. Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California). This is part of Specialty Records' The Legends Of Specialty Series. Personnel: Sam Cooke (vocals); Bob King (vocals, guitar); R.B. Robinson, J.J. Farley, Paul Foster, Roy Crain, SR. (vocals); Edgar Blanchard (guitar); Eddie Robinson, Warren Myles, Faidest Wagoner, Evelyn Gay (piano); Willie Webb (organ, programming); Earl Palmer , I.C. Cook, L.C. Cook (drums); Ralph Brewster, Alicia Adas, Clark Yocum, Lee Gotch, Loulie Jean Norman, Marni Nixon (background vocals). Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino. Liner Note Author: Lee Hildebrand. Recording information: Cosimo Recording studio, New Orleans, LA (03/01/1951-02/16/1955); Master Recorders, Hollywood, CA (03/01/1951-02/16/1955); Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (03/01/1951-02/16/1955); Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL (03/01/1951-02/16/1955). Unknown Contributor Role: Paul Foster. Arrangers: Sam Cooke; Roy Crain, SR. Sam Cooke's pop masterpieces are bred into the very fabric of our culture. "You Send Me," "A Change is Gonna Come," "Chain Gang" and "What a Wonderful World" are the stuff that helped birth rock and roll and inspire artists as diverse as Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, and Ted Hawkins. There are a select few who will say that the real treasures are Cooke's earlier and lesser-known gospel releases. Upon listening to the joyous sounds he made with the seminal Soul Stirrers, it's a viable argument, not to mention a thrilling look at the singer in the process of developing his trademark vocal delivery. Leaping out of the mostly accapella selections here is a young Cooke, his immaculate phrasing and signature "whoa-ooh-oh-oh-oh" already taking formation. It is arguable that the sense of passion and freedom here outstrips that of his pop recordings. Whatever your preferences, this collection is yet another piece of evidence that Sam Cooke was the greatest singer who ever lived.


    UPC 022211700920
    Runtime 66 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre R&B
    Sub Genre Soul
    Label Specialty Records
    Producer Georgia Gillfillan; J.W. Alexander; Art Rupe; Roy Crain; Bumps Blackwell; Billy Vera (Compilation); Billy Vera (Reissue)
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Peace in the Valley
    • 2. It Won't Be Very Long - (CD only)
    • 3. How Far Am I From Canaan?
    • 4. Just Another Day
    • 5. Come and Go to That Land
    • 6. Any Day Now
    • 7. He'll Make a Way - (CD only)
    • 8. Nearer to Thee
    • 9. Be With Me Jesus
    • 10. One More River
    • 11. I'm So Glad (Trouble Don't Last Always)
    • 12. Wonderful
    • 13. Farther Along - (CD only)
    • 14. Touch the Hem of His Garment
    • 15. Jesus Wash Away My Troubles - (CD only)
    • 16. Must Jesus Bear This Cross Alone?
    • 17. That's Heaven to Me - (CD only)
    • 18. Were You There? - (CD only)
    • 19. Mean Old World
    • 20. Lord Remember Me - (CD only)
    • 21. Lovable
    • 22. Forever - (CD only)
    • 23. I'll Come Running Back to You
    • 24. That's All I Need to Know
    • 25. I Don't Want to Cry - (CD only)
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding AAD
    Artists Cooke, Sam

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      Well, how can any music that Sam Cooke sings be anything but great! This CD gets played a hole lot. We love it.

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      I think this is one of the top recordings of all time. If you are a music lover, you do not even have to like Spirituals, to enjoy the beauty, the harmony and the lyrical voices which touch something deep inside of the listener. They need NO instruments. The voices ARE the instruments. Sam Cooke stands by himself as one of the greatest singers and song writers of our time. His heart felt singing on these cuts does indeed stir the soul! Touch The Hem Of His Garmet, a song he wrote on the way to a show, can move one to tears! There are 25 songs and you will find it difficult to pick a favorite. WONDERFUL!!!!!

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    • This is an enjoyable CD. It starts out in the early days with very little musical accompanyment, and works up to more recent recordings, with more orchestration.

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    • The order process was very quick and the delivery was on time for me toenjoy a wonderful gospel CD.

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