Sam Cooke | The RCA Albums Collection | CD Box Set

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Sam Cooke is widely regarded as the first and greatest soul singer, and as one of the most important figures in modern American music. His good looks, personal charisma and golden voice made him a superstar in the 1950s, winning him an unprecedented crossover appeal. Rather than coasting on his commercial success, the multi-talented artist worked to maximize his music's capacity for personal expression and artistic growth.

As lead singer of the Soul Stirrers, Cooke was already an established star on the gospel circuit in the mid-'50s, when he made a daring transition into the secular music world. That risky move paid off. Not only was he immensely popular with both black and white audiences; he also appealed to teenagers as well as their parents. But it was after his 1960 move to the RCA label that Cooke truly came into his own as an artist. At RCA, he recorded a historic series of albums that demonstrated the full range of his diverse talents, showing him to be equally at ease with raw R&B, smooth pop, gritty gospel, bluesy ballads and socially-conscious songcraft.

Although he died in 1964 at the age of 33, Sam Cooke produced a remarkably accomplished body of work in his short life. This box set celebrates that rich musical legacy, collecting eight of his greatest albums, six of which have never before been released on CD in the United States. This collection charts Sam Cooke's remarkable musical evolution, and stands as a powerful testament to his timeless talent.

  • The most complete package to date of Sam Cooke's '60s albums.
  • Six of the eight albums in this set have never been released on CD in the U.S.
  • Each individual album is packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve reproducing that album's original cover art.
  • Includes a stand-alone booklet with photos and discographical information.

Albums included:

  • Cooke's Tour
  • Hits of the 50's
  • Sam Cooke/Swing Low
  • My Kind of Blues
  • Twistin' the Night Away
  • Mr. Soul
  • Night Beat
  • One Night Stand! Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963

 

These songs are arranged by Sam Cooke and published by ABKCO Music, Inc.

1. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (traditional arr. Sam Cooke) 3:07
7. Grandfather's Clock (traditional arr. Sam Cooke) 3:13
8. Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (traditional arr. Sam Cooke) 3:46
9. Long, Long Ago (traditional arr. Sam Cooke) 3:00

      The most complete package to date of Sam Cooke's '60s albums.

      • Six of the eight albums in this set have never been released on CD in the U.S.
      • Each individual album is packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve reproducing that album's original cover art.
      • Includes a stand-alone booklet with photos and discographical information.