Editors’ Notes Sam Cooke's decision to shift away from The Soul Stirrers' gospel and blend R&B with pop music meant Cooke indeed "invented" soul music for the '60s. This extensive career survey starts with his early pop successes, such as "You Send Me," "For Sentimental Reasons," and select album tracks. It ends with the complete Night Beat and Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 albums. Though contractual reasons prevent "A Change Is Gonna Come" and other material from Cooke's final year of recording from being included here, there's no shortage of great songs to uncover. Quite simply, Cooke could sing anything and make it a meaningful experience. While pop hits like "Only Sixteen," "Havin' a Party," and "Twistin' the Night Away" are obvious and joyous performances, it's heartening that lesser-known cuts such as "Let's Go Steady Again," "I Lost Everything," and the alternate takes of "Another Saturday Night" and "Sad Mood" are also featured. The amount of material Cooke recorded ensures that it takes several decent collections to capture the full spectrum of his achievements. However, The Man Who Invented Soul is an essential centerpiece.

SONG
You Send Me
1
2:42
 
Summertime Pt. 1
2
2:21
 
For Sentimental Reasons
3
2:37
 
Desire Me
4
2:24
 
Lonely Island
5
2:29
 
You Were Made for Me
6
2:56
 
Win Your Love for Me
7
2:31
 
Love You Most of All
8
2:16
 
Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha
9
2:41
 
No One Can Take Your Place
10
2:19
 
Only Sixteen
11
2:12
 
With You
12
2:36
 
Crazy She Calls Me
13
2:32
 
I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
14
2:32
 
Comes Love
15
2:27
 
Ain't Nobody's Business
16
2:24
 
Little Things You Do
17
2:14
 
There, I've Said It Again
18
1:58
 
When I Fall In Love
19
2:42
 
Let's Go Steady Again
20
2:31
 
(What a) Wonderful World
21
2:05
 
Chain Gang
1
2:39
 
I Belong to Your Heart
2
2:17
 
Teenage Sonata
3
2:40
 
Love Me
4
2:20
 
Sad Mood
5
2:31
 
If I Had You (I'd Be Happy)
6
2:22
 
You Belong to Me
7
2:44
 
Sad Mood
8
2:37
 
Tenderness
9
2:19
 
That's It - I Quit - I'm Movin' On
10
2:36
 
Hold On
11
2:47
 
Cupid
12
2:34
 
Tenderness
13
2:24
 
Don't Get Around Much Any More
14
3:11
 
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
15
3:24
 
Baby Won't You Please Come Home
16
2:12
 
Trouble In Mind
17
2:58
 
Out In the Cold Again
18
2:23
 
Exactly Like You
19
2:07
 
Since I Met You Baby
20
3:02
 
I'm Just a Lucky So and So
21
3:14
 
But Not for Me
22
2:31
 
You're Always On My Mind
23
2:15
 
(Don't Fight It) Feel It
24
1:59
 
It's All Right
25
2:44
 
Twistin' the Night Away
26
2:39
 
One More Time
27
2:24
 
Don't Cry On My Shoulder
28
2:42
 
Somebody's Gonna Miss Me
1
2:45
 
Somebody Have Mercy
2
3:03
 
Sugar Dumpling
3
2:15
 
Nothin' Can Change This Love (Alternate Version)
4
2:14
 
Talkin' Trash
5
2:13
 
Movin' and Groovin'
6
2:53
 
Soothe Me
7
2:17
 
Having a Party
8
2:34
 
Bring It On Home to Me
9
2:42
 
A Whole Lotta Woman
10
2:31
 
I'm Gonna Forget About You
11
2:27
 
Nothin' Can Change This Love
12
2:37
 
Baby, Baby, Baby
13
2:27
 
Send Me Some Lovin'
14
2:45
 
All the Way
15
3:28
 
Smoke Rings
16
3:24
 
I Wish You Love
17
2:22
 
Driftin' Blues
18
3:16
 
Little Girl
19
2:34
 
Cry Me a River
20
2:46
 
These Foolish Things
21
3:59
 
Frankie and Johnnie
22
2:43
 
I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More
23
2:22
 
Another Saturday Night
24
2:43
 
Love Will Find a Way
25
2:15
 
Cool Train (First Stereo Release)
26
2:32
 
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
1
3:23
 
Lost and Lookin'
2
2:11
 
Mean Old World
3
3:45
 
Please Don't Drive Me Away
4
2:12
 
I Lost Everything
5
3:23
 
Get Yourself Another Fool
6
4:04
 
Little Red Rooster
7
2:50
 
Laughin' and Clownin'
8
3:35
 
Trouble Blues
9
3:21
 
You Gotta Move
10
2:37
 
Fool's Paradise
11
2:33
 
Shake, Rattle and Roll
12
3:26
 
Intro / (Don't Fight It) Feel It
13
3:46
 
Chain Gang (Live)
14
3:11
 
Cupid
15
2:45
 
It's All Right / For Sentimental Reasons
16
5:13
 
Twistin' the Night Away
17
4:17
 
Somebody Have Mercy
18
7:16
 
Bring It On Home to Me
19
3:04
 
Nothin' Can Change This Love
20
3:46
 
Having a Party
21
5:25
 

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