Ain't That Good News (album) by Sam Cooke

Ain't That Good News
Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke (1964)
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Award Top albums of the 1960s (214th)
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Sam Cooke bestography

Ain't That Good News is ranked 4th best out of 22 albums by Sam Cooke on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sam Cooke is Night Beat which is ranked number 1509 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,577.

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From JulianR 05/06/2018 18:51
This is one of those albums that it is quite easy to fall in love with. Almost all the songs are really great. A Change Is Gonna Come is of course the highlight
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From Jhlffc 07/12/2015 20:09
Not bad
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From AranD 09/11/2013 11:51
Love side 1 of this.
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From Rovers 05/21/2013 22:45
"Ain't that Good News" from 1964 was the last album Sam Cooke released in his lifetime, and for me it is also one of his most consistent and artistically successful. In 1964 Cooke was more or less a veteran in pop music, but this album clearly (especially the original side 1) proves he was far from finished in his musical development. Cooke is often called the father of soul, and not least because the songs he wrote and recorded during the last 2-3 years of his lifetime. Cooke had in most of his songs an ease and light way of dealing with both very personal and serious themes, and this is one the characteristics of this album, where most of his original songs could well be called classics. Good examples are "Good Times", "Another Saturday Night", "Meet Me at Mary's Place" and of course "A Change Is Gonna Come" which came two exemplify the 1960s' Civil Rights Movement.

On tracks like "Ain't that Good News", "Good Times" and his touching interpretation of "The Riddle Song" Cooke shows that he is in tune with the new sounds that streamed to America from Europe, especially thanks to The Beatles.

This is undoubtedly Cooke's most modern album, although some of the more orchestrated tracks on the original side two, may be mostly rooted in the 1950s.
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From junodog4 07/14/2012 01:20
Chock full of Sam Cooke hits... His voice is so natural, and the tunes flow. Underrated gem of the 60s.
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Best Albums of 1964
1. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
2. Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz & João Gilberto
3. The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan
4. Out To Lunch! by Eric Dolphy
5. Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
7. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica by The Ronettes
8. "Live" At The Star-Club, Hamburg by Jerry Lee Lewis
9. Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles
10. Kinks by The Kinks
11. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
12. Jazz På Svenska by Jan Johansson
13. Pain In My Heart by Otis Redding
14. Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke
15. The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones
16. Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet
17. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
18. The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan
19. Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie
20. Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock


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