Tag: Sam Cooke

Monday 1/23/23 9am ET: Feature Greatest Hits LP: Sam Cooke – The Man and His Music (1986)

The Man and His Music is a February 1986 compilation album by Sam Cooke, released posthumously. It debuted about a month after Cooke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  1. “Touch the Hem of His Garment” 2:00
  2. “That’s Heaven to Me” 2:00
  3. “I’ll Come Running Back to You” 2:10
  4. “You Send Me” 2:43
  5. “Win Your Love (For Me)” 2:51
  6. “Just for You” 2:17
  7. “Chain Gang” 2:32
  8. “When a Boy Falls in Love” 2:27
  9. “Only Sixteen” 1:51
  10. “Wonderful World” 2:04
  11. “Cupid” 2:27
  12. “Nothing Can Change This Love” 2:34
  13. “Rome (Wasn’t Built in a Day)” 2:25
  14. “Love Will Find a Way” 2:14
  15. “Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha” 2:33
  16. “Another Saturday Night” 2:20
  17. “Meet Me at Mary’s Place” 2:40
  18. “Having a Party” 2:24
  19. “Good Times” 2:27
  20. “Twistin’ the Night Away” 2:38
  21. “Shake” 2:45
  22. “Somebody Have Mercy” 3:00
  23. “Sad Mood” 2:26
  24. “(Ain’t That) Good News” 2:26
  25. “Bring It On Home to Me” 2:39
  26. “Soothe Me” 2:08
  27. “That’s Where It’s At” 2:35
  28. “A Change Is Gonna Come” 3:10

Saturday 6pm ET: Feature Artist – Sam Cooke

Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, civil-rights activist and entrepreneur.

Influential as both a singer and composer, he is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals and importance within popular music. He began singing as a child and joined the Soul Stirrers before moving to a solo career where he scored a string of hit songs like “You Send Me”, “A Change Is Gonna Come”, “Wonderful World”, “Chain Gang”, “Twistin’ the Night Away”, and “Bring It On Home to Me”.

His pioneering contributions to soul music contributed to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Billy Preston, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown. AllMusic biographer Bruce Eder wrote that Cooke was “the inventor of soul music”, and possessed “an incredible natural singing voice and a smooth, effortless delivery that has never been surpassed”.

On December 11, 1964, at the age of 33, Cooke was shot and killed by Bertha Franklin, the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California. After an inquest, the courts ruled Cooke’s death to be a justifiable homicide. Since that time, the circumstances of his death have been called into question by Cooke’s family.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 6pm ET on 70s Music Station

BobbyJayLast week it was “Motown Remakes” on “Great Soul Performances.” This week for your Labor Day Weekend, it’ll be “Soul Remakes & Covers.” I’ve got a wonderful array of artists for your listening pleasure like: Ronnie Dyson, Chaka Khan, the 5 Du-Tones, Tavares, Little Isidore & the Inquisitors, the Soul Sisters, Donald Banks, Mary J. Blige, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield and more. I think you’ll enjoy it. 

Great Soul Performances Special with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp

bobby-womackThis evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we salute and pay tribute to the late Bobby Womack. You’ll hear his biggest hits, his collaborations with other artists, his early days in the studio with his mentor Sam Cooke recording his brothers, the Womack Brothers aka the Valentinos and a concert segment with Bobby live on stage. I think you’re gonna enjoy this one because we’re going in deep to display the talent and range of one R&B and Soul’s major guitarist, singer-songwriter, performer and producer, Bobby Womack. We’ll begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. So in the words of the late Bobby Womack, “You’re Welcome, Stop On By” at RadioMaxMusic.com.


Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp @RadioMax

BJ MetsWould you believe, it’s the first Saturday of Spring? Well to commemorate the beginning of Spring, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening you’ll be entertained by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Cliff Perkins & Soul Generation, Edwin Starr, Sam Cooke, the Moments, Bill Cosby, Eugene Pitt (“Steppin’ Out In Front”), Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Charts, Eddie Kendricks, and the Jacksons “live in concert,” plus many more. I’ll be looking for you at 7PM ET, (following an encore performance of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s”) 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. If you miss it, you can check out the encore performances on Monday at 10p or Wednesday at 12p (all times eastern daylight saving time) and it all happens on RadioMaxMusic.com. See Ya Later Gator!

Artist Countdown: Bobby Womack Top 35 6p ET @RealBobbyWomack

bobby-womackRobert Dwayne “Bobby” Womack (born March 4, 1944) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s where he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist, Womack’s career has spanned more than 50 years and has spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country.

