“The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke” by Sam Cooke - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1960(B-list) Album Chart of the 1960s

TJR says

The single “Wonderful World” was Sam’s parting gift to Keen Records in the springtime of 1960. The label milked it with an attempt at creating this “new” LP released in November 1960. Not to be confused (as it often is) with later compilations, "The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke" (Keen 8-6106) was his 5th and final LP for the soon to be deceased L.A. indie, but was indeed a compilation itself, rounding up sides previously released 1958-1960 with one previously unreleased track – a reworked version of the old Soul Stirrers hit “That’s Heaven To Me”. The album is ruled out of the A-list on the grounds that two of the tracks had already appeared on the “Hit Kit” LP of 1958 (“You Were Made For Me” and “Blue Moon”) and “Summertime” is a reworked version of the track which had appeared on the debut LP back in 1958.

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A1 [02:05] 6.7.png Sam Cooke - Wonderful World (Samuel Cook, Lou Adler, Herb Alpert) Soul
A2 [02:30] 5.2.png Sam Cooke - Desire Me (Bruce Culver) Soul
A3 [02:20] 7.0.png Sam Cooke and Bumps Blackwell Orchestra - Summertime [ballad version] (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) Soul Ballad
A4 [02:04] 5.5.png Sam Cooke - Almost In Your Arms (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) Pop Ballad
A5 [02:52] 6.5.png Sam Cooke - That’s Heaven To Me (Samuel Cook) Soul Ballad
A6 [02:22] 6.8.png Sam Cooke - No One (Can Ever Take Your Place) (Samuel Cook) Soul
B1 [02:35] 5.7.png Sam Cooke - With You (Samuel Cook) Soul Ballad
B2 [02:48] 4.4.png Sam Cooke and Bumps Blackwell and his Orchestra - Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) Pop
B3 [02:09] 4.5.png Sam Cooke - Stealing Kisses (Samuel Cook) Pop
B4 [02:53] 5.2.png Sam Cooke - You Were Made For Me (Samuel Cook) Pop
B5 [01:58] 4.3.png Sam Cooke with Don Balke’s Orchestra - There I’ve Said It Again (Redd Evans, David Mann) Soul Ballad
B6 [02:57] 4.5.png Sam Cooke - I Thank God (Jack Hoffman, Bebe Blake, Elliot Louis) Pop Ballad

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