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Keep Movin On [Hybrid SACD, Best of]

Sam Cooke Audio CD
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1. Good News
2. Rome (Wasn't Built In A Day)
3. Meet Me At Mary's Place
4. Basin Street Blues
5. Cousin Of Mine
6. Tennessee Waltz
7. Falling In Love
8. When A Boy Falls In Love
9. Good Times
10. Shake
11. Yeah Man
12. It's Got The Whole Word Shakin'
13. The Riddle Song
14. I'm Just A Country Boy
15. Try A Little Love
16. There'll Be No Second Time
17. Another Saturday Night
18. Sugar Dumpling
19. That's Where Its At
20. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Love You
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There's music for Saturday night, and there's music for Sunday morning. The late Sam Cooke made music for both days and, in fact, every day of the week. Cooke was blessed with a fluid, emotionally resonant tone and a graceful, effortless élan, and his legacy has only grown over the years, in spite of his violent death under mysterious circumstances in 1964. Keep Movin' On not only keeps Cooke's flame burning but turns it up a notch, including 23 tracks, 21 of which have not been available to the public for many years. Most songs on this album (many of which were written and produced by Cooke) come from the latter part of his career, and the title track, a finger-popping and soulful stroll, was recorded a month before Cooke's death. Featuring extensive liner notes by noted writer Peter Guralnick, Keep Movin' On features such Cooke classics as "Another Saturday Night" and "A Change Is Gonna Come," along with a hip-swiveling cover of "Tennessee Waltz" and the elated "Yeah Man," whose melody became Arthur Conley's "Sweet Soul Music." In this era of neo-soul, it's often rewarding to go back to the source, and given the wealth of great music for which Cooke's sophisticated passion was a source, this collection is a must. --Amy Linden

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gives an idea of what was lost April 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
This Cd gives you an idea of the kind of thing that Sam Cooke would have been recording had it not been for the tragic night of Dec. 11, 1964 (a little over a week before I was born, in fact). Much of this points to the future direction of Soul Music. "Yeah man" is clearly the original version of Arthur Conley's "Sweet Soul Music." "Ease My Troubled Mind" could be seen either as a metaphor for Sam's personal problems at the time (his son had just died) or that of the Civil Rights Movement. "It's Got the Whole World Shaking" is one of Sam's lesser-known, but not lesser tunes.
"The Riddle Song" usually brings guffaws to most modern listeners because of the classic comedy scene in "Animal House" that involves this song (where John Belushi smashes the guitar of a terrible sounding folksinger who warbles the tune), but Sam's moving rendition brings the tune back to it's original dignity.
"A Change Is Gonna Come" needs no further elaboration from me, but "Keep Moving On" sounds almost like a sequel to "Change," somewhat of a less elaborate hymn to positive thinking. I strongly recommend that you play this song before you go to work or school, it will really put you in a good frame of mind to face adversity. One can only wonder why it was never publicly released after it was recorded in 1963. But in either case, listen and enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Back In The Saddle--And Better Than Ever Nov. 4 2003
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Format:Audio CD
Legal and personal problems (not the least of which was the sudden drowning death of his infant son) kept Sam Cooke out of the recording studio for the bulk of 1963. When he finally returned there near year's end, he did so with a vengeance: A goldmine of new--and very strong--original songs, along with a handful of covers done his own way for good measure. It is those recording sessions conducted over the final year of Sam's life which comprise 90% of this outstanding--and phenomenal-sounding cd.
