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Personal Data:

Born: 22.01.1931 (Chicago, Illinois, USA, as Samuel Cook)
Died: 11.12.1964 (shot dead in a hotel)
COOKE Sam (photo)


1951 The Soul Stirrers

Albums Discography:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Two Sides Of Sam Cooke1957 Speciality
2.Sam Cooke2/1958 Keen
3.Encore11/1958 Keen
4.Tribute to the Lady - Billie Holiday1959 Brunswick
5.Cooke's Tour1960 RCA
6.The One & Only1960 RCA
7.Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke1960 Keen
8.Hits Of The 50's8/1960 RCA
9.Golden Sound1961
10.My Kind Of Blues2/1962 RCA
11.Twistin' The Night Away5/1962 RCA 72
12.The Best Of Sam Cooke Vol 111/1962 RCA 22
13.3 Great Guys Anka Sadaka1963
14.Mr. Soul3/1963 RCA 94
15.Night Beat9/1963 RCA 62
16.Soul Stirrers1964
17.Gospel Soul Of Sam Cooke1964
18.2 Sides1964
19.Ain't That Good News3/1964 RCA 34
20.At The Copa10/1964 RCA 29
21.Gospel Soul Vol 21965
22.That's Heaven To Me1965
23.Golden Sounds1965
24.16 Greatest Hits1965
25.Sam's Songs1965
26.Only Sixteen1965
27.So Wonderful1965
28.You Send Me1965
29.Cha Cha Cha1965
30.Right On1965
31.Shake!2/1965 RCA 44
32.The Best Of Sam Cooke Vol 26/1965 RCA
33.Try A Little Love10/1965 RCA
34.Original Soul Stirrers1966
35.Hit Kit1966
36.I Thank God1966
38.Tribute To The Lady1966
39.Encore Vol 21966
40.Unforgettable Sam Cooke1966
41.Man Who Invented Soul1968
42.Golden Age1968
43.The Late Sam Cooke1969
44.This Is Sam Cooke1971
46.Sam Cooke Interprets Billie Holiday19.03.1976RCA
47.The Golden Age Of Sam Cooke22.10.1976RCA
48.Another Saturday Night1977
49.When I Fall In Love8/1979 EMI
50.Sam Cooke1982
51.The Fabulous Sam Cooke
1985 Cambra
52.Solitude1985 Cambra
53.One Night Stand: Live At The Harlem Square Club, 19636/1985 RCA 134
54.You Send Me1986 Topline
55.A Man And His Music
4/1986 RCA8 175
56.Swingout Brother4/1987 Topline
57.20 Greatest Hits9/1987 Conifer
58.Heaven Is My Home7/1988 C5
59.The World Of Sam Cooke11/1989 Instant
60.In The Beginning12/1989 Ace
61.Specialty Profiles: Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers
& The Soul Stirrers, kompilace
62.The Magic Of Sam Cooke6/1991 Music Club
63.Two On One
& Jackie Wilson
5/1994 Charly
64.Sam Cooke's Night Beat9/1995 London
65.Great Sam Cooke09.03.1999
66.The Man Who Invented Soul
67.SAR Records Story 1959-196514.08.2001ABKCO
68.Keep Movin' On15.01.2002ABKCO
69.Complete Specialty Recordings of Sam Cooke15.10.2002Specialty
70.Portrait Of A Legend 1951-196410/2003 ABKCO19
71.Peace in the Valley08.03.2005Kala
72.Best of Sam Cooke20.09.2005RCA
73.Songs By Sam Cooke
& Bumps Blackwell Orchestra
01.10.2007Get Back Groove
74.Sam Cooke at the Copa29.07.2008Universal
75.Gospel Sound of Sam Cooke05.08.2008Primo
76.Playlist: The Very Best of Sam Cooke26.01.2010Playlist
77.Soul Heartbreaker18.01.2011Ais
78.Wonderful World: The Best of Sam Cooke 1957-196015.02.2011Jasmine
79.The Very Best of Sam Cooke15.02.2011Camden International
80.The RCA Albums Collection22.11.2011Epic Europe
81.The Best Of Sam Cooke
15.12.2011Analogue Productions
82.Portrait Of A Legend 1951-19647/2012 135
83.Absolutely Essential
02.10.2012Big 3
84.Wonderful Worlds of Sam Cooke16.10.2012
85.Live at the Copa30.10.2012Universal
86.Singles Collection22.01.2013Not Now Music
87.Sam Cooke At The Copa (Recorded Live At The Copacabana, New York City July 7th & 8th, 1964)25.10.2013UMC
88.50 Rhythm & Blues and Doo Wop
& Ruth Brown & Clyde McPhatter & Sister Rosetta Tharpe
89.Legenden des Soul30.05.2014Universal
90.Forever: Greatest Hits & Favorites08.07.2014
91.The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke22.10.2014Doxy
92.Harlem Square Club Miami FL January 12 196328.10.2014Mr Suit
93.R&B Masterworks10.07.2015Allegro Corporation
94.Milestones of a Soul Legend29.01.2016Documents
95.The Complete Solo Singles, As & Bs, 1957-6208.07.2016Acrobat
96.Greatest Hits07.10.201610Ten Media
97.Soul Brothers
& Ray Charles & Clyde McPhatter & Jackie Wilson
11.11.2016One Louder
98.Having a Party! Live in Miami, January 12th, 196318.11.2016Bad Joker
99.One Night Stand: Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club 196323.12.2016Analog Sparks
100.Come And Go To That Land - Speciality Singles 1951-57
& The Soul Stirrers
24.02.2017Soul Jam

Singles Discography:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Loveable / Forever
credited to: Dale Cook
1956 Speciality
2.That's All I Need To Know / I Don't Want To Cry1957 Speciality
3.I Need You Now / Happy In Love1957 Speciality
4.You Send Me / Summertime10/1957 Keen29 1
5.I'll Come Running Back To You / Forever12/1957 Speciality 18
6.(I Love You For) Sentimental Reasons / Desire Me12/1957 Keen 17
7.All Of My Life / Stealing Kisses1958 Keen
8.Lonely Island / You Were Made For Me3/1958 Keen 26
9.Win Your Love For Me / Love Songs7/1958 Keen 22
10.Love You Most Of All / Win Your Love11/1958 London
11.Love You Most Of All / Blue Moon11/1958 Keen 26
12.Everybody Likes To Cha Cha / The Little Things You Do2/1959 Keen 31
13.Only Sixteen / Let's Go Steady Again5/1959 Keen23 28
14.Summertime / Summertime (part 2)8/1959 Keen 106
15.There, I've Said It Again / One Hour Ahead Of The Posse10/1959 Keen 81
16.No One (Can Ever Take You Place) / 't Ain't Nobody's Bizness12/1959 Keen 103
17.With You / I Thank God1960 Keen
18.Steal Away / So Glamorus1960 Keen
19.Mary, Mary Lou / Ee-Yi-Ee-Yi-Oh1960 Keen
20.Teenage Sonata / If You Were The Only Girl2/1960 RCA Victor 50
21.Wonderful World / Along The Navajo Trail4/1960 Keen27 12
22.You Understand Me / I Belong To Your Heart5/1960 RCA
23.Chain Gang / Fall In Love Every Day8/1960 RCA7 2
24.Sad Mood / Love Me11/1960 RCA Victor 29
25.That's It - I Quit - I'm Movin' On / What Do You Say2/1961 RCA 31
26.Cupid / Farewell My Darling5/1961 RCA7 17
27.Feel It / It's All Right9/1961 RCA 56
28.Twistin' The Night Away / One More Time1/1962 RCA6 9
29.Having A Party / Bring It On Home To Me5/1962 RCA 13
30.Nothing Can Change This Love / Somebody Have Mercy9/1962 RCA 12
31.Send Me Some Lovin' / Baby, Baby, Baby1/1963 RCA 13
32.Another Saturday Night / Love Will Find A Way4/1963 RCA23 10
33.Frankie And Johnny / Cool Train7/1963 RCA30 11
34.Little Red Rooster / You've Gotta Move10/1963 RCA 11
35.Little Red Rooster / Shake Rattle And Roll11/1963 RCA
36.Good News12/1963 RCA 11
37.(Ain't That) Good News / Basin Street Blues2/1964 RCA 11
38.Good Times / Tennessee Waltz5/1964 RCA 11
39.Cousin Of Mine / That's Where It's At9/1964 RCA 31
40.Shake / A Change Is Gonna Come12/1964 RCA 7
41.It's Got The Whole World Shakin' / Ease My Troubled Mind3/1965 RCA 41
42.When A Boy Falls In Love / The Piper5/1965 RCA 52
43.Sugar Dumpling / Bridge Of Tears
(v GB 17.9.65)
7/1965 RCA 32
44.Feel It / That's All1/1966 RCA 95
45.That's Heaven To Me04.02.1966Immediate
46.Let's Go Steady Again / Trouble Blues3/1966 RCA 97
47.Meet Me At Mary's Place / If I Had A Hammer1967 RCA
48.Darling I Need You Now / Win Your Love For Me1971 Cherie
49.Christ Is All / Just Another Day1971 Speciality
50.Twistin' The Night Away / Cupid / Only Sixteen9/1974 RCA
51.Twistin' The Night Away / Cupid / Only Sixteen12.12.1975RCA
52.Another Saturday Night / Soothe Me6/1980 RCA
53.You Send Me / Only Sixteen2/1985 Golden Grooves
54.You Send Me1986 Perfect
55.Wonderful World / Chain Gang
12" + Cupid / A Change Is Gonna Come
3/1986 RCA2
56.Another Saturday Night / Little Red Rooster
12" + Frankie & Johnny
4/1986 RCA75
57.Caribbean Cooke Vol 2
(Little Things You Do / Teenage Sonata)
05.06.2006Studio ?
58.Love Me (Party Time Rhythm)02.10.2006Rown Beet


1985 Grammy Awards - Best Album Notes (LP "Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963")
1998 Grammy Hall Of Fame ("You Send Me")
1999 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
2000 Grammy Hall Of Fame ("A Change Is Gonna Come", 1965)
2003 Grammy Awards - Best Long Form Music Video ("Legend")
2014 Grammy Hall Of Fame (SP "(What A) Wonderful World", 1960)
2018 Grammy Hall Of Fame (SP "Bring It On Home To Me", 1962)


† 11.12.1964 (zastřelen)

Press References:

Melody Maker
19793729.09.197939Albumsalbum review
19954511.11.199547Info Freako
New Musical Express
1965017.09.19654recenze SPsingle review
1972002.09.197214From The Soul
1976030.10.197635Plattersalbum review
Rock & Pop