We Remember Sam Cooke
|We Remember Sam Cooke|
|Studio album by The Supremes|
|Released||April 12, 1965|
|Genre||Pop, soul, R&B|
|The Supremes chronology|
Cover for United Kingdom/international versions
We Remember Sam Cooke is the fifth studio 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.
All songs written by Sam Cooke, unless otherwise noted.
- "You Send Me"
- "Nothing Can Change This Love"
- "Chain Gang" (Sam Cooke, Charles Cook)
- "Bring It on Home to Me"
- "Only Sixteen"
- "Having a Party"
- "Wonderful World" (Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler)
- "A Change Is Gonna Come"
- "(Ain't That) Good News"
They kept a medley of songs from this album in their live sets for several years.
- Diana Ross: lead vocals, background vocals on "(Ain't That) Good News)"
- Florence Ballard: lead vocal on "(Ain't That Good News)", background vocals
- Mary Wilson: background vocals
- Harvey Fuqua, Hal Davis and Marc Gordon: producers
|We Remember Sam Cooke||U.S. Billboard 200||75|