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The Man and His Music

The Man and His Music
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Description: A 28-track best-of giving conclusive proof that soul's doomed golden boy was a singer of exquisite control and grace. Opening with a couple of Soul Stirrers gospel gems, The Man & His Music packs together most of Cooke's great pop sides, from the airily lovely "You Send Me" all the way to the majestic "A Change Is Gonna Come." Some of the cuts are more twee than others--it's rare that he touches the soulful pinnacles of "Bring It on Home to Me" or "That's Where It's At," and too often he descends to dross like "When a Boy Falls in Love." Even on the more winsome hits, though ... (more)
Manufacturer: RCA Victor
Release date: 25 October 1990
Number of discs: 30
EAN: 0078635712728 UPC: 078635712728
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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"This set shows that vocally, Sam Cooke was the vital link between the silky-smooth balladry of Nat “King” Cole and the raw R&B; power of Ray Charles. And as a songwriter, he turned gospel into soul and then gave soul a social conscience. Standout track: “Another Saturday Night”"


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