The Cool Hall of Fame #5


Sam Cooke (no relation, sadly)

4 comments:

Rob said...

Man, that guy could sing. Cool is almost not enough for him.

BCNU

swac said...

I agree. And I thought I had heard everything, until one night on CBC I heard a clip from a live recording of the Soul Stirrers that apparently is only available on a massive box set for a gajillion dollars. I knew the intensity of Cooke live from the Harlem Square Club album, but nothing could prepare me for this. I sat there in the car and wept. It's probably the purest, most emotional piece of singing I've ever heard, and that's saying something. It was to spirituality and possession what Howlin' Wolf is to getting down and dirty. Lord have mercy.

Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen wrote:

I agree. And I thought I had heard everything, until one night on CBC I heard a clip from a live recording of the Soul Stirrers that apparently is only available on a massive box set for a gajillion dollars. I knew the intensity of Cooke live from the Harlem Square Club album, but nothing could prepare me for this. I sat there in the car and wept. It's probably the purest, most emotional piece of singing I've ever heard, and that's saying something. It was to spirituality and possession what Howlin' Wolf is to getting down and dirty. Lord have mercy.

*****
Oh, great. Now I've gotta track down this recording after reading that. Though easier for me will be getting the Harlem Square Club date, which I've never heard.

Tell me it's not what I imagine it to be, Stephen.

El Prezidente said...

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