Sam Cooke

Keep Movin On! - Abkco 3563 - 2002

Tracks: 1. Good News / 2. Rome (Wasn't Built In A Day) / 3. Meet Me At Mary's Place / 4. Basin Street Blues / 5. Cousin Of Mine / 6. Tennessee Waltz / 7. Falling In Love / 8. When A Boy Falls In Love / 9. Good Times / 10. Shake / 11. Yeah Man / 12. It's Got The Whole World Shakin' / 13. Riddle Song, The / 14. I'm Just A Country Boy / 15. Try A Little Love / 16. There'll Be No Second Time / 17. Another Saturday Night / 18. Sugar Dumpling / 19. That's Where It's At / 20. You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You / 21. Ease My Troublin' Mind, (Somebody) / 22. A Change Is Gonna Come / 23. Keep Movin' On


"Keep Movin' on" is a compilation that ,with a few exceptions, covers the last year of Sam Cooke's recording career. The last album released in his own lifetime, the great "Ain't That Good News" is almost completely covered here; along with rarities, singles and some of his very last recordings from November 1964.

For people who only know Sam Cooke from pop-hits like "Only Sixteen", "A Wonderful World" and "You Send Me", it may sound a little odd that Cooke is often called the creator of soul-music. This wouldn't be the case if they were familar with these late Sam Cooke recordings. "Ain't That Good New" is my favourite Sam Cooke original album; and most best from songs from that album such as "Meet Me at Mary's Place", "Good Times", "The Riddle Song" and the title track are included.

Other highlight are "Shake", "That's Where it's At" ( I believe this song inspired Otis Redding to do "That's How Strong my Love is" ), and the previously unreleased "Keep Moving On"

Fine informative 26 pages booklet included! Essential listening for fans of early soul-music - and fans of good music in general!

My favourites are "Blackwaterside", "Wretched Wilbur", "Crazy Lady Blues" and both versions of "Late November"

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