Womack wrote and originally recorded The Rolling Stones’ first UK No. 1 hit, “It’s All Over Now” and New Birth’s “I Can Understand It” among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits “Lookin’ For a Love”, “That’s The Way I Feel About Cha”, “Woman’s Gotta Have It”, “Harry Hippie”, “Across 110th Street” and his 1980s hit “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”.

In 2009, Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

(Source: Wikipedia)

1 Lookin’ For a Love
2 That’s The Way I Feel About Cha
3 Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out
4 Harry Hippie
5 Woman’s Gotta Have It
6 California Dreamin’
7 You’re Welcome, Stop on By
8 I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much
9 Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
10 Fly Me to the Moon
11 Across 110th Street
12 Love Has Finally Come at Last (with Patti LaBelle)
13 Check It Out
14 If You Think You’re Lonely Now
15 Daylight
16 How I Miss You Baby
17 More Than I Can Stand
18 Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way
19 Tell Me Why
20 Where Do We Go From Here
21 I’m Back For More (with Lulu)
22 I’m Gonna Forget About You
23 What Is This
24 The Preacher /More Than I Can Stand
25 Communication
26 How Could You Break My Heart
27 It’s Gonna Rain
28 Home Is Where The Heart Is
29 I Left My Heart in San Francisco
30 (I Wanna) Make Love to You
31 It’s All Over Now (with Bill Withers)
32 Living in a Box
33 It Takes a Lot of Strength to Say Goodbye
34 I’m Through Trying To Prove My Love To You
35 Copper Kettle

Artist Countdown: Sam Cooke Top 40 Hits 1p ET @RadioMax

Sam CookeSam Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), born Samuel Cook, was an African-American recording artist, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur. He is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. His pioneering contributions to soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Billy Preston and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.

Cooke had 30 U.S. top 40 hits between 1957 and 1964, and a further three after his death. Major hits like “You Send Me”, “A Change Is Gonna Come”, “Cupid”, “Chain Gang”, “Wonderful World”, and “Twistin’ the Night Away” are some of his most popular songs. Cooke was also among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of his musical career. He founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer. He also took an active part in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

On December 11, 1964, Cooke was fatally shot by the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 33. At the time, the courts ruled that Cooke was drunk and distressed, and that the manager had killed Cooke in what was later ruled a justifiable homicide. Since that time, the circumstances of his death have been widely questioned.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Chain Gang
2 Twistin’ the Night Away
3 You Send Me
4 Another Saturday Night
5 Wonderful World
6 Cupid
7 Frankie and Johnny
8 Only Sixteen
9 Shake
10 Nothing Can Change This Love
11 Bring It On Home to Me
12 Send Me Some Lovin’
13 I’ll Come Running Back to You
14 Having a Party
15 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
16 Win Your Love for Me
17 Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha
18 Lonely Island
19 Love You Most of All
20 A Change Is Gonna Come
21 You Were Made for Me
22 Sugar Dumpling
23 Sad Mood
24 That’s It, I Quit, I’m Moving On
25 It’s Got the Whole World Shakin’
26 Desire Me
27 Cousin of Mine
28 Teenage Sonata
29 Somebody Have Mercy
30 There, I’ve Said It Again
31 (Ain’t That) Good News
32 Good Times
33 Tennessee Waltz
34 When a Boy Falls in Love
35 Feel It
36 Forever
37 Baby, Baby, Baby
38 Summertime
39 It’s All Right
40 That’s Where It’s At

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp

ESEBobby Jay is LIVE from the Eastern States Fair & Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts and from the fairgrounds this evening on “Great Soul Performances” you’ll hear: Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, the Whispers, Little Willie John, the Soul Children, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, Arthur Prysock, the Vibrations, Donna Summer “live in concert” and many others. We’ll start the festivities at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT and if you miss it, you can catch the encore performance Monday night at 10PM eastern time. The weather has cooperating, it’s a little chilly this morning but they say it’s going to warm up nicely later this afternoon, so I’ll see you later from the “Big E” on RadioMaxMusic.com.


Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET @ArethaFranklin @rkelly #GreatSoulPerformances

 mcojThis evening on the broadcast you’ll hear “Lady SoulAretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, the Whispers, the Vibrations, Walter Jackson, Ralfi Pagan, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Atlantic Starr, R. Kelly, Sam Cooke; “live in concert,” segment 3 of “The Motown Story” and lots more. The festivities begin at 7PM ET and don’t forget our encore performance on Monday at 10PM eastern time. I’ll be looking for you, you, you and especially you this evening on RadioMaxMusic.com.