Sam Cooke – The Singles Collection


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In 1960 Cooke signed for the RCA-Victor label and it was with his first single release for that label that he scored his first big hit in the UK. This was ‘Chain Gang’, written by Cooke after he saw a real chain gang of prisoners working on a highway while he was on tour. He and his brother Charles felt sorry for them and gave them several cartons of cigarettes. Cooke’s 1961 release ‘Cupid’ was his biggest UK hit so far, reaching number 7 in the charts (although only number 17 in the US). The distinctive sound of the arrow was made by backing vocalists Kenneth and Bobbie Simms who were twins. Sam Cooke’s biggest UK hit came in 1962 with ‘Twistin’ the Night Away’ which reached number 6 in the UK and number 9 in the US. Again penned by Cooke, the song’s inspiration was TV footage of the Peppermint Lounge in New York – where the twist craze originated. Today Cooke is regarded as one of the handful of artists who single-handedly created the soul music genre. So whether you’re ‘Only Sixteen’ or a lot older, then sit back and bask in the ‘Wonderful World’ of Sam Cooke.

Disc 1
1. Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
2. Chain Gang – Sam Cooke
3. Win Your Love for Me – Sam Cooke
4. There, I’ve Said It Again – Sam Cooke
5. Love You Most of All – Sam Cooke
6. One Hour Ahead of the Posse – Sam Cooke
7. Blue Moon – Sam Cooke
8. You Understand Me – Sam Cooke
9. Summertime (Part 1) – Sam Cooke
10. Twistin’ the Night Away – Sam Cooke
11. For Sentimental Reasons – Sam Cooke
12. That’s It, I Quit, I’m Movin’ On – Sam Cooke
13. Lonely Island – Sam Cooke
14. Farewell My Darling – Sam Cooke
15. Only Sixteen – Sam Cooke
16. Desire Me – Sam Cooke
17. I Need You Now – Sam Cooke
18. Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke
Disc 2
1. Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha – Sam Cooke
2. Cupid – Sam Cooke
3. Teenage Sonata – Sam Cooke
4. It’s All Right – Sam Cooke
5. If You Were the Only Girl – Sam Cooke
6. I Fall in Love Everyday – Sam Cooke
7. Happy in Love – Sam Cooke
8. (Don’t Fight It) Feel It – Sam Cooke
9. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke
10. Having a Party – Sam Cooke
11. Sad Mood – Sam Cooke
12. Forever – Sam Cooke
13. Love Me – Sam Cooke
14. One More Time – Sam Cooke
15. I’ll Come Running Back to You – Sam Cooke
16. You Were Made for Me – Sam Cooke
17. You Send Me – Sam Cooke

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Vinyl / 12" Album Coloured Vinyl

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Sam Cooke

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