“Hit Kit” by Sam Cooke - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1959Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

The second Sam Cooke album of 1959 rounds up 11 single sides from 1957-1959, with a reworked version of “Lonely Island” representing the only previously unreleased offering. Repeats “You Send Me” from the 1958 debut LP, but apart from that all tracks were new to his album discography thus far. Of all his solo albums to date, this is the one which is most firmly stamped with his own personality - it’s no coincidence that an unprecedented 6 of the 12 tracks are originals. “Win Your Love (For Me)” at last shows some signs of the great potential that had previously been shown when he was a singer with The Soul Stirrers. It was penned by his brother, L.C., and seems to find a great new sound – soulful pop with an R n B groove. You’re onto something here Sammy boy…

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A1 [02:01] 5.5.png Sam Cooke - Only Sixteen (Samuel Cook) Pop
A2 [02:22] 5.8.png Sam Cooke - All Of My Life (Herb Alpert, Lou Adler) Pop Ballad
A3 [02:41] 6.3.png Sam Cooke - Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha (Samuel Cook) Pop
A4 [02:48] 4.4.png Sam Cooke and Bumps Blackwell and his Orchestra - Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) Pop
A5 [02:45] 7.8.png Sam Cooke - Win Your Love (For Me) (L.C. Cook) Soul
A6 [02:30] 6.5.png Sam Cooke - Lonely Island (Eden Ahbaz) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:43] 6.9.png Sam Cooke and Bumps Blackwell Orchestra - You Send Me (Samuel Cook) Soul Ballad
B2 [02:17] 6.2.png Sam Cooke and Bumps Blackwell and his Orchestra - Love You Most Of All (Samuel Cook) Pop
B3 [02:37] 5.5.png Sam Cooke - (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (Deek Watson, William Best) Pop Ballad
B4 [02:13] 6.6.png Sam Cooke - Little Things You Do (James Woody Alexander) Pop Ballad
B5 [02:30] 5.6.png Sam Cooke - Let’s Go Steady Again (James Woody Alexander) Soul Ballad
B6 [02:53] 5.2.png Sam Cooke - You Were Made For Me (Samuel Cook) Pop

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