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Night Beat


Download links and information about Night Beat by Sam Cooke. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 37:15 minutes.

Artist: Sam Cooke
Release date: 1963
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock
Tracks: 12
Duration: 37:15
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No. Title Length
1. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen 3:25
2. Lost and Lookin' 2:11
3. Mean Old World 3:45
4. Please Don't Drive Me Away 2:13
5. I Lost Everything 3:23
6. Get Yourself Another Fool 4:05
7. Little Red Rooster 2:51
8. