Sam Cooke’s early albums reissued on vinyl

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Celebrating his 90th birthday.

Sam Cooke’s first three solo albums are to be reissued on vinyl by ABKCO this January.

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Featuring 1958’s Sam Cooke and Encore, and 1959’s Tribute to the Lady, ABKCO has collected Cooke’s work for Keen Records after he distanced himself from American gospel group The Soul Stirrers.

Cooke’s self-titled 1958 album has been reissued in its original mono format, while cover album Encore includes his rendition of ‘Accentuate The Positive’. Tribute To The Lady pays homage to Billie Holiday, aka ‘Lady Day’, and saw Cooke reimagining Holiday’s oeuvre.

Head here for more info in advance of their 24th of January release, check out the artworks and tracklists below.

Tracklist:

Sam Cooke

Side A

1. You Send Me
2. The Lonesome Road
3. Tammy
4.Ol’ Man River
5. Moonlight in Vermont
6. Canadian Sunset

Side B

1. Summertime
2. Around the World
3. Ain’t Misbehavin
4. The Bells of St. Mary
5. So Long
6. Danny Boy
7. That Lucky Old Sun

Encore

Side A

1. Oh, Look At Me Now
2. Someday
3. Along The Navaho Trail
4. Running Wild
5. Accentuate The Positive
6. Mary, Mary Lou

Side B

1. When I Fall In Love
2. I Cover The Waterfront
3. My Foolish Heart
4. Today I Sing The Blues
5. The Gypsy
6. It’s The Talk Of The Town

Billie Holiday, Tribute to the Lady

Side A

1. God Bless The Child
2. She’s Funny That Way
3. I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues
4. Good Morning Heartache
5. T’Aint Nobody’s Bizness (If I Do)
6. Comes Love

Side B

1. Lover Girl (Man)
2. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
3. Lover Come Back To Me
4. Solitude
5. They Can’t Take That Away From Me
6. Crazy In Love With You

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