With the exception of gospel, pretty much the full gamut of Cooke's stylistic reservoir is tapped in this collection. If, for instance, dancing's your thing, "Shake," Good Times," "It's Got The Whole World Shakin'" and "Yeah Man," among others, will take care of you. (Note: The latter of those would later serve as an obvious musical and melodic springboard for Arthur Conley's classic "Sweet Soul Music.") If you want good soul-driven blues, "There'll Be No Second Time" and "Somebody Ease My Troubled Mind" will do you. There are tender ballads ("When A Boy Falls In Love"), and New Orleans-flavored r&b ("Cousin Of Mine" and "Basin Street Blues.") There are also two songs in this collection which were herebefore unreleased, the title track, and "I'm Just A Country Boy." The underrated Cooke original "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day" is one of my favorite cuts: Sounds to me like one which could have been issued as a single and had some chart success. And of course, I'd be remissed if I didn't mention Sam's greatest artistic achievement: "A Change Is Gonna Come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Parties and pathos - a masterwork! April 6 2003
Format:Audio CD
It's great to see all the praise this CD has received in other reviews, and I completely agree with everyone. Sam was a master of his craft, and in these late recordings he achieved new and greater heights than ever before. If only he had lived longer! One reviewer here said that with Sam, you always have one foot in church. How true! He even pulls spiritual pathos out of his party songs. Check out the gospel-style call and response of "Meet Me at Mary's Place" and "Good Times", in which "we're gonna stay here 'til we soothe our souls, if it takes all night long." Oooh! Then he can turn right around and make you boogie to a heartbreak song, as he does in "Tennessee Waltz", referring to his ex-friend as a "dirty dog" (NOT in the original lyrics). He throws in some dixieland jazz with the humorous "Cousin of Mine", in which a double dealing femme fatale gets caught red-handed, and attempts to persuade each of her men that the other is her long lost cousin. "Good News" isn't gospel, it's my girl's comin' home. Check out that banjo! "A Change is Gonna Come" has been well-praised by others here, but don't think of it just as a protest song or as something from another era. Think of it as being about you, today, and you'll feel its impact. This collection is the high water mark of a great career and a great man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moved by Keep Movin' ON Aug. 14 2002
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Format:Audio CD
To me there are two catagories of singers; Sam Cooke and everybody else. I mean has there ever been a greater voice in popular music? In the cd "Keep Movin' On", there is some of Sam's best work. Let's start with the obvious "A Change is Gonna Come" may possibly the best r&b song ever recorded. Then you add such soul gems as "Good Times", "That's Where It's At", "Sugar Dumpling", "Meet Me ATt Mary's Place" and "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day", and you really have something special. On top of that Sam further displays the beauty of his voice with his eloquent rendition of the "Riddle Song". This cd also includes a number of standards and other Sam Cooke hits. I've heard all of these songs before except for the title song "Keep Movin' On". What a gift for all of Sam's fans...that song is absolutely awesome. There is not a singer today (or any other time) that can touch Sam Cooke. When you here Sam Cooke sing you have one foot in church. Compared to the "studio" stuff singers are releasing today Sam Cooke shows us why he was the MAN WHO INVENTED SOUL! Buy this cd and get ready for greatness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sam's lesser know songs
It was difficult to ever find A Change Is Gonna Come on Sam Cooke's CD, but this one had it. Fantastic songs; all 23 of them. Sam Cooke was really special.
Published 17 months ago by Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album By A Singer Who Died At Far Too Young An Age
This is an excellent album containing some of the last recordings Sam Cooke made before his untimely death in 1964. Read more
Published on Sept. 7 2011 by Mark Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony Copy-Protected CD / Incompatible with I-Tunes
Great CD. Works okay with WMA format, but appears to be copy-protected and won't work with Apple's I-Tunes (IPOD). What a rip!
Published on July 1 2004 by Sherry Steinbrecher
5.0 out of 5 stars BEFORE HIS TIME , OF HIS TIME , OF ALL TIME
Keep Movin'On shows that SAM COOKE PAID THE WAY OF RB TODAY.
THERES ONLY ONE SAM COOKE.
Published on April 12 2003 by STANLEY L STITT
5.0 out of 5 stars Sam Cooke: The Rest Of The Story
It is obvious that when the "Man Who Invented Soul" box set was conceived, it was hoped that this material would make up its fourth disc. Read more
Published on June 12 2002 by David W. Coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars love this man!
I just love this man as a performer his voice just thrills I love my cd and can't wait for Sam's official website! thank you so much for sending my cd hassel free!
Published on May 18 2002 by maryam finley
5.0 out of 5 stars duh
Sam Cooke is the greatest vocalist of all time. Period. I thought I'd heard every essential track, prior to listening to this latest release. Stupid me. Read more
Published on March 9 2002 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep Movin On
What can you say, another great cd by the late sam cooke. i own about everything on sam since 1982. The song keep movin on is a real treasure as well as somebody ease my troublin... Read more
Published on March 4 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
I JUST LOVE SAME COOKE. MY MOM WAS AND STILL IS SO CRAZY ABOUT SAM COOKE'S MUSIC. HIS VOICE IS SO SMOOTH AND SILKY. Read more
Published on Feb. 15 2002 by evelyn shorter
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