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8 Classic Albums [Audio CD] Sam Cooke [Box set, Original recording remastered]

Sam Cooke Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Real Gone Music
  • ASIN: B0053Y9AXQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,697 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Includes the following albums - Sam Cooke, Encore Tribute To The Lady, Hit Kit, I Thank God, Cooke's Tour, Hits Of The 50s, Swing Low, Plus Bonus Singles

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4CD set w/8 original LPs & bonus singles! Amazing value. Contains: Sam Cooke, Encore, Tribute To The Lady, I Thank God, Cooke's Tour, Hits Of The 50s & Swing Low.

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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tracks of My Tears (of frustration)! 26 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
Thanks AngryDad for pointing to me to Amazon.com for a complete list of tracks. There are also a couple of helpful reviews there from folk who have heard this bargain release. Here are the tracks ....enjoy!... :-

1. You Send Me
2. The Lonesome Road
3. Tammy
4. Ol' Man River
5. Moonlight In Vermont
6. Canadian Sunset
7. Summertime (Part 1)
8. Around The World
9. Ain't Misbehavin'
10. The Bells Of St Mary's
11. So Long
12. Danny Boy
13. That Lucky Old Sun
14. I'll Come Running Back To You
15. Forever
16. Desire Me
17. Oh Look At Me Now
18. Someday
19. Along The Navaho Trail
20. Running Wild
21. Accentuate The Positive
22. Mary, Mary Lou
23. When I Fall In Love
24. I Cover The Waterfront
25. My Foolish Heart
26. Today I Sing The Blues
27. The Gipsy
28. It's The Talk Of The Town
29. God Bless The Child
30. She's Funny That Way
31. I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues
32. Good Morning, Heartache
33. Ain't Nobody's Bizness (If I Do)
34. Comes Love
35. Lover Girl
36. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
37. Lover Come Back To Me
38. Solitude
39. The Can't Take That Away From Me
40. Crazy In Love With You
41. Only Sixteen
42. All Of My Life
43. Everybody Loves To Cha Cha
44. Blue Moon
45. Win Your Love For Me
46. Lonely Island
47. You Send Me
48. Love You Most Of All
49. For Sentimental Reasons
50. The Little Things You Do
51. Let's Go Steady Again
52. You Were Mad For Me
53. Summertime (Part 2)
54. There I've Said It Again
55. I Thank God
56. That's Heaven To Me
57. Steal Away
58. Deep River
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76 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks like great value 17 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD
I agree that it would be useful if Amazon put the track listings on here, but I've done a bit of digging around online and found the box set on another site (for quite a bit more money) and this is what they say: "Contains the albums 'Sam Cooke', 'Encore', 'Tribute to the Lady', 'Hit Kit', 'I Thank God', 'Cooke's Tour', 'Hits of the 50s', 'Swing Low', plus bonus singles. 118 tracks." On that basis, and given Cooke's status as one of the true greats of soul and gospel, I'd say this must warrant 5 stars, wouldn't you ?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT VALUE FOR A GREAT ARTIST 23 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is one of a series of releases from the Real Gone label, featuring classic artists of the past. Each release typically reissues a handful of what were originally albums by the relevant artist, alongside a smattering of non-album single releases. This one is particularly good value in that it is basically the first 8 albums that Sam Cooke released (on the Keen label and also on RCA). I can only assume that these collections are only possible because they fall under the 50-year 'public domain' - which means that they can be reissued by anyone who has the means to do so, without either the artist's or the label's permission. Whatever, as with all of the 'Real Gone' releases, the sound quality is excellent, and with a voice like Sam Cooke's, can be enjoyed over and over again. Only down side is the lack of an information booklet- or any information at all, but these are such good value at the price that it seems a minor quibble. I would have liked some reproduction of the album covers (maybe those ARE copyrighted?) but all of that can be found on the web after a quick search.
I like these releases a lot, in that they present the tracks in the same running order as the albums would have been, and are basically an instant record collection of great artists of the past, at a fraction of the price of an 'official' boxset collection. Recommended +++++
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 10 Dec 2012
By Kate
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Such a wonderful dreamy selection of songs I could listen to all day. Many are more familiar by other artists, Nat King Cole etc, but Sam Cooke's smooth voice is so easy to listen to you soon forget an association with any other & just wallow in the wonderful melodies.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TRACK LISTINGS 29 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
If you want to see track listings for these series of albums "8 classic ..." try the amazon.com site! For some reason amazon uk can't be bothered to cut and paste them over.
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75 of 89 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars TRACK LISTING PLEASE!!!!!???? 8 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD
It seems that AMAZON want to sell their CD's but they hardly ever bother to provide track lists these days. This is called '8 classic albums plus' but AMAZON say it only consists of ONE CD!!!!! Please, if you want us to buy your product, please make an effort to provide the potential buyer with the info you could get in a shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Middle of the Road but a worthwhile document 14 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD
I agree with the earlier post "Middle of the Road" - this material is definitely MOR and deliberately so, and it is not really representative of Sam Cooke's style or work. If you are a purist, then Cooke's best vocal performances were on his gospel hits on Specialty, before he went pop, or live albums like Live at the Harlem Square Club. For a good selection of his more mainstream work, Man and his Music would be a better album to go for. It includes the three classics June mentions (especially Change is Gonna Come, which is surely one of the greatest songs ever written, and covered by all the soul legends) plus other late hits like That's Where It's At, which shows the direction Cooke was taking, just before his untimely death.

