Sam Cooke’s set at the Copa is a microcosm of his overall career insofar as it mirrored the artist’s own eclecticism. Broadway, blues, folk, jazz, gospel and even country, and, of course, soul are represented on such tracks as Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out, Frankie and Johnny, Try A Little Tenderness, and the hits Twistin’ The Night Away, You Send Me” and (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons.
Of special note is Cooke’s version of Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ In The Wind that reflected the struggle for civil rights then underway. Dylan’s song inspired Cooke to write his like themed masterpiece, A Change Is Gonna Come.
Recorded live at the Copacabana, New York City, July 8, 1964
Originally released in 1964 – out of print on vinyl since it was last pressed in 1987
Remastered by Joe Yannece. Lacquer cutting by Carl Rowatti, Trutone Mastering
Heavyweight vinyl edition manufactured at Quality Record Pressings, USA