Sam Cooke – Sam Cooke Sampler 1986 promo-only EP


A copy of the 1986 promo-only EP Sam Cooke Sampler, by Sam Cooke.

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Offered for sale is a scarce 1986 promo-only 12″ EP by Sam Cooke called the Sam Cooke Sampler, released to promote the album The Legend Lives On.

About this copy: This copy of the Sam Cooke Sampler has a M- cover and disc.  The disc appears to have had little, if any, play.

A nice copy of a terrific disc with some unique material.

Background: In 1986, RCA Records released what was then regarded as the definitive collection of songs by Sam Cooke, a 2 LP set called The Legend Lives On.

To promote this LP, the Sam Cooke Sampler (titled simply “Sam Cooke” on the labels) was sent to radio stations.

This 12″ EP contains several medleys that were specially compiled for this disc that is not on the commercial album.

Tracks are:

  • Pop Medley (You Send Me/I’ll Come Running Back to You/When a Boy Falls in Love/Only Sixteen/Just for You/Chain Gang/Wonderful World/Win Your Love for Me/Cupid) 4:02
  • Soul Medley I (Nothing Can Change This Love/Bring It On Home to Me/That’s Where It’s At/Love Will Find a Way/Sad Mood/Ain’t That Good News) 3:17
  • Party Medley (Good Times/Having a Party/Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day/Another Saturday Night/Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha/Twistin’ the Night Away/Shake) 4:12
  • Soul Medley II (That’s Heaven to Me/Touch the Hem of His Garment/Meet Me at Mary’s Place/Soothe Me/Somebody Have Mercy/A Change is Gonna Come) 2:55
  • Wonderful World (studio version) 2:05
  • Just for You (studio version) 2:19
  • A Change is Gonna Come (studio version) 3:14
Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: RCA
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1986
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in