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Sam Cooke

I'll Come Running Back To You

It’s part of R&B legend that Sam Cooke began his recording career singing gospel at Specialty Records, and that in June of 1956, he wrote to company president Art Rupe, saying, "A friend I've been knowing for quite some time asked me if I would consider recording some popular ballads for one of the major recording companies. I told him yes." Cooke's plan was to cut pop records "under another name. And I would continue to record and sing with the group. I have my material ready and all I need is an okay from you."Rupe's answer was swiftly and emphatically negative,but he agreed to let Cooke record some pop material pseudonymously for Specialty. Rupe had made stars of Lloyd Price, Larry Williams and Little Richard, and thought rock 'n' roll was meant to be as tough and unforgiving as gospel. Clearly, Cooke thought otherwise.

Rupe became furious when Cooke and his producer, Bumps Blackwell, hired a white chorus for a session, and things only became worse as Cooke demanded more money. Rupe finally told Blackwell that he could forego some bonuses and take the Sam Cooke tapes. Blackwell agreed, and left with You Send Me.It was, Rupe admits, the worst business decision of his life, and his only recourse was to take a demo tape that Cooke had recorded in April 1957 and overdub it on November 1 with guitarist Rene Hall and the same background singers he’d hated on You Send Me.Together, they approximated the sound of Cooke’s new hit, and it was only apparent in a couple of spots that this was a concocted master.

It was a successful move in that I’ll Come Running Back To You reached #1 on the R&B charts and #18 on the pop charts, but the bad news for Rupe was that the bottom of the barrel was in sight.

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The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Sam Cooke: The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke (LP, 180g... Art-Nr.: LPWAX7772312

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(Wax Time Records) 14 tracks, 180g vinyl , limited edition, includes 2 bonus tracks. "The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke" is one of Sam Cooke's best albums and contains some of Cooke's greatest studio recordings, including well-known hits...
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Chain Gang - Cupid (7inch, 45rpm)
Sam Cooke: Chain Gang - Cupid (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45RCA0576

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(RCA) 2 tracks
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For Always - 20 Beloved Classics (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Sam Cooke: For Always - 20 Beloved Classics (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPVP80007

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(2010/Vinyl Passion) 20 tracks - Original recordings remastered - DMM Cutting
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Here's Sam Cooke (CD)
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Best of (CD)
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Rarezas - Rarities (LP)
Sam Cooke: Rarezas - Rarities (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBARSA0022

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(1991/Barsa)12 tracks - Rarities from the 'Specialty' era
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Hits! (CD)
Sam Cooke: Hits! (CD) Art-Nr.: CD78322

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(2000/BMG) 21 tracks 1960-1963 with 12 page booklet. Album includes an unreleased version of 'Sad Mood' and a previously unreleased take of 'Another Saturday Night'. Stereo versions - brilliant sound!
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The RCA Album Collection (8-CD Cube Box)
Sam Cooke: The RCA Album Collection (8-CD Cube Box) Art-Nr.: CDSNY98702

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(2011/RCA) 8 original albums 1960-63, mini replica papersleeves, 24 page booklet.
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Night Beat (CD)
Sam Cooke: Night Beat (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRCA68098

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(2001 BMG Entertainment Europe) 12 tracks, remastered 1963 RCA album with 12 page booklet. - This is one of those few outstanding albums that sound perfect - even after forty years. The way Sam sings is unbelievable, hitting every note...
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The Best Of Sam Cooke ...plus (CD)
Sam Cooke: The Best Of Sam Cooke ...plus (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRCA69550

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(2005/SONYBMG) 15 tracks, 1957-196
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Complete Specialty Recordings 3-CD
Sam Cooke: Complete Specialty Recordings 3-CD Art-Nr.: CDSP4437

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(1951-57'Specialty') (229:06/84) Die kompletten frühen Aufnahmen; alle Titel mit der Gospel-Formation The Soul Stirrers sowie seine ersten Solo-Aufnahmen. Kommt im Schuber mit 40-seitigem Begleitbüchlein. Wunderschöne Gesamtdokumentation...
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Wonderful World (LP)
Sam Cooke: Wonderful World (LP) Art-Nr.: LPCL89903

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(RCA) 12 tracks - Original 'Keen' and 'RCA' recordings incl. his top hits 'Twistin' The Night Away', 'Chain Gang' 'Wonderful World' and 'Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha'
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Classic Album And Singles Collection (3-CD)
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(Golden Stars) 40 tracks
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Tribute To The Lady (CD)
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(HALLMARK) 12 tracks
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Night Beat (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
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(Ermitage) 12 tracks, limited Edition Sam Cooke, the inventor and true king of soul, recorded Night Beat in 1963, an album more bluesy and atmospheric than anything we've known from Cooke before. But thanks to his transcendent voice, we...
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Twistin' The Night Away (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Sam Cooke: Twistin' The Night Away (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPNOT133

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(Not Now Music) 12 tracks, special collectors edition. Sam Cooke's single Twistin' The Night Away became an instant hit upon release, and consequently the LP His smash hit - and 11 more like it! quickly followed. The title doesn't quite...
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With The Soul Stirrers
Sam Cooke: With The Soul Stirrers Art-Nr.: CDCHD359

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CD on ACE RECORDS by Sam Cooke - With The Soul Stirrers
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Greatest - 1998 Edition
Sam Cooke: Greatest - 1998 Edition Art-Nr.: CDRCA67605

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Brandnew compilation - digitally remastered with a fantastic sound !
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At The Copa
Sam Cooke: At The Copa Art-Nr.: CDSA99702

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(1964 'RCA Records') (42:32/13) Re-mastered by Bob Ludwig. Hybrid-SACD (spielt auf allen modernen CD-Spielern / plays on all modern CD players)
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Night Beat (1963) - 180g Vinyl
Sam Cooke: Night Beat (1963) - 180g Vinyl Art-Nr.: MOVLP163

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​Sony - 12 tracks
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Rarezas (CD)
Sam Cooke: Rarezas (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBP0022

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(1994/Barsa Promociones) 12 tracks, spanish pressing
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The Best Of Sam Cooke (CD)
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(Paradiso) 21 tracks Original BMG
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8 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles (4-CD)
Sam Cooke: 8 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CDRGR001

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​(Real Gone Music) 98 tracks
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Keep Movin' On (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Sam Cooke: Keep Movin' On (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LP86271

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(Universal) 23 tracks, original artwork & essay
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The Man Who Invented Soul (4-CD Digibook)
Sam Cooke: The Man Who Invented Soul (4-CD Digibook) Art-Nr.: CDSNY21492

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(SONY) 95 essential tracks, 14x19 cm, 30 page digibook.
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