Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of the 1960 LP Cooke’s Tour by Sam Cooke.
About this copy: This copy of Cooke’s Tour is an original U.S. stereo pressing with 1S stampers on both sides and the RCA black label.
The cover is VG++, with faint ring wear on the back.
The disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any, play.
A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find as a first pressing.
Background: Cooke’s Tour was Sam Cooke’s first LP for RCA, and the label made a serious effort to promote him has a smooth, middle-of-the-road singer like Johnny Mathis.
The plan apparently didn’t work, and the album did not chart.
Sam Cooke’s debut album for RCA was a fundamentally flawed attempt to shoehorn his singing into a safe, MOR pop concept album, showcasing songs about different parts of the world. The strings and harps are almost overpowering and, given what Cooke should have been singing for his first LP for the label, are doubly inappropriate. The repertory is about as safe as can be, including “Jamaica Farewell,” “South of the Border,” “Bali Ha’i,” “Arrivederci, Roma,” and “London by Night”…
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1960|