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Soul Stirrers: The Soul Stirrers With Sam Cooke

Peace in the Valley
It Won't Be Very Long
How Far Am I From Canaan?
Just Another Day
Come and Go to that Land
Any Day Now
He'll Make a Way
Nearer to Thee
Be With Me Jesus
One More River
I'm So Glad (Trouble Doesn't Last Always)
Wonderful
Farther Along
Touch the Hem of His Garment
Jesus Wash Away My Troubles
Must Jesus Bear This Cross Alone?
That's Heaven to Me
Were You There?
Mean Old World
Lord Remember Me
Lovable
Forever
I'll Come Running Back to You
That's All I Need to Know
I Don't Want to Cry

Sam Cooke was one of the most influential singers and songwriters of the latter half of the twentieth century. Between l957 and 1965 he had 29 top 40 hits on the pop charts and 34 on the R&B charts. This recording is about his real roots as a gospel singer. As a boy he sang with two brothers and two sisters in a gospel group called the Singing Children. At age 15 he became the lead singer of the Highway Q.C.'s (yes, they became famous) which were tutored by members of the nationally renown Soul Stirrers. In return, the Highway Q.C.'s became almost like a farm club of future singers. Sam was recruited to take the place of the great R.H. Harris when he retired at the end of 1950. He proceeded to put his own stamp on the group, not only because of his voice, but the fact that he was the most prolific writer in the group. His songs include classics such as 'Nearer To Thee,' 'Be With Me Jesus,' 'Touch The Hem Of His Garment' and 'That's Heaven To Me.' This recording traces his gospel career, both unaccompanied and accompanied by small bands.

Item code: 3345C | 1 CD | $10.95 |add item to cart
Gospel  | Primarily a cappella | Male | United States
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