Somebody Have Mercy
|"Somebody Have Mercy"|
|Single by Sam Cooke|
|from the album Twistin' the Night Away|
|A-side||"Nothing Can Change This Love"|
|Released||September 11, 1962|
|Recorded||February 15, 1962
RCA Studio 1
|Genre||Rhythm and blues, soul|
|Producer(s)||Hugo & Luigi|
|Sam Cooke singles chronology|
"Somebody Have Mercy" is a song by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, originally released in April 1962 on the album Twistin' the Night Away. The song later was selected for the B-side of the single "Nothing Can Change This Love", which was released on September 11, 1962. It received enough airplay to make the Billboard charts on its own, peaking at #3 R&B and #70 Pop.
"Somebody Have Mercy" was recorded on February 15, 1962 at RCA Studio 1 in Hollywood, California. The musicians also recorded much of the Twistin' the Night Away album the same day. The session was conducted and arranged by René Hall, producers were Hugo & Luigi. Credits adapted from the liner notes to the 2003 compilation Portrait of a Legend: 1951–1964.
Charts and certifications
|US Billboard Hot 100||70|
|US Hot R&B Singles (Billboard)||3|