Sam Cooke at the Copa

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Sam Cooke on the Copa is a dwell album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke.[8][9] The album was launched in 1964 in america by RCA Victor.[4] It was Cooke’s solely dwell album to be launched throughout his lifetime; Dwell on the Harlem Sq. Membership, 1963, though recorded earlier, was not launched till 1985.[10] Copa was reissued in 2003, with remastered sound.[11]

The album peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard 200.[12]


The album was recorded throughout a two-week stand in July 1964.[13] The reveals through the 1964 engagement have been effectively acquired, in distinction to a present Cooke carried out on the Copa in 1958.[13][14][15] Staying away from the Copa—and from many “white” golf equipment—for years, Cooke was impressed to return after watching Nat King Cole go over effectively there.[16] Cooke selected to carry out a set heavier on requirements and present tunes.[17]

Sam Cooke on the Copa was produced by Al Schmitt.[18] It was recorded on 3 tracks, and was engineered by Bernard Keville.[19]

Important reception

AllMusic wrote: “Considered one of a handful of dwell albums by a significant soul artist of its period, it captured Cooke in wonderful voice, and was well-recorded — it simply wasn’t actually a ‘soul’ album, besides maybe within the tamest doable definition of that time period.”[3] The New Rolling Stone Album Information known as the album “genial, and even a bit tacky in a jivey, Vegas type of manner, however nonetheless spirited in its personal proper.”[7] The Chicago Tribune wrote that Cooke’s “fluttering yodel and charming demeanor make evident that he knew he had crashed via the invisible ceiling, hurdling the one barrier he hadn’t but cleared and solidifying his standing as the final word crossover artist.”[1]

The Instances wrote that the album “captures the extra decorous model of the singer’s dwell act.”[20] Praising the sound of the 2003 reissue, The Baltimore Solar wrote that Cooke “nonetheless manages to imbue such stuffy requirements as ‘Frankie and Johnny’, ‘If I Had a Hammer’ and ‘Tennessee Waltz’ with gospel-dipped exuberance.”[21]

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Aspect one

  1. “Opening Introduction” – 0:35
  2. “The Greatest Issues in Life Are Free” (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) – 1:31
  3. “Invoice Bailey Will not You Please Come Residence” (Hughie Cannon) – 2:50
  4. “No one Is aware of You When You are Down and Out” (James Cox) – 3:18
  5. “Frankie and Johnny” (Cooke) – 3:00
  6. Medley: “Strive a Little Tenderness” / “(I Love You) For Sentimental Causes” / “You Ship Me” (William Greatest / Sam Cooke / Deek Watson) – 4:55
  7. “If I Had a Hammer” (Lee Hays, Pete Seeger) – 6:25

Aspect two

  1. “Once I Fall in Love” (Edward Heyman, Victor Younger) – 3:05
  2. “Twistin’ the Night time Away” (Cooke) – 5:04
  3. “This Little Mild of Mine” (Cooke) – 3:36
  4. “Blowin’ within the Wind” (Bob Dylan) – 3:01
  5. “Tennessee Waltz” (Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart) – 3:36


All credit tailored from the album’s remastered liner notes.[22]

See additionally

  • Record of number-one R&B albums of 1965 (U.S.)

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