The Best of Sam Cooke [RCA] [Remaster]

Performers Sam Cooke

RCA | September 27, 2005 | Compact Disc

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RCA/Legacy's 2005 reissue of the 1962 LP The Best of Sam Cooke retains the original 12-song running order and adds three bonus tracks, none of them huge hits: "Win Your Love for Me," "You Were Made for Me," and "Nothing Can Change This Love." The reasoning behind this, according to the back cover, is because: "This Best of Sam Cooke album was the beacon that kept Cooke's most popular songs in the public eye. For a couple of generations this was the first -- and often only -- Sam Cooke album they owned. Although there are more ambitious collections that show Cooke's remarkable range and diversity, this is still the best starting place." Which is all well and good, but Abkco's most recent hit collection, 2003's Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964, not only contains all 12 songs from the original Best Of, but it contains the three bonus tracks on this edition as well. Also, at a generous 30 tracks on a single disc, it's also twice as long. So, all things considered, that's a better bargain and introduction. Nevertheless, as the back cover copy says, this does contain all of the biggest hits, so it's a good, concise overview of and introduction to Sam Cooke at his best. But if given a choice, it's better to go for more Sam Cooke, not less. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 27, 2005

Genre: Soul

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1962

Label Name: RCA

UPC: 828766955026

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The Best of Sam Cooke [RCA] [Remaster]

Performers Sam Cooke

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 27, 2005

Genre: Soul

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1962

Label Name: RCA

UPC: 828766955026


Title Track Time
1.You Send Me --
2.Only Sixteen --
3.Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha --
4.For Sentimental Reasons --
5.Wonderful World --
6.Summertime --
7.Chain Gang --
8.Cupid --
9.Twistin' The Night Away --
10.Sad Mood --
11.Having A Party --
12.Bring It On Home To Me --
13.Nothing Can Change This Love --
14.Win Your Love For Me --
15.You Were Made For Me --

Editorial Notes

RCA/Legacy's 2005 reissue of the 1962 LP The Best of Sam Cooke retains the original 12-song running order and adds three bonus tracks, none of them huge hits: "Win Your Love for Me," "You Were Made for Me," and "Nothing Can Change This Love." The reasoning behind this, according to the back cover, is because: "This Best of Sam Cooke album was the beacon that kept Cooke's most popular songs in the public eye. For a couple of generations this was the first -- and often only -- Sam Cooke album they owned. Although there are more ambitious collections that show Cooke's remarkable range and diversity, this is still the best starting place." Which is all well and good, but Abkco's most recent hit collection, 2003's Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964, not only contains all 12 songs from the original Best Of, but it contains the three bonus tracks on this edition as well. Also, at a generous 30 tracks on a single disc, it's also twice as long. So, all things considered, that's a better bargain and introduction. Nevertheless, as the back cover copy says, this does contain all of the biggest hits, so it's a good, concise overview of and introduction to Sam Cooke at his best. But if given a choice, it's better to go for more Sam Cooke, not less. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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