Live At The Harlem Square Club - RCA 5181 - 1963
Cooke himself is in top-form and leaves himself no breaks between the songs. Vocally he's rawer than we usually meet him on his studio-recordings, but just as brilliant and convincing. He is backed by a competent band, and the whole show is just breath-taking. Highlight for me is hearing the audience singing along on "For Sentimental Reasons". Note that compared to the other live album available with Sam Cooke, this album contains almost entirely Cooke originals. Recommended for fans of atmospheric live-recordings. If you prefer the more polished sounding Cooke - this probably won't be the right buy.