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Sam Cooke at the Copa


  • 1. Opening Introduction
    2. Best Things in Life Are Free, The
    3. Bill Bailey
    4. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
    5. Frankie and Johnny
    6. Medley: Try a Little Tenderness/(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
    7. If I Had a Hammer
    8. When I Fall in Love
    9. Twistin' the Night Away
    10. Band Introductions
    11. This Little Light of Mine
    12. Blowin' in the Wind
    13. Tennessee Waltz
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99702

  • Credits
    ProducerAl Schmitt
    EngineerGus Skinas; Bernard Keville

    Personnel: Sam Cooke (vocals); Cliff White, Bobby Womack (guitar); Harper Cosby (bass); June Gardner (drums); Sticks Evans (percussion); Joe Mele's Copacabana Band.
    Recorded live at the Copacabana, New York, New York on July 8, 1964.
    This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
    Personnel: Sam Cooke (vocals); Cliff White, Bobby Womack (guitar); Harper Cosby (bass); June Gardner (drums); Sticks Evans (percussion); Joe Mele's Copacabana Band.
    Recorded live at the Copacabana, New York, New York on July 8, 1964. Includes
    liner notes by Peter Guralnick.
    Personnel: Sam Cooke (vocals); Clif White, Clifford White, Bobby Womack (guitar); John Altman (flute, clarinet, saxophone); Joseph Foglia (flute, saxophone); Tony Ferina, William McLeish Smith, George Barrow (clarinet, saxophone); Clyde Reasinger, George Triffon (trumpet); Alfred Cobbs, Ronald Plumby, Dicky Harris, Bart Varsalona (trombone); June Gardner (drums); Sticks Evans (percussion).
    Audio Remixer: Steve Rosenthal.
    Liner Note Authors: Don Paulsen; Peter Guralnick.
    Recording information: Copacabana, New York City, NY [live] (07/08/1964).
    Photographer: Wally Seawell.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Eugene Padden; Joe Mele ; Virgil "Stinky" Davis.
    Arranger: Rene Hall.
    In 1964, when this concert at New York City's legendary Copacabana night club was recorded, Sam Cooke was at the top of his game, having charted numerous times with his unique blend of pop and soul. The success doesn't seem to have gone to his head, though: he sounds relaxed and conversational throughout this intimate performance.
    Accompanied by a band that includes Bobby Womack on guitar, Cooke brings his R&B tendencies further to the fore than on his immaculately produced studio work. He moves deftly through his own hits, like "You Send Me" and "Twistin' The Night Away," but it's on the folk songs "If I Had A Hammer" and "Blowin' In The Wind" that he really stretches out, proving himself a gifted interpreter unbound by stylistic constrictions. AT THE COPA is an essential part of the Cooke canon.

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