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The first half of this collection, focusing on the Soul Stirrers, features some of the most wonderful gospel songs ever written - and inspired, R&B-style performances. If this don't stir you soul, if it don't make you wanna sing and shout, if it don't move you... child, ain't you alive? The second half has some good music too, though much more pop... I find myself wishing that I could pick and choose and not end up paying more.

Well Worth The Investment

If you're a SC fan this is a must have. There are a TON of songs on these two discs. You may not like every one, but you'll love most of them. RH Harris on the gospel disc is incredible--check out "Somebody", it's haunting. On the secular side Sam sings "Somewhere There's A Girl", one of my new favs. His brother is also great on "Put Me Down Easy", one of many SC originals. "Wade in the Water", "I'm a Pilgram", "Soothe Me", "That's Where It's At" are all indespensible. Any fan of soul will not be dissapointed!

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Born: January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, MS

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s

Sam Cooke was the most important soul singer in history -- he was also the inventor of soul music, and its most popular and beloved performer in both the black and white communities. Equally important, he was among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of the music business, and founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer. Yet, those business interests didn't prevent him from being engaged in...
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