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Tribute to the Lady
Sam Cooke
Tribute to the Lady
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
Digitally remastered edition of this 1959 album from the Soul legend. The sudden death of Billie Holiday would prompt a considerable number of tributes and accolades, none more heartfelt as that delivered by Sam Cooke. The...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Sam Cooke
Title: Tribute to the Lady
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Keen/Rock Bottom
Release Date: 1/1/2004
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Oldies, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

Synopsis

Album Description
Digitally remastered edition of this 1959 album from the Soul legend. The sudden death of Billie Holiday would prompt a considerable number of tributes and accolades, none more heartfelt as that delivered by Sam Cooke. The former Gospel singer turned Soul singer, who appealed right across the board, produced an album that was both a tribute to a lost artist and a statement of intent to a rising one. Whilst the album received little or no promotion at the time of release, it has since become acknowledged as one of Sam's finest recordings here it is once again in all its glory. Hallmark. 2010.

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CD Reviews

Very poor sound quality
Driftin'blues | 09/10/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a huge Sam Cooke fan and hoped this would be a great cd. This version by Hallmark Music was, however, very disappointing. Both shrink wrapped copies I received had a skip on the fourth track. Sound quality was uniformly poor with plenty of hiss and popping.
Sam's voice, on high notes, often gets lost in the distortion. It sounds as if the recording was transferred from a vinyl record to cd with no remastering. I have no complaints about the seller (Rarewaves) who ultimately refunded my money, but I can not recommend this cd.
I hope the copyright holder (Pickwick group ltd.) will one day locate the source tapes for this recording so that it may be properly remastered."