Colin Meloy Sings Sam Cooke

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Colin Meloy Sings Sam Cooke
EP by Colin Meloy
Released April 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Folk
Length 15:17
Producer Chad Crouch
Colin Meloy chronology
Colin Meloy Sings Live!
(2008)
Colin Meloy Sings Sam Cooke
(2008)

Colin Meloy Sings Sam Cooke is a tour-only EP by Colin Meloy, lead singer of The Decemberists. It is the third in a series of EPs featuring covers of influential artists, which includes works of Morrissey (Colin Meloy Sings Morrissey) and Shirley Collins (Colin Meloy Sings Shirley Collins). The album was released to accompany his 2008 solo tour, and features five covers of songs previously performed by the American gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer Sam Cooke. Four songs were written or co-written by Cooke; one, "Summertime," is a pop standard that Cooke had performed in 1957. The artwork of the album was designed by Carson Ellis, who has done much of the artwork for The Decemberists, and all of Colin Meloy's solo work. The EP also includes vocals from Laura Gibson.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cupid"
  2. "Summertime"
  3. "That's Where It's At"
  4. "Good Times"
  5. "Bring It On Home To Me"