Coming back to this album, it is an interesting document of Cooke's attempt to cross over to a white audience. What is often forgotten about Cooke is that, like Nat King Cole and others, he was at the absolute vanguard of black crossover artists.These songs represent his attempt to sell himself to a white, supper club audience. The same thing was done with Marvin Gaye in his early Motown years, and Aretha Franklin at Columbia, before Atlantic gave her the chance to do her natural thing.

To some extent, Cooke's mainstream work (Cupid, Only Sixteen, etc) was part of the same process. That is why it annoys me when people say that Otis Redding was a greater artist. For me he was riding on the back of the progress made by Cooke and Ray Charles, and by 1966 black artists were able to achieve great commercial success performing in their own natural style. Plus he, and many others, had dome of their early hits covering Sam Cooke songs.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Middle of the road
I have recently re-discovered my love for soul music, particularly sixties soul. I have recently bought albums by Marvin Gaye (fabulous) and Otis Redding and wanted to add to my... Read more
Published 6 months ago by June Doll
5.0 out of 5 stars Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke the man who invented soul, fantastic voice,great value for money set.
recommended to loers of pop as well as soul.
Published 7 months ago by tony richards
3.0 out of 5 stars Sam Cooke
This was purchased as a gift for someone else. I am sure they are more than
happy with this album as it was exactly as requested by them.
Published 7 months ago by valerie warner
3.0 out of 5 stars historic sound - good for collectors and fans
Here are the names of the 8 albums featured here:

Sam Cooke 1957
3 singles 1959
Encore 1958

Tribute to the Lady 1959
Hit Kit 1959... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Joachim Koerner
5.0 out of 5 stars More than I bargained for.
This set completed my collection. Previously I only had 'The best of Sam Cooke' and the Keen discs 'Tribute' and 'Encore'. Read more
Published 9 months ago by A. Flynt
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 Classic Albums [Audio CD] Sam Cooke
Brilliant tracks from a great and underrated artist. Not sure about layout as was bought as a present. Would be nice if albums were laid out across individual discs. Read more
Published 11 months ago by matthew ingate
5.0 out of 5 stars Sam Cooke less than 1 an album - Wow !
Excellent value for the price. All the hits plus lots of covers and standards. A must have for Sam Cooke fans
Published 11 months ago by jayceew
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful singing
Sam Cooke is one of my all time favourites and although there is a lot more easy listening Jazz rather than the Chain Gang music but this does confirm what a beautiful soul voice... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Evil
4.0 out of 5 stars Should be 5 but no liner notes...
I cannot rate this 96 track set less than 4 stars just on the music if it had more info inside the box as a collector I would give it a 5. Read more
Published 18 months ago by C. FULLER
5.0 out of 5 stars Sam Cooke
I rate Sam as the finest soul singer to come out of the USA buy the cd and have a listen there is so much feeling in his voice and some will make the hairs on your neck stand up... Read more
Published 20 months ago by R. Cunningham
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