Sam Cooke, "Lost and Lookin'"
KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in RCA Victor's Music Center of the World, 1510 N.Vine St., Hollywood on February 25th 1963 for Sam Cooke's version of "Lost and Lookin' " first released on his "Night Beat" LP in August 1963.
"Sam Cooke was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1931 and moved to Chicago as a child. His father being a minister, Sam began performing gospel music as a boy and at age 19 he joined The Soul Stirrers an established and successful Gospel Quartet. In 1957 Sam quit gospel for secular music and made over 30 U.S.Top 40 Hits before his death in 1964. He was shot dead during an altercation with a motel manager - the verdict "justifiable homicide". The "Night Beat" LP is well worth checking out as it presents his voice within a small combo setting, as opposed to the sometimes heavy orchestration of his hits." KV
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