Sam Cooke records ‘Night Beat’ with Barney Kessell on guitar & Billy Preston on organ (1963)

Sam Cooke’s ‘Night Beat’ is his twelfth studio album recorded on February 22, 23 & 25, 1963 and released in August 1963 By Rca Victor.

Track Listing : 1.Nobody Knows The Trouble I’Ve Seen (Traditional, Sam Cooke) – 03:22 . 2.Lost And Lookin’ (James W. Alexander, Lowell Jordan) – 02:09 . 3.Mean Old World (Sam Cooke) – 03:44 . 4.Please Don’T Drive Me Away (Charles Brown, Jesse Ervin) – 02:12 . 5.I Lost Everything (Ella Tate) – 03:19 . 6.Get Yourself Another Fool (Ernest Monroe Tucker, Frank A. Haywood [6]) – 04:00 . 7.Little Red Rooster (Willie Dixon) – 02:50 . 8.Laughin’ And Clownin’ (Sam Cooke) – 03:34 . 9.Trouble Blues (Charles Brown) – 03:18 . 10.You Gotta Move (Sam Cooke) – 02:35 . 11.Fool’S Paradise (Johnny Fuller, Robert Geddins, David Avid) – 02:32 . 12.Shake, Rattle And Roll (Charles Calhoun) – 03:22

Musicians : Sam Cooke – Vocals . René Hall – Conductor, Guitar . Clifton White – Guitar . Barney Kessell – Guitar . Cliff Hils – Bass Guitar . Sharky Hall – Drums, Tambourine . Hal Blaine – Drums . Ray Johnson – Piano . Billy Preston – Organ

Production : Produced By Hugo & Luigi David Hassinger – Engineer

Package : David Gorman – Package Design . Peter Guralnick – Liner Notes . Michael Hill – Liner Notes . Hugo & Luigi – Original Liner Notes . Robert Palmer – Liner Notes

Recorded On February 22, 23 & 25, 1963 At Rca Victor’S Music Center Of The World.

Released In August 1963 By Rca Victor.

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Jelly
Three tunes are by Cookeand many of the others are familiar from other places, other voices, although you may not remember that when Sam is singing. Only the last tune, “Shake Rattle and Roll,” starts to get uptempo and feels slightly out of place. This is the only one Cooke does not stake his claim on; it still belongs to Big Joe Turner after he’s done. […]

Thought on Tracks
Cooke found himself alone at the bottom, as most doand so Night Beat is a guide to redemption, delivered in a methodically sequenced, soulfully crafted, soothing embrace for the lonely and low. […]

Robert Christgau
Musically, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame charter member Sam Cooke is a stumper. His voice wasn’t just smooth and gritty at the same time, it was infinitely relaxed–for the many who adore it, a sing-the-phone-book voice. […]

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