SAM COOKE - MR. SOUL

SAM COOKE

MR. SOUL

1LP
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Sam Cooke, inventor and true King of Soul, recorded Mr. Soul in the same year as Night Beat (MOVLP163), and seems to be its more adult counterpart, with soulful ballads taking up most of the album.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Remastered audio
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Catalog # : MOVLP237Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2012-03-15
Barcode : 8718469530458Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1963 

Side A

1. I Wish You Love
2. Willow Weep For Me
3. Chains Of Love
4. Smoke Rings
5. All The Way
6. Send Me Some Lovin'

Side B

1. Cry Me A River
2. Driftin' Blues
3. For Sentimental Reasons
4. Nothing Can Change This Love
5. Little Girl
6. These Foolish Things

Sam Cooke, inventor and true King of Soul, recorded Mr. Soul in the same year as Night Beat (MOVLP163), and seems to be its more adult counterpart, with soulful ballads taking up most of the album. A laidback tempo and rich arrangements lay the foundation over which Sam's somewhat melancholy voice floats, creating an uplifting spirit that can mend anyone's broken heart.

With standards such as "Willow Weep For Me", "I Wish You Love", and "For Sentimental Reasons", Cooke shows a quiet emotive side of himself without losing his keen sense of melody, using the strength of his voice without overpowering the listener.

Had Sam Cooke lived longer, we might have had more music of this rare quality. As it stands, we must make do with the treasures he left behind. For the first time in over thirty years, Music On Vinyl is reissuing Mr. Soul on 180 gram audiophile vinyl with remastered audio.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Remastered audio