Twistin’ the Night Away

Twistin’ the Evening Away is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Produced by Hugo & Luigi, the album was launched in April 1962 in america by RCA Victor. Twistin’ the Evening Away primarily capitalizes on the twist phenomenon and in consequence grew to become one among Cooke’s most profitable LPs, turning into his second to chart and making a string of chart successes.

Twistin’ the Evening Away peaked at quantity 74 on Billboard‘s High LPs chart, whereas the only of the identical identify charted increased at quantity 9 on the Billboard Scorching 100.

Background

Twistin’ the Evening Away originated in the course of the recording crew’s transfer to RCA Victor’s Hollywood studios.[1] Sammy Lowe, conductor of Cooke’s previous two albums, introduced aboard René Corridor, an arranger he had labored with of their days at Eager Information.[1] Corridor in flip booked horn gamers Plas Johnson, Jackie Kelso and Jewell Grant “to spike up what was successfully a return to former glories.”[1]

Reception

Bruce Eder of Allmusic wrote that whereas Cooke was “shoehorned” into doing twist numbers, it stays nonetheless “one of many nice dance albums of its interval,” and “an excellent soul album as properly, which is why it holds up 40 years later.”[2] Melody Maker wrote that “Cooke was distinctive as a result of he was one of many first black artists to maintain a good hand on the course of his profession and the earnings thereof,” calling the album’s hit single a “dance-craze traditional.”[3]

Monitor itemizing

All songs written by Sam Cooke, besides the place famous. All songs organized and carried out by René Corridor, besides “That is It—I Stop—I am Movin’ On”, carried out by Sammy Lowe.

Aspect one

  1. “Twistin’ the Evening Away” – 2:39
  2. “Sugar Dumpling” – 2:16
  3. “Twistin’ within the Kitchen with Dinah” – 2:08
  4. “Anyone’s Gonna Miss Me” (Lattimore Brown, Arthur Lee Reeves) – 2:32
  5. “A Entire Lotta Girl” (James W. Alexander, Lowell Jordan) – 2:20
  6. “The Twist” (Hank Ballard) – 2:27

Aspect two

  1. “Twistin’ within the Outdated City Tonight” (Mack David) – 2:08
  2. “Movin’ And A’Groovin'” (Cooke, Lou Rawls) – 2:34
  3. “Camptown Twist” – 2:13
  4. “Anyone Have Mercy” – 2:56
  5. “Soothe Me” – 2:07
  6. “That is It—I Stop—I am Movin’ On” (Roy Alfred, Del Sorino) – 2:31

Personnel

All credit tailored from The RCA Albums Assortment (2011) liner notes.[1]

  • Sam Cooke – vocals
  • René Corridor – guitar, association, conducting
  • Sammy Lowe – conductor on “That is It—I Stop—I am Movin’ On”
  • Clifton White, Al Chernet, Charles Macey, Tommy Tedesco, Bobby Gibbons – guitar
  • Lloyd Trotman, Pink Callender, Jimmy Bond, Ray Pohlman – bass guitar
  • Panama Francis, Earl Palmer, Sharky Corridor – drums
  • Bobby Donaldson – percussion
  • Ernest Hayes, Eddie Beal, Marty Harris – piano
  • Stuart Williamson, John Anderson – trumpet
  • Larry Altpeter, Albert Godlis, Frank Saracco, John Ewing – trombone
  • Jackie Kelso, Plas Johnson – tenor saxophone
  • Jewell Grant – baritone saxophone
  • Hinda Barnett, Frederick Buldrini, Morris Lefkowitz, Archie Levin, Ben Miller, George Ockner, Sylvan Ockner, Franklin Siegfried, Harry Urbont – violin
  • Al Schmitt – recording engineer

Charts

Chart (1962) Peak
place
Billboard High LPs[4] 74

Notes

  • Songs of Sam Cooke: Principal Web page
  • Songs of Sam Cooke: Ain’t That Good Information


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