Sam Cooke’s ‘Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963’

Sam Cooke‘s ‘Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963’ is his second live album recorded on January 12, 1963 and released in June 1985 by RCA.

Track Listing : 1.Feel It (Sam Cooke) – 03:46 . 2.Chain Gang (Sam Cooke) – 03:11 . 3.Cupid (Sam Cooke) – 02:46 . 4.Medley: It’S All Right/For Sentimental Reasons (William Best / Sam Cooke) – 05:11 . 5.Twistin’ The Night Away (Sam Cooke) – 04:19 . 6.Somebody Have Mercy (Sam Cooke) – 04:45 . 7.Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke) – 05:37 . 8.Nothing Can Change This Love (Sam Cooke) – 03:45 . 9.Having A Party (Sam Cooke) – 04:09

Musicians : Sam Cooke – Vocals . Clifton White – Guitar . Cornell Dupree – Guitar . Jimmy Lewis – Bass Guitar . Albert “June” Gardner – Drums . George Stubbs – Piano . King Curtis – Saxophone . Tate Houston – Saxophone

Package : David Gorman – Package Design . Paul Guralnick – Liner Notes . Peter Guralnick – Liner Notes

Recorded On January 12, 1963 At Harlem Square Club (Miami, Florida).

Released In June 1985 By Rca.

(Source Sam Cooke‘s ‘Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963’ | Sam Cooke @ Wikipedia)

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NPR
A Night Out With Sam Cooke: ‘Harlem Square’ Turns 50 The fact is, when he was out on the road, he was playing to a predominantly, almost exclusively black audience. And he was doing a different kind of show — a much more down-home, down-to-earth, gut-bucket kind of show than what he would do for his pop audience. […]

The Current
Sam Cooke Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963 is an essential soul recording, the greatest live album in history and, most importantly, my favorite record. Sam Cooke is the King of Soul, but a legacy built purely on his studio records would belittle his incomparable talent as a performer. […]

Robert Christgau
Mythmakers claim this is the real inventor of soul, which the crossover-conscious icon would have denied. But it’s an impressive document whose rousing climax suggests what might have ensued if he hadn’t died two years later […]

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