Tag Archive: Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke – Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke - Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke – Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.35 GB (ISO) + 1.35 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ABKCO | EU | Cat#: 9807446 | Genre: Soul

Some 46 years after his first pop hit, and 39 years after his death, comes only the second attempt at a comprehensive Sam Cooke collection. Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 eclipses RCA’s early-’80s The Man and His Music, going it better in running time but losing some important recordings — “That’s Heaven to Me” and “Soothe Me,” arguably one of Cooke’s most important songs — in the process of summing up his career.Read More

Sam Cooke – Keep Movin’ On (2001) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke - Keep Movin' On (2001) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke – Keep Movin’ On (2001) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.53 GB (ISO) + 1.15 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ABKCO | EU | Cat#: 0602498077061 | Genre: Soul

This 23-song rarities compilation stands in Sam Cooke’s output roughly where the four posthumous LPs released by Otis Redding stand in his catalog, with the major difference that Cooke’s work included far fewer leftovers and sides that were justified simply by being available — he seemed to throw a special effort into almost everything that ever recorded, and that goes double for this disc’s content, which encompasses the final year of his recording career.Read More

Sam Cooke – Tribute To The Lady (1959) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke - Tribute To The Lady (1959) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke – Tribute To The Lady (1959) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.12 GB (ISO) + 563 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ABKCO | EU | Cat#: 0602498074459 | Genre: R&B

Tribute to the Lady is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, released in 1959. It was recorded in tribute to jazz vocalist Billie Holiday, who died later that year. The backing band is the René Hall Orchestra.Read More

Sam Cooke – Ain’t That Good News (1964) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke - Ain't That Good News (1964) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke – Ain’t That Good News (1964) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.35 GB (ISO) + 625 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ABKCO | EU | Cat#: 0602498077078 | Genre: Soul

The last of his studio albums released in his lifetime, Sam Cooke’s Ain’t That Good News offers a lot of superb material, pointing in several directions that, alas, were to go largely unexplored. The central number is, of course, the earth-shattering “A Change Is Gonna Come,” with its soaring gospel sound and the most elaborate production of any song in Cooke’s output.Read More

Sam Cooke – Night Beat (1963) {2009, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke - Night Beat (1963) {2009, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke – Night Beat (1963) {2009, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.36 GB (ISO) + 1.00 GB (FLAC Multichannel) + 647 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 2709 SA | Genre: Soul

Saddled with soaring strings and vocal choruses for maximum crossover potential, Sam Cooke’s solo material often masked the most important part of his genius — his glorious voice — so the odd small-group date earns a special recommendation in his discography. Thankfully, Cooke’s voice took center stage on this admirably low-key session from February 1963, recorded in Los Angeles with a quartet of studio veterans.Read More