A Japanese pressing of Shake, by Sam Cooke, complete with obi.
Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Shake by Sam Cooke, complete with obi.
Shake was the first album released after Cooke’s untimely death in December 1964, and the title track reached #7 on the U.S. pop charts.
Sam Cooke had been killed the previous month with a current single, “Shake,” ready for release. A brilliant up-tempo song with dazzling vocal acrobatics and a great beat, it was issued less than two weeks after Cooke’s death and soared into the Top Ten, but there was no accompanying LP, and Cooke had not left behind enough unissued studio material to create one. Instead, starting within days of Cooke’s death in order to get this album out for January of 1965, RCA reached back as far as six years, to Cooke’s sides for Specialty records and the Keen label (“Win Your Love for Me,” “Comes Love”), up through songs from early 1964’s A Change Is Gonna Come album and the handful of numbers he’d finished late in the year.
YOu can listen to “Shake” here:
About this copy: This copy of Shake is a Japanese pressing, released in 1975. The cover, obi and disc are all M-.
Lyric insert is missing.
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
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