Sam Cooke – Night Beat (1963) [Analogue Productions Remaster 2009] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sam Cooke – Night Beat (1963) [Analogue Productions Remaster 2009] {2.0 & 5.0}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD/DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:30 minutes | Scans included | 2,36 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 682 MB

Sam Cooke was the most important soul singer in history — he was also the inventor of soul music, and its most popular and beloved performer in both the black and white communities. Equally important, he was among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of the music business, and founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer.

Saddled with soaring strings and vocal choruses for maximum crossover potential, Sam Cooke’s solo material often masked the most important part of his genius — his glorious voice — so the odd small-group date earns a special recommendation in his discography. Thankfully, Cooke’s voice took center stage on this admirably low-key session from February 1963, recorded in Los Angeles with a quartet of studio veterans. Unlike so many session crews and producers of the time, these musicians gave him plenty of space and often simply framed Cooke’s breathtaking vocals. (On one of the best tracks here, “Lost and Lookin’,” he’s barely accompanied at all; only bass and cymbals can be heard far in the background.) The results are wonderful — except for his early Soul Stirrers sides, Night Beat is the best place to marvel at one of the two or three best voices of the century. The songs are intimate blues, most taken at the pace of a late-night stroll, but despite the dark shading and heart-rending tempos, Cooke’s voice is so transcendent it’s difficult to become depressed while listening. Cooke also wrote three of the songs, including the excellent “Mean Old World,” and rendered the traditional “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” practically unfamiliar with his own re-arrangement. Cooke also stretches out on a pair of jump blues classics, “Little Red Rooster” and “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” summoning some honest grit for the former and putting the uptown swing into the latter. He also allows some solo space, from Barney Kessel’s simple, unadorned solo on “Get Yourself Another Fool” to Billy Preston’s playful organ vocalizing on “Little Red Rooster.” If Sam Cooke had lived longer, there would’ve been several more sessions like this, but Night Beat is an even richer treasure for its rarity.

Tracklist:
01. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
02. Lost and Lookin’
03. Mean Old World
04. Please Don’t Drive Me Away
05. I Lost Everything
06. Get Yourself a Another Fool
07. Little Red Rooster
08. Laughin’ and Clownin’
09. Trouble Blues
10. You Gotta Move
11. Fool’s Paradise
12. Shake Rattle and Roll

Recorded in RCA Victor’s Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California.
Recording Engineer: Dave Hassinger. Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound.

SACD ISO

http://subyshare.com/o80q4i7dl19k/SamC00keNightBeat19632009APRemasterSACDIS0.part1.rar.html
http://subyshare.com/tzy3zu5w4ihr/SamC00keNightBeat19632009APRemasterSACDIS0.part2.rar.html
http://subyshare.com/8008826n6rkp/SamC00keNightBeat19632009APRemasterSACDIS0.part3.rar.html

Hi-Res FLAC

http://subyshare.com/p1ywaiwuc0xl/SamC00keNightBeat19632009APRemasterFLAC2488.2.rar.html

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