Genre: R&B
Label: Abkco
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Sam Cooke The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke Import LP

Sam Cooke

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Heavyweight Vinyl Import LP!

Sam Cooke's voice had become the dominant force in the gospel sales prior to the release of "You Send Me" and 'Summertime". He was destined to become a major force in pop just as he had been in gospel. While this newly remastered collection of LP releases includes standards and hits that had been associated with artists who came before Sam Cooke, Sam's fresh approach made the repertoire his own and helped shape his own songwriting skills in a very tangible way. Within this period, Sam Cooke defined himself as a voice ahead of his time.

Cooke's fifth album from this prolific time, The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke, contains the original hit recording of "(What A) Wonderful World" from his last session for Keen. Sam Cooke found his voice not by imitating popular singers but, rather, by his own singular interpretations of songs made notable by others.


  • Heavyweight Vinyl
  • Remastered From Original Archives
  • Mastering by Joe Yannece
  • Tape Transfers by Teri Landi at ABKCO Studio & Rick Essig at Master Cutting Room
  • Lacquers cut by Carl Rowatti, Trutone Mastering
  • Original track-listings and artwork
  • Import
  • Made in the EU


Side 1:

  1. (What A) Wonderful World
  2. Desire Me
  3. Summertime (Part 2)
  4. Almost In Your Arms (Love Song From "Houseboat")
  5. That's Heaven To Me
  6. No One (Can Ever Take Your Place)

Side 2:

  1. With You
  2. Blue Moon
  3. Stealing Kisses
  4. You Were Made For Me
  5. There I've Said It Again
  6. I Thank God

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