We Remember Sam Cooke

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We Remember Sam Cooke
Studio album by The Supremes
Released April 12, 1965
Recorded 1965
Genre Pop/soul/R&B
Length 28:20
Label Motown
M 629
Producer Harvey Fuqua
Hal Davis
Marc Gordon
The Supremes chronology
The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop
(1965)
We Remember Sam Cooke
(1965)
More Hits by The Supremes
(1965)
Alternative cover
Cover for United Kingdom/international versions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

We Remember Sam Cooke is an album recorded by The Supremes, issued by Motown in April 1965 (see 1965 in music). The album is a tribute album dedicated to soul musician Sam Cooke, who had died the previous December. Notable selections on the album, consisting entirely of Cooke covers, included covers of "A Change Is Gonna Come", "You Send Me" and "(Ain't That) Good News" (led by Florence Ballard).

It was the second most successful in a series of themed albums enjoying a #5 peak on the Billboard R&B chart. It showcased the versatility of the group with a Brit pop album under their belt, as well as, a country and western themed album. According to Motown data this album managed to sell over 325,000 copies.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sam Cooke, unless otherwise noted.

Side One[edit]

  1. "You Send Me"
  2. "Nothing Can Change This Love"
  3. "Cupid"
  4. "Chain Gang" (Sam Cooke, Charles Cook)
  5. "Bring It on Home to Me"
  6. "Only Sixteen"

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Having a Party"
  2. "Shake"
  3. "Wonderful World" (Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler)
  4. "A Change Is Gonna Come"
  5. "(Ain't That) Good News"

They kept a medley of songs from this album in their live sets for several years.

Personnel[edit]

Chart History[edit]

Name Chart (1965) Peak
position
We Remember Sam Cooke U.S. Billboard 200 75

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