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.

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