Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono pressing of Hits of the 50s by Sam Cooke.
About this copy: This copy of Hits of the 50s is an original U.S. mono pressing on the RCA black label with the dog on the top. It’s a fairly early pressing with 3S/3S stampers.
The cover is VG+, with slight ring wear. The disc is M- and appears to have only been played a couple of times.
A nice copy of an LP that’s hard to find as a first pressing.
Background: Hits of the 50s was Sam Cooke’s second LP for RCA after moving over from Keen Records. The album did not chart.
Sam Cooke’s second RCA album is mostly a missed opportunity, in terms of representing much about Sam Cooke as an artist or singer — having him cover pop hits of the previous decade wasn’t a terrible idea on its face, but Cooke was still getting accustomed to working at RCA, and he wasn’t inspired by the material or the way it was chosen, and the result is an album aimed at what the label thought the white teenage market was all about…
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1960|