In 1963, Sam Cooke was on fire. The year saw the release of two successful full length LPs, including “Mr. Soul”, originally released by RCA Victor. The album contains some of Cooke’s most soulful and endearing ballads, supported by beautifully arranged strings that add texture to Cooke’s masterful vocal delivery. The remarkable production of the album, thanks to Brill Building legends Hugo & Luigi, now sounds more intimate than ever in this newly remastered stereo mix.
– First vinyl reissue of this album since its original release
– Sam Cooke had 30 U.S. top 40 hits between 1957 and 1964
– Limited edition audiophile pressing – mastered from the original stereo tapes by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios and cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Pressed/plated at RTI.
2. Willow Weep for Me
3. Chains of Love
4. Smoke Rings
5. All the Way
6. Send Me Some Lovin’
2. Driftin’ Blues
3. For Sentimental Reasons
4. Nothing Can Change This Love
5. Little Girl
6. These Foolish Things