"This was one of Cooke's more successful LPs, only his second ever to chart (the first was his 1957 debut long-player), and from here on, all of his albums would sell in serious numbers. Twistin' the Night Away remains one of Cooke's most accessible records, despite the fact that it was a "twist" album, aimed by the producers at cashing in on that craze, and Cooke was shoehorned into doing numbers like "Camptown Twist," "Twistin' in the Kitchen With Dinah," and "Twistin' in the Old Town," as well as his version of Hank Ballard's "The Twist." Around them, the singer is at his most soulful, exciting, and passionate, on the bluesy "Somebody Have Mercy"; the romantic lament "Somebody's Gonna Miss Me"; the ebullient "Sugar Dumpling"; the achingly beautiful, yearning "A Whole Lot of Woman"; the soaring "Soothe Me" (with Lou Rawls); and the slow dance number "Movin' and Groovin' ." One of the great dance albums of its period, but a brilliant soul album as well, which is why it holds up 40 years later." - AMG.
One of Sam Cooke's most collectable albums. Copies have sold for over $300 on ebay.
This LP is an original 1st pressing from 1962 with 1S/1S as part of it's Matrix.
The record is NM-.
The jacket is Exc++.
The LP playsMint+.
This LP sounds like it was just pressed! Crystal clear vocals and instsruments, deep Bass, detailed, warm midrange and open, transparent high's. Imaging is superb - each voice and instrument is clearly defined and it's 'space' is rock-solid. An absolutely superb sound!
1 Twistin' the Night Away
2 Sugar Dumpling
3 Twistin' in the Kitchen
4 Somebody's Gonna Miss Me
5 Whole Lotta Woman
6 The Twist
7 Twistin' in the Old Town
8 Movin' and Groovin'
9 Camptown Twist
10 Somebody Have Mercy
11 Soothe Me
12 That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On
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