25 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Before he became a legendary, mind-blowingly smooth soul singer, Sam Cooke was a clear-voiced gospel troubadour, joining with his group The Soul Stirrers for vocal pyrotechnics, sanctified singing, and rousing gospel truths. This collection pulls together 25 classics, ranging from a cappella workouts to organ-led church jams to songs that more closely resemble mainstream pop. The common threads: stirring gospel harmonies and lyrics of deep Christian devotion. “Farther Along,” somehow smooth and gritty at the same time, and a wailing “Touch the Hem of His Garment” are standouts.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Before he became a legendary, mind-blowingly smooth soul singer, Sam Cooke was a clear-voiced gospel troubadour, joining with his group The Soul Stirrers for vocal pyrotechnics, sanctified singing, and rousing gospel truths. This collection pulls together 25 classics, ranging from a cappella workouts to organ-led church jams to songs that more closely resemble mainstream pop. The common threads: stirring gospel harmonies and lyrics of deep Christian devotion. “Farther Along,” somehow smooth and gritty at the same time, and a wailing “Touch the Hem of His Garment” are standouts.

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