サム・クック Sam Cooke

1931年1月22日にミシシッピー州クラークスデイルで生まれ、1933年に家族でシカゴに移住しました。牧師だった父親の勧めで教会の聖歌隊に入り、その後、友人達とハイウェイ・QCズというゴスペル・グループを結成し、シカゴ一帯で評判となりました。1957年にはインディーズ・レーベルのキーンからソロ歌手として初シングル盤「You Send Me」を発売し、R&B部門の1位を記録するヒットになりました。1960年に大手のRCAヴィクターと契約し「Chain Gang」がヒットし、以後「Bring It On Home To Me」、「Another Saturday Night」、「Twistin' The Night Away」と次々にヒットを放ちました。時代はシングル盤からLP盤志向へと向かい、1963年には初アルバム「Night Beat」を発表しました。1964年にはニューヨークのコパカバーナのライヴを収録したアルバム「Sam Cooke At The Copa」を発売しています。しかし、1964年12月11日、突然に思いもかけぬ悲劇が襲います。モーテルに宿泊していたサムは、何者かに射殺されて亡くなったのです。享年33歳でした。
One Night Stand! Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
RCA/Legacy
[収録曲]
  1. Soul Twist/Introduction
  2. Feel It (Don't Fight It)
  3. Chain Gang
  4. Cupid
  5. Medley: It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons
  6. Twistin' the Night Away
  7. Somebody Have Mercy
  8. Bring It on Home to Me
  9. Nothing Can Change This Love
  10. Having a Party
1963年にマイアミのゲットーにある労働者階級のクラブで録音され、最高のライヴだと評判だったのですが、発売は22年後になりました。
Ain't That Good News
Sam Cooke
[収録曲]
  1. (Ain't That) Good News
  2. Meet Me at Mary's Place
  3. Good Times
  4. Rome (Wasn't Built in a Day)
  5. Another Saturday Night
  6. Tennessee Waltz
  7. A Change Is Gonna Come
  8. Falling in Love
  9. Home (When Shadows Fall)
  10. Sittin' in the Sun
  11. There'll Be No Second Time
  12. The Riddle Song
最後のスタジオ・アルバムです。
Sam Cooke - Good News
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Sam Cooke at the Copa
Sam Cooke
[収録曲]
  1. Opening Introduction
  2. The Best Things in Life Are Free
  3. Bill Bailey
  4. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  5. Frankie and Johnny
  6. Medley: Try a Little Tenderness/(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  7. If I Had a Hammer
  8. When I Fall in Love
  9. Twistin' the Night Away
  10. Band Introductions
  11. This Little Light of Mine
  12. Blowin' in the Wind
  13. Tennessee Waltz
Twistin' the Night Away
Sam Cooke
[収録曲]
  1. Twistin' the Night Away
  2. Sugar Dumpling
  3. Twistin' in the Kitchen
  4. Somebody's Gonna Miss Me
  5. Whole Lotta Woman
  6. The Twist
  7. Twistin' in the Old Town
  8. Movin' and Groovin'
  9. Camptown Twist
  10. Somebody Have Mercy
  11. Soothe Me
  12. That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On
Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers
Sam Cooke
[収録曲]
  1. Peace In The Valley
  2. It Won't Be Very Long
  3. How Far Am I From Canaan?
  4. Just Another Day
  5. Come And Go to That Land
  6. Any Day Now
  7. He'll Make a Way
  8. Nearer To Thee
  9. Be With Me Jesus
  10. One More River
  11. I'm So Glad (Trouble Don't Last Always)
  12. Wonderful
  13. Farther Along
  14. Touch The Hem Of His Garment
  15. Jesus Wash Away My Troubles
  16. Must Jesus Bear This Cross Alone?
  17. That's Heaven to Me
  18. Were You There?
  19. Mean Old World
  20. Lord Remember Me
  21. Lovable
  22. Forever
  23. I'll Come Running Back to You
  24. That's All I Need to Know
  25. I Don't Want to Cry
RCA Albums Collection
Sam Cooke
  1. Cooke's Tour
  2. Hits of the 50's
  3. Sam Cooke/Swing Low
  4. My Kind of Blues
  5. Twistin' the Night Away
  6. Mr. Soul
  7. Night Beat
  8. One Night Stand!
  9. Sam Cooke: Live at the Harlem
  10. Square Club, 1963
Keen Records Story
Sam Cooke
[収録曲]
Disc.1
  1. You Send Me
  2. The Lonesome Road
  3. Tammy
  4. Ol' Man River
  5. Moonlight In Vermont
  6. Canadian Sunset
  7. Summertime (Part 1)
  8. Around The World
  9. Ain't Misbehavin'
  10. The Bells Of St. Mary's
  11. So Long
  12. Danny Boy
  13. That Lucky Old Sun
  14. Oh! Look At Me Now
  15. Someday
  16. Along The Navajo Trail
  17. Running Wild
  18. Accentuate The Positive
  19. Mary, Mary Lou
  20. When I Fall In Love
  21. I Cover The Waterfront
  22. My Foolish Heart
  23. Today I Sing The Blues
  24. The Gypsy
  25. It's The Talk Of The Town
Disc.2
  1. God Bless The Child
  2. She's Funny That Way
  3. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
  4. Good Morning, Heartache
  5. Ain't Nobody's Bizness (If I Do)
  6. Comes Love
  7. Lover Girl
  8. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
  9. Lover Come Back To Me
  10. Solitude
  11. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  12. Crazy She Calls Me
  13. There, I've Said It Again
  14. One Hour Ahead Of The Posse
  15. Summertime (Part 2)
Disc.3
  1. Only Sixteen
  2. All Of My Life
  3. Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha
  4. Blue Moon
  5. Win Your Love For Me
  6. Lonely Island
  7. You Send Me
  8. Love You Most Of All
  9. For Sentimental Reasons
  10. The Little Things You Do
  11. Let's Go Steady Again
  12. You Were Made For Me
  13. Desire Me
  14. Almost In Your Arms
  15. Stealing Kisses
  16. Win Your Love For Me (Alt Version)
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World