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Shake (Sam Cooke album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1965
GenreRhythm and blues, soul
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerHugo & Luigi, Al Schmitt
Sam Cooke chronology
Sam Cooke at the Copa
Try a Little Love

Shake is the first posthumous studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke.

Two years after its release, the melody and arrangement from "Yeah Man," one of the tracks from the album, was plagiarized by Arthur Conley and Otis Redding for their own song "Sweet Soul Music," which became a major hit for Conley. Cooke's estate eventually sued Conley and Redding and received songwriting credit and a settlement.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Sam Cooke; except where indicated

Side one[edit]

  1. "Shake" – 2:42
  2. "Yeah Man" – 2:32
  3. "Win Your Love for Me" (L.C. Cook) – 2:20
  4. "Love You Most of All" (Barbara Campbell) – 2:19
  5. "Meet Me at Mary's Place" – 2:40
  6. "It's Got the Whole World Shakin'" – 2:42

Side two[edit]

  1. "A Change Is Gonna Come" – 2:36
  2. "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) – 3:23
  3. "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You" (James Cavanaugh, Larry Stock, Russ Morgan) – 2:56
  4. "Comes Love" (Charles Tobias, Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept) – 2:28
  5. "I'm Just a Country Boy" (Fred Brooks, Marshall Barer) – 2:40
  6. "(Somebody) Ease My Troublin' Mind – 2:53



Chart (1965) Peak
US Top LPs[1] 44
US Top R&B Albums[1] 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Sam Cooke – Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 28, 2014.

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