Sam Cooke's Live 1963 Tour De Force Mastered from the Original Tapes and Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio: Audiophile LP Pressed at RTI, the World's Best Pressing Plant
Sam Cooke is widely regarded as the first and greatest soul singer, and as one of the most important figures in modern American music. His good looks, personal charisma and golden voice made him a superstar in the 1950s, winning him an unprecedented crossover appeal. Although he died in 1964 at the age of only 33, Cooke produced a remarkably accomplished body of work in his short life.
Recorded live at the Harlem Square Club in Miami, FL, in January 1963 with robust backing fron King Curtis and his band plus Cooke's guitarist Clifford White and drummer Albert "June" Gardner among others, One Night Stand: Live at Harlem Square is easily one of the finest soul records ever cut and arguably the soul legend's masterpiece. In place of the more polished pop fare of his studio recordings is a nuanced spirit and fire he never quite exhibited on tape before or after.
Top 10 Billboard hits like "Chain Gang" and "Twistin' The Night Away," are transformed into explosive powerhouses while equally as compelling performances of "Cupid" and "It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons" are as soulful and fully realized as you're ever likely to hear. The fact that a recording of this magnitude wasn't officially released for well over two decades is truly astonishing.
Limited edition 180-gram audiophile pressing mastered from the original tapes and cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Plated and pressed at RTI, and housed in an old-style tip-on jacket.