BACK AGAIN !!!!!
I’m back !
Hope everyone’s ok...well let me see, let’s start with dynamite shall we.
Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club ! Yeah !
Sam Cooke is one of my secret hero, I bet he’s one of yours too !
Frankly, most of Sam Cooke's pop hits were sugary, blanched affairs (don’t get me wrong, I love the tracks that way).
But this live album was the real deal, giving us the church-reared R&B singer who liked to tear up the clubs along the Southern chitlin circuit.
Recorded in Florida in 1963, 'Live at the Harlem Square Club' captures the man at his sanctified, sandpapered best ! The voice worshipped by disciples from Otis Redding to Rod Stewart. No syrupy glissandos or polite Hollywood chorales here: this is sweat-drenched, back-to-basics R&B, with Sam tearing up "Chain Gang," !
This set only makes it seem sadder that Cooke never lived to reign in the soul era he inaugurated...
And frankly, if you wanna be my friend, you’d better get this record now !
This is dynamite !
and...Welcome Back !
Sam Cooke :
* Twistin' The Night Away (Live) *
* Chain Gang (Live) *
* Having A Party (Live) *