Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963 (live album) by Sam Cooke

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963
Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963 by Sam Cooke
(Live album)
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 1,681st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 148 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1985 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (263rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,681st)
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Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963 is ranked 2nd best out of 24 albums by Sam Cooke on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sam Cooke is Night Beat which is ranked number 1428 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,235.

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82/100 (from 148 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.2/100, a mean average of 81.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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From 10/25/2020 02:42
It's impossible not to feel good either during or after listening to this album. Sam Cooke has one of my favorite singing voices and the album puts it front and center in a live environment. Different than a lot of live albums as this could have been recorded in the studio and sounded almost exactly the same. Put this on when you're having a bad day, you'll thank me.
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From 11/24/2019 11:45
IT AIN’T THAT LEUKEMIA
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From 08/05/2019 07:40
Awesome stuff
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From 02/10/2018 23:18
Raw, no frills, plenty thrills. This is how you present a live record. No added bullshit like overdubs or even worse, added crowd noise. Of course it helps that the music is incredible and Cooke gives you goosebumps. Life affirming stuff. The only down is its taken me so long to listen to this. My dad had a wonderful compilation tape of all the wonderfull 50s and early 60s 45s that his mate made and I loved the Cooke stuff on there. It snapped though. I think he needs to hear this.
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High energy, high quality.
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From 09/03/2017 10:57
When I listen to this, everything is right in the world.
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From 08/09/2017 13:31
I'm no expert on soul music but my initial impression after listening to this a couple of times is that this is possibly the most powerful soul singing I've ever heard. It brings that gospel fervour to secular music and is so full of unbridled emotion it's incredible. I love the fact you can hear the crowd and it sounds like a pretty small club. The band are nailing it too. What an incredible gig!
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From 02/11/2016 05:09
Other comments have said it well. Get caught up in Cooke's mighty wave soulful sweat. Sometimes great music leaves you stanky.
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From 05/24/2015 01:33
One of the best live albums I've ever heard. What a magnificent voice!
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From 03/26/2015 14:07
One of the best live records ever! Like no other this album manages to capture the raw, sweaty, electrifying atmosphere of a gig in a small venue. It's just stunning. But: you absolutely have to listen to the original 1985 release - as the remix of 2005 re-release eclipses most of these atmospheric aspects.
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