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#435: Live At the Harlem Square Club, 1963 by Sam Cooke

2.22.2011


Live At the Harlem Square Club, 1963 by Sam Cooke (1985)

Favorite Track(s): "Cupid" and "Medley: It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons" and "Twistin' the Night Away" and "Having A Party"

Thoughts: To quote the duck from a Kate Beaton comic, "Aw, yiss." Sam Cooke is the shiiiiiiiiit (if I add in a bunch of extra letters does it still count as a curse word? Oh, well.)

His advice to the men in the audience before the medley was LOADS better than B.B. King's.

The man's voice has this gorgeous grit in it, but he always sounds so sweet and sincere. Plus, he wrote a very generous portion of the American Songbook. Fantastic, fun album.

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