Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Sam Cooke - The Complete Keen Years 1957-1960 [2020] (5 x CD's)

 

SAM COOKE

Sam Cooke - The Complete Keen Years 1957-1960 [2020] (5 x CD's)

The Complete Keen Years (1957 – 1960) collects Sam Cooke’s body of work as he began releasing secular albums, stepping away from the Soul Stirrers where he found great success as a gospel singer. Cooke had been releasing and dominating the gospel sales market over the six years previous to “You Send Me” and “Summertime” being released. Within this newly remastered collection are his unique versions of standards alongside performances that showcase his songwriting skills. Sam Cooke defined himself as a voice ahead of his time elevating the sound of soul at the turn of the decade. The Complete Keen Years (1957 – 1960) offers the Sam Cooke aficionado an opportunity to experience all of Cooke’s Keen album and single tracks for a comprehensive overview of his time at the label. The 5-CD set includes the content of his five originally released Keen LP's plus multiple bonus tracks, a total of 65 tracks in all. Also included in this box are rare photographs and ephemera from the Keen archives, expanded extensive session information alongside voluminous, insightful liner notes by writer Michael Corcoran.

What a fantastic and timely release. It’s great to get all of Sams Keen masters together in top sound quality for the first time. The CD's look gorgeous with the original Keen labels. Any self respecting Cooke aficionado should treat themselves to this essential release as they know they deserve it.  (Amazon)

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Track lists


CD1

01 Sam Cooke You Send Me 2:45

02 Sam Cooke The Lonesome Road 2:34

03 Sam Cooke Tammy 3:33

04 Sam Cooke Ol' Man River 2:40

05 Sam Cooke Moonlight in Vermont 2:42

06 Sam Cooke Canadian Sunset 2:58

07 Sam Cooke Summertime (Part 2) 2:28

08 Sam Cooke Around the World 2:01

09 Sam Cooke Ain't Misbehavin' 2:01

10 Sam Cooke The Bells of St. Mary's 2:19

11 Sam Cooke So Long 2:40

12 Sam Cooke Danny Boy 2:49

13 Sam Cooke That Lucky Old Sun 2:24


CD2

01 Sam Cooke Oh, Look at Me Now 1:55

02 Sam Cooke Someday 2:16

03 Sam Cooke Along the Navajo Trail 3:07

04 Sam Cooke Running Wild 1:27

05 Sam Cooke Accentuate the Positive 3:24

06 Sam Cooke Mary, Mary Lou 2:48

07 Sam Cooke When I Fall in Love 2:45

08 Sam Cooke I Cover the Waterfront 2:15

09 Sam Cooke My Foolish Heart 2:21

10 Sam Cooke Today I Sing the Blues 3:23

11 Sam Cooke The Gypsy 2:33

12 Sam Cooke It's the Talk of the Town 3:12


CD3

01 Sam Cooke God Bless the Child 2:37

02 Sam Cooke She's Funny That Way 1:53

03 Sam Cooke I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues 2:34

04 Sam Cooke Good Morning Heartache 2:08

05 Sam Cooke T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do 2:27

06 Sam Cooke Comes Love 2:30

07 Sam Cooke Lover Girl 2:29

08 Sam Cooke Let's Call the Whole Thing Off 2:23

09 Sam Cooke Lover Come Back to Me 2:13

10 Sam Cooke Solitude 2:25

11 Sam Cooke They Can't Take That Away From Me 2:32

12 Sam Cooke Crazy She Calls Me 2:37

13 Sam Cooke God Bless the Child 2:39

14 Sam Cooke She's Funny That Way 1:53

15 Sam Cooke I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues 2:35

16 Sam Cooke Good Morning Heartache 2:09

17 Sam Cooke Ain't Nobodys Bizness If I Do 2:28

18 Sam Cooke Comes Love 2:31

19 Sam Cooke Lover Girl 2:29

20 Sam Cooke Let's Call the Whole Thing Off 2:23

21 Sam Cooke Lover Come Back to Me 2:14

22 Sam Cooke Solitude 2:25

23 Sam Cooke They Can't Take That Away From Me 2:32

24 Sam Cooke Crazy She Calls Me 2:36


CD4

01 Sam Cooke Only Sixteen 2:04

02 Sam Cooke All of My Life 2:24

03 Sam Cooke Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha 2:43

04 Sam Cooke Blue Moon 2:51

05 Sam Cooke Win Your Love for Me 2:48

06 Sam Cooke Lonely Island 2:33

07 Sam Cooke You Send Me 2:46

08 Sam Cooke Love You Most of All 2:18

09 Sam Cooke (I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons 2:40

10 Sam Cooke Little Things You Do 2:16

11 Sam Cooke Let's Go Steady Again 2:33

12 Sam Cooke You Were Made for Me 2:56

13 Sam Cooke Lonely Island 2:33

14 Sam Cooke Win Your Love for Me 2:51

15 Sam Cooke Almost in Your Arms 2:04

16 Sam Cooke Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha 2:44

17 Sam Cooke Little Things You Do 2:16

18 Sam Cooke Only Sixteen 2:16

19 Sam Cooke Let's Go Steady Again 2:33

20 Sam Cooke With You 2:39

21 Sam Cooke Ee-I-Ee-I-Oh A/K/A Ee-Yi-Ee-Yi-Oh 2:35


CD5

01 Sam Cooke Wonderful World 2:08

02 Sam Cooke Desire Me 2:32

03 Sam Cooke Summertime 2:23

04 Sam Cooke Almost in Your Arms Love Song From Houseboat 2:06

05 Sam Cooke When a Boy Falls in Love 2:54

06 Sam Cooke No One Can Ever Take Your Place 2:25

07 Sam Cooke With You 2:39

08 Sam Cooke Blue Moon 2:50

09 Sam Cooke Stealing Kisses 2:12

10 Sam Cooke You Were Made for Me 2:56

11 Sam Cooke There I've Said it Again 2:01

12 Sam Cooke I Thank God 3:00

13 Sam Cooke Steal Away 2:17

14 Sam Cooke Deep River 2:52

15 Sam Cooke One Hour Ahead of the Posse 2:50

16 Sam Cooke Ee-Yi-Ee-Yi-Oh 2:36

17 Sam Cooke So Glamorous 2:23

18 Sam Cooke Steal Away 2:30

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18 comments:

  1. Tengo que reconocer que sus aportaciones son de más valor de lo que creía. Muchas gracias

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    1. Hi Dj DiegoMC,
      I appreciate you comment. Thank you.
      Have a great day.

      Cheers.

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  2. Thanks for sharing BB, it's another great box. Great!

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    1. This is a great box set Patrick.
      Opening with y"You Send Me" ... Wow!

      Cheers.

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  3. One of The Greatest artists of all times. Thank you BB.

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    1. Hi StoneRose,
      Agreed, and his voice is so wonderful.

      Cheers.

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  4. I think this set is like a pre-Christmas gift for me.
    Thanks BB [again]
    Cheers

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    1. Hi Manolis,
      You are welcome. So happy you like this post.

      Cheers.

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  5. Thanks
    A great set from the man that invented Soul.

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  6. I love Sam Cooke. A very great artist who put the foundations of Soul Music. Thanks a lot.

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    1. Hi racati,
      Join the club. These albums are a great set to have.

      Cheers.

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  7. Fanntastic collection BB. Thanks so much.

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  8. This is the singer that Rod Stewart wanted to be; an ambition that he shared with hundreds of others, if not thousands. If Sam had stopped recording with You Send Me, he'd still be an immortal. Jesus, what a voice!

    Thanks, Butter.

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    1. Thanks slr in tx.
      It is a great song and what a way to start of this set. What a voice.

      Cheers.

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