The Sam Cooke Thread*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I thought that when I saw this too. Aretha was really good at the start of her career.
  2. Tribute

    Tribute Senior Member

    I saw Aretha perform at a private birthday party (she did an entire set) in her very last years of performing. She was phenomenal then too.
  3. bbdylnwrtprpgndasongs

    bbdylnwrtprpgndasongs New Member

    I want to buy one or the other. Wonder if anyone can vouch for the EU '85 pressing or advise to hold off for a US original?
  4. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Senior Member

    Cape Cod, MA
    Sam was in the soundtrack of my junior-senior high school years, but when folk, Dylan, and The Beatles came along I lost track of him. A relatively new friend in my life mentioned how much he liked Sam Cooke so Mr. Cooke has recently returned to the soundtrack of my very senior years. The songs were still in me all those decades later.
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  5. WhatDoIKnow

    WhatDoIKnow I never got over it, I got used to it

    Not an expert but Piero Mannucci, the engineer who cut the Italian pressing, is considered one hell of a cutting engineer. A search of the forum for his name should bring up some interesting information.
    Let us know which one you decide to buy and if you're happy with it!
  6. Matt Van Riper

    Matt Van Riper Active Member

    If anyone is interested, I found the complete Shake LP in mono from oldschoolmusicjunkie on YouTube. So happy to have A Change is Gonna Come.

  7. smallworld

    smallworld Forum Resident

    Did the channel owner swap the audio out because that track is in stereo. Ditto "Shake."
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  8. Matt Van Riper

    Matt Van Riper Active Member

    I asked and he said the way it uploaded came out stereo, but was a mono recording. I’ve heard some really bad recordings and thought that sounded really nice. If anyone has a mono recording of change could they please upload it? Thanks!
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  9. granola

    granola Forum Resident

    Santa Cruz, CA
    Released September 2, Mel Carter's first album, When A Boy Falls In Love, is now available on CD (debut) and LP (reissue).

    Carter's album was produced by Sam Cooke and J.W. Alexander, and was originally issued on their Derby Records label in 1963.

    CD and digital releases include two bonus tracks ("When A Boy Falls In Love (Single Version)" and "So Wonderful (Single Version)").

    Mel Carter - When A Boy Falls In Love

  10. OnTheRoad

    OnTheRoad Not of this world

    This cracks me up !

    Not the Silver Beetles but the Brown Beetles, an all Black R&B group ?!!!!!!:laugh:

    First time I've ever heard such a thing.

    That's GREAT !!!!! :edthumbs:.

    I buy every different Sam Cooke cd I find that's reasonably priced. Always listening for variations and mono/stereo. Just found one with a few songs I hadn't previously had. The Unforgettable Sam Cooke, Canadian pressing cd from 1987 on RCA Special Products at Goodwill for 89 cents. Can't beat that with a stick!
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2022
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  11. Tribute

    Tribute Senior Member

    Was that 89 cents Canadian? That would be even better.
  12. OnTheRoad

    OnTheRoad Not of this world

    Damn near giving them away.

    Double edged sword. It's sad that others completely devalue something in their world...but wonderful that I can pick up treasured items for a song that are just throwaways.

    US, strong coinage, but cashiers often take Canadian coins because they're so similar in appearance and size.
  13. Recordfan

    Recordfan Misfit Among Misfits

    I asked the owner of a local record store if he had any Sam Cooke-he said that he didn't carry any-his clientele wouldn't buy it. Sad!
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  14. Tribute

    Tribute Senior Member

    Most of the best sam cooke is out of print, but look on-line.
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  15. WMTC

    WMTC Forum Resident

    Wow. Very, very sad! Sam Cooke is up there with the best!
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  16. djej

    djej Forum Resident

    Picked up the Gold Standard 45 tonight of Wonderful World / Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha.

    Longtime Cooke fan. Just randomly ran across the gold standard 45 and for $3 and remembered the series from this thread being highly regarded.
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