Sam Cooke’s ‘Ain’t That Good News’

Sam Cooke’s ‘Ain’t That Good News’ is a studio (and the final to be issued during his lifetime) album released on March 1, 1964 by RCA.

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Track Listing : 1.Ain’T That Good News (Sam Cooke) – 02:30 . 2.Meet Me At Mary’S Place (Sam Cooke) – 02:44 . 3.Good Times (Sam Cooke) – 02:28 . 4.Rome Wasn’T Built In A Day (Sam Cooke, Beverly Prudhomme, Betty Prudhomme) – 02:34 . 5.Another Saturday Night (Sam Cooke) – 02:42 . 6.Tennessee Waltz (Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart) – 03:12 . 7.A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) – 03:13 . 8.Falling In Love (Harold Battiste) – 02:45 . 9.Home (Jeff Clarkson, Harry Clarkson, Peter Van Steeden) – 02:32 . 10.Sittin’ In The Sun (Irving Berlin) – 03:18 . 11.No Second Time (Clifton White) – 03:03 . 12.The Riddle Song (Traditional) – 02:30

Musicians : Chuck Badie – Bass . Buddy Clark – Bass . Ray Pohlman – Bass . Clifford Hils – Bass . Eddie Tilman – Bass . Joseph Gibbons – Banjo . Hal Blaine – Drums . John Boudreaux – Drums . Edward Hall – Drums . Earl Palmer – Drums . Norman Bartold – Guitar . Le Roy Crume – Guitar . Barney Kessel – Guitar . John Pisano – Guitar . Allen Reuss – Guitar . Howard Roberts – Guitar . Clifton White – Guitar . Emil Radocchia – Marimba, Percussion, Tympani . Linwood Mitchell – Percussion . Harold Battiste – Piano . Raymond Johnson – Piano . Lincoln Mayorga – Piano, Celeste . William Hinshaw – French Horn . Jewell Grant – Saxophone . William Green – Saxophone . Plas Johnson – Saxophone . Edgar Redmond – Saxophone . Red Tyler – Saxophone . Milton Bernhart – Trombone . Harry Betts – Trombone . Louis Blackburn – Trombone . John Ewing – Trombone . John Halliburton – Trombone . David Wells – Trombone . Ernest Tack – Trombone . John Anderson – Trumpet . Melvin Lastie – Trumpet . Jesse Ehrlich – Cello . Emmet Sargeant – Cello . Harry Hyams – Viola . Alexander Neiman – Viola . Israel Baker – Violin . Robert Barene – Violin . Arnold Belnick – Violin . John Devoogdt – Violin . William Kurasch – Violin . Irving Lipschultz – Violin . Leonard Malarsky – Violin . Jack Pepper – Violin . Ralph Schaeffer – Violin . Sidney Sharp – Violin . Darrel Terwilliger – Violin . Tibor Zelig – Violin . James Bryant – Backing Vocals . Gwenn Johnson – Backing Vocals . Carol Lombard – Backing Vocals . Robert Tebow – Backing Vocals . George Tipton – Backing Vocals . Jackie Ward – Backing Vocals . The Soul Stirrers – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti . Dave Hassinger – Engineer . René Hall – Arranger . Joe Hooven – Arranger

Package : Wallace Seawell – Cover Photo

Recorded In February And December 1963 And January 1964 At Rca Victor’S Music Center Of The World Studio (Hollywood, California).

Released On March 1, 1964 By Rca Victor Records.

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The Daily Guru
Though “A Change Is Gonna Come” is without question the showstopper moment on the album, the overall record is equally as fantastic, and Sam Cooke shines as bright as ever on what would be his final recording, 1964’s absolutely monumental and indispensable Ain’t That Good News. […]

allmusic
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. […]

finulanu @ RateYourMusic
Oh, and when Sam gets in serious ballad mode, nothing can stop him. NOTHING. Whether he’s singing about a woman he’s falling in love, covering a cheesy Irving Berlin song about money, singing about a breakup, or pouring his heart into one of the all-time great Civil Rights statements … […]

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