Sam Cooke TWistin' The Night Away: The R&B Hits 1957-62
Sam Cooke was amongst the most influential singers and songwriters in the early years of soul. His unique vocals and pioneering contribution to the genre has led him to be known as The King Of Soul. Starting off his career as lead singer for The Soul Stirrers in 1951, Cooke went on to have a hugely successful solo career, achieving 30 US Top 40 hits from 1957 up until his untimely death in 1964. We celebrate Cooke's incredible output with 18 of his best-selling and most influential tracks cut between 1957 and 1962. Every release reached at least No.10 in either the R&B, Hot 100 or UK charts. Starting with his first major breakthrough You Send Me, it naturally includes other smashes Cupid, Chain Gang, Another Saturday Night, Wonderful World, Only Sixteen and of course, the timeless Twistin' The Night Away. Appreciation of Sam Cooke's work and influence has continued to grow over the decades as music fans come to realise his resonance in pop, soul and R&B. This collection serves as a fitting tribute to Cooke's lasting genius, originality and his remarkable contribution to music.