Sam Cooke - Portrait Of A Legend

Sam Cooke - Portrait Of A Legend

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Release Date 15/10/2021
Format 2LP Clear Vinyl/ LP
Label UMC
Catalogue Number 7187861

‘Black History Month’ – clear vinyl edition

Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 is the career-spanning 31 track collection of music pioneer Sam Cooke’s greatest works. This essential collection contains recordings from Cooke’s gospel and early R&B career as well as his pop/soul hits from the SAR, Specialty and RCA labels and has combined them with the peak of his career on his own label, Tracey Records.

30 incredible tracks including You Send Me; Chain Gang; Shake; Twistin’ the Night Away; Little Red Rooster; (What a) Wonderful World; Another Saturday Night; Cupid; Only Sixteen; A Change Is Gonna Come; Having a Party, and more career highlights. Indispensable!
80 minutes of music – all his essential hits, providing a major overview of a career that has left an everlasting mark on American music that remains indelible today more than 50 years after Cooke’s untimely death.
The songs included in Sam Cooke: Portrait Of A Legend collectively logged 273 weeks or five years and three months on Billboard’s Pop Chart and a mind-boggling 508 weeks (nine years and nine months) on the Pop and R&B charts, combined.
Features comprehensive liner notes by renowned author Peter Guralnick as well as detailed musician credits.


Side A
Touch The Hem Of His Garment
You Send Me
Only Sixteen
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Just For You
Win Your Love For Me
Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha

Side B
I'll Come Running Back To You
You Were Made For Me
Sad Mood
(What A) Wonderful World
Chain Gang
Little Red Rooster

Side C
Bring It On Home To Me
Nothing Can Change This Love
Sugar Dumpling
(Ain't That) Good News
Meet Me At Mary's Place
Twistin' The Night Away
Tennessee Waltz

Side D
Another Saturday Night
Good Times
Having A Party
That's Where It's At
A Change Is Gonna Come
Jesus Gave Me Water
Unlisted Track