RELEASE
November 22, 2011
LABEL
Sony Music
GENRES
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Early R&B, Gospel, Black Gospel

Album Review

When Sam Cooke signed with RCA Records in 1960, he had already had several hits ("You Send Me," "[What A] Wonderful World," and "Only Sixteen" among them) on the small independent label Keen Records. He had paid attention to the business sides of things, too, and he signed with RCA because he was allowed to keep control of his song publishing. His RCA albums, eight of them, were mixed affairs for the most part, often full of covers, but Cooke was never less than charismatic when he sang, and his last two albums, the blues-inflected Night Beat and the dynamic One Night Stand! Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, both of which were released in 1963, are classics by any definition. The final album released during Cooke's lifetime, 1964's fine Ain't That Good News, and all of the recordings made by Cooke in the year leading up to his death, including the magnificent "A Change Is Gonna Come," are controlled by ABKCO Records and are not included in this set.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Far Away Placeshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Under Paris Skieshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Bali Ha'ihttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. The Coffee Song (They've Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Arrivederci, Roma [Goodbye to Rome]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. London by Nighthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Jamaica Farewellhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Galway Bayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Sweet Leilanihttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. The Japanese Farewell Songhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. The House I Live Inhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Hey Therehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Mona Lisahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Too Younghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. The Great Pretenderhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. You, You, Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Unchained Melodyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. The Wayward Windhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Secret Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. The Song from Moulin Rougehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. I'm Walking Behind Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Cryhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Venushttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Swing Low, Sweet Chariothttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. I'm Just a Country Boyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. They Call the Wind Mariahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Twilight on the Trailhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. If I Had Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Chain Ganghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Grandfather's Clockhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hairhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. Long, Long Agohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. Prayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. You Belong to Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. Goin' Homehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. Don't Get Around Much Anymorehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  38. Little Girl Bluehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  39. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Outhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  40. Out in the Cold Againhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  41. But Not for Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  42. Exactly Like Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  43. I'm Just a Lucky So and Sohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  44. Since I Met You Babyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  45. Baby, Won't You Please Come Homehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  46. Trouble in Mindhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  47. You're Always on My Mindhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  48. The Song Is Endedhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  49. Twistin' the Night Awayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  50. Sugar Dumplinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  51. Twistin' in the Kitchen with Dinahhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  52. Somebody's Gonna Miss Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  53. A Whole Lotta Womanhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  54. The Twisthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  55. Twistin' in the Old Town Tonighthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  56. Movin' and a-Groovin'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  57. Camptown Twisthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  58. Somebody Have Mercyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  59. Soothe Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  60. That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' Onhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  61. I Wish You Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  62. Willow Weep for Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  63. Chains of Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  64. Smoke Ringshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  65. All the Wayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  66. Send Me Some Lovin'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  67. Cry Me a Riverhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  68. Driftin' Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  69. For Sentimental Reasonshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  70. Nothing Can Change This Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  71. Little Girlhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  72. These Foolish Thingshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  73. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  74. Lost and Lookin'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  75. Mean Old Worldhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  76. Please Don't Drive Me Awayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  77. I Lost Everythinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  78. Get Yourself Another Foolhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  79. Little Red Roosterhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  80. Laughin' and Clownin'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  81. Trouble Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  82. You Gotta Movehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  83. Fool's Paradisehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  84. Shake Rattle and Rollhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  85. Soul Twist/Introduction [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  86. Feel It (Don't Fight It) [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  87. Chain Gang [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  88. Cupid [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  89. It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  90. Twistin' the Night Away [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  91. Somebody Have Mercy [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  92. Bring It on Home to Me [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  93. Nothing Can Change This Love [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  94. Having a Party [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rca-albums-collection/id860676017?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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