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RCA Albums Collection

The RCA Albums Collection

by Sam Cooke
When Sam Cooke signed with RCA Records in 1960, he had already had several hits ("You Send Me," "[What A] Wonderful World," and "Only Sixteen" among them) on the small independent label Keen Records. He had paid attention to the business sides of things, too, and he signed with RCA because he was allowed to keep control of his song publishing. His RCA albums, eight of


When Sam Cooke signed with RCA Records in 1960, he had already had several hits ("You Send Me," "[What A] Wonderful World," and "Only Sixteen" among them) on the small independent label Keen Records. He had paid attention to the business sides of things, too, and he signed with RCA because he was allowed to keep control of his song publishing. His RCA albums, eight of them, were mixed affairs for the most part, often full of covers, but Cooke was never less than charismatic when he sang, and his last two albums, the blues-inflected Night Beat and the dynamic One Night Stand! Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, both of which were released in 1963, are classics by any definition. The final album released during Cooke's lifetime, 1964's fine Ain't That Good News, and all of the recordings made by Cooke in the year leading up to his death, including the magnificent "A Change Is Gonna Come," are controlled by ABKCO Records and are not included in this set.

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Disc 1

  1. Far Away Places
  2. Under Paris Skies
  3. South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)
  4. Bali Ha'i
  5. The Coffee Song (They've Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil)
  6. Arrivederci, Roma
  7. London by Night
  8. Jamaica Farewell
  9. Galway Bay
  10. Sweet Leilani
  11. The Japanese Farewell Song
  12. The House I Live In

Disc 2

  1. Hey There
  2. Mona Lisa
  3. Too Young
  4. The Great Pretender
  5. You, You, You
  6. Unchained Melody
  7. The Wayward Wind
  8. Secret Love
  9. The Song From Moulin Rouge
  10. I'm Walking Behind You
  11. Cry
  12. Venus

Disc 3

  1. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  2. I'm Just a Country Boy
  3. They Call the Wind Maria
  4. Twilight on the Trail
  5. If I Had You
  6. Chain Gang
  7. Grandfather's Clock
  8. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
  9. Long, Long Ago
  10. Pray
  11. You Belong to Me
  12. Goin' Home

Disc 4

  1. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  2. Little Girl Blue
  3. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  4. Out in the Cold Again
  5. But Not for Me
  6. Exactly like You
  7. I'm Just a Lucky So and So
  8. Since I Met You Baby
  9. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
  10. Trouble in Mind
  11. You're Always on My Mind
  12. The Song is Ended

Disc 5

  1. Twistin' the Night Away
  2. Sugar Dumpling
  3. Twistin' in the Kitchen With Dinah
  4. Somebody's Gonna Miss Me
  5. A Whole Lotta Woman
  6. The Twist
  7. Twistin' in the Old Town Tonight
  8. Movin' and a-Groovin'
  9. Camptown Twist
  10. Somebody Have Mercy
  11. Soothe Me
  12. That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On

Disc 6

  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'
  7. Cry Me a River
  8. Driftin' Blues
  9. For Sentimental Reasons
  10. Nothing Can Change This Love
  11. Little Girl
  12. These Foolish Things

Disc 7

  1. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  2. Lost and Lookin'
  3. Mean Old World
  4. Please Don't Drive Me Away
  5. I Lost Everything
  6. Get Yourself Another Fool
  7. Little Red Rooster
  8. Laughin' and Clownin'
  9. Trouble Blues
  10. You Gotta Move
  11. Fool's Paradise
  12. Shake Rattle and Roll

Disc 8

  1. Soul Twist/Introduction
  2. Feel It (Don't Fight It)
  3. Chain Gang
  4. Cupid
  5. It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons
  6. Twistin' the Night Away
  7. Somebody Have Mercy
  8. Bring It On Home to Me
  9. Nothing Can Change This Love
  10. Having a Party

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sam Cooke   Primary Artist
Billy Preston   Organ
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Eddie Costa   Vibes
King Curtis   Saxophone
Plas Johnson   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Jerome Richardson   Saxophone
Bobby Donaldson   Percussion
Seldon Powell   Saxophone
Brown   Viola
David Nadien   Violin
Ray Copeland   Trumpet
George Duvivier   Bass
Gloria Agostini   Harp
Don Arnone   Guitar
Israel Baker   Violin
Julius Baker   Flute
Hal Blaine   Drums
Robert Barene   Violin
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Linda Barnett   Violin
Eddie Beal   Piano
Arnold Belnick   Violin
James Buffington   French Horn
Frederick Buldrini   Violin
Red Callender   Bass
Casamenti   Guitar
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Jesse Ehrlich   Cello
Arnold Eidus   Violin
Panama Francis   Drums
Ernie Freeman   Piano
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Albert "Gentleman June" Gardner   Drums
Felix Giglio   Violin
William Green   Saxophone
Bill Green   Saxophone
Rene Hall   Guitar,Conductor
Marty Harris   Piano
Harry Lookofsky   Violin
Cliff Hills   Bass
Milt Hinton   Bass
Tate Houston   Saxophone
Harry Hyams   Viola
Isadore Zir   Viola
Ray Johnson   Piano
Jackie Kelso   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Charles Macey   Guitar
Leonard Malarsky   Violin
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Saxophone
George Neikrug   Cello
Alexander Neiman   Viola
George Ockner   Violin
Glenn Osser   Conductor
Horace Ott   Conductor
Earl Palmer   Drums
Reuben Phillips   Saxophone
Bill Pitman   Guitar
Ray Pohlman   Bass
Jerome Reisler   Violin
George Ricci   Cello
Abe Rosen   Harp
Art Ryerson   Guitar
Myron Sandler   Violin
Emmet Sargeant   Cello
Ralph Schaeffer   Violin
Sid Sharp   Violin
Norris "Bunny" Shawker   Drums
Sylvan Shulman   Violin
Ralph Silverman   Violin
George Stubbs   Piano
Melvin Tax   Saxophone
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Harry Urbont   Violin
Clifton White   Guitar
Jimmy Bond   Bass
William Hinshaw   French Horn
Autrey McKissack   Violin
Irving Lipschultz   Cello
Felix Orlewitz   Violin
Billy Rowland   Piano
Archie Levin   Violin
George Gaber   Percussion
Ron Rich   Percussion
Joe Small   Flute
Morris Wechsler   Piano
John Anderson   Trumpet
Andrew Ackers   Piano
Morris Lefkowitz   Violin
Frank Saracco   Trombone
Lou Oles   Trumpet
Sammy Lowe   Conductor
Chernet   Guitar
Anthony Digirolamo   Violin
Godlis   Trombone
Laura Newell   Harp
John Ewing   Trombone
Clifford Hils   Bass
Paul Winter   Violin
Larry Altpeter   Trombone
Ben Miller   Violin
Fred Fradkin   Violin
Johnny Grimes   Trumpet
Nathan Griffin   Organ
Anthony Miranda   French Horn
David Mankovitz   Viola
Fred Buldrini   Violin
Ernest Hayes   Piano
Jimmie Crawford   Drums
Joseph Wilder   Trumpet
Sharky Hall   Drums,Tambourine
Jewell Grant   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Lewis   Bass
Sylvan Ockner   Violin
Franklin Siegfried   Violin
Ernest Royal   Trumpet
Stuart Williamson   Trumpet
Ray Schweitzer   Cello
Leon Marian   Trumpet
Jerome Weiner   Flute
James Bloom   Violin
Harold Colletta   Violin
George Gabor   Percussion
Frank Siegfried   Violin
Edward Beal   Piano
Bobby Gobbins   Guitar
Arcadie Berkenholz   Violin
Hanlon   Guitar

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Antonin Dvorák   Composer
Stephen Foster   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Sam Cooke   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Lou Rawls   Composer
Johnnie Taylor   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Earl Robinson   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
James W. Alexander   Composer
Johnny Fuller   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Georges Auric   Composer
Richard Adler   Composer
William Best   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Carroll Coates   Composer
Luigi Creatore   Producer,Liner Notes
Peter DeAngelis   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Ray Hall   Engineer
Rene Hall   Arranger
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Fred Hellerman   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Hugo Peretti   Producer,Liner Notes
Alex North   Composer
Nugetre   Composer
Glenn Osser   Arranger
Horace Ott   Arranger
Billy Reid   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Tony Salvatore   Engineer
Schmitt   Engineer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Bob Simpson   Engineer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Jesse Ervin   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Henry Clay Work   Composer
Lattimore Brown   Composer
Gene Gifford   Composer
Rob Santos   Producer
Stanley Lebowsky   Composer
Sammy Lowe   Arranger
Edward O'Dowd   Art Direction
William Engvick   Composer
Ann Ronell   Composer
Ed Marshall   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Robert Mellin   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Eric Maschwitz   Composer
Curtis Ousley   Composer
Harry Owens   Composer
Joan Whitney   Composer
Sidney Lippman   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Ella Tate   Composer
Stuart Colman   Liner Notes
Roy Alfred   Composer
Albert Beach   Composer
Irving Burgess   Composer
Michael Carr   Composer
Jean Dréjac   Composer
Robert Geddins   Composer
Monroe Tucker   Composer
Charles Warfield   Composer
Lee Wilson   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer
Bryan Koniarz   Package Manager
Haywood   Composer
Francis Henry   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Renato Rascel   Composer
Hubert Giraud   Composer
Lowell Jordan   Composer
Eddie Williams   Composer
Milton Greene   Cover Photo
Lewis Allan   Composer
Churchill Kohlman   Composer
Thomas Haynes Bayly   Composer
Lotar Olias   Composer
David Avid   Composer
Johnny Moore   Composer
Arthur Reeves   Composer
Dave Hassinger   Engineer
Freddy Morgan   Composer
Herbert Newman   Composer
Jimmie Cox   Composer
Leo Price   Composer
Madeline Hyde   Composer
Sidney D. Mitchell   Composer
Marshall Barer   Composer
Charles Calhoun   Composer
Deke Watson   Composer
Henry Link   Composer
Hasegawa Yoshida   Composer
Del Serino   Composer
Richard Miles   Composer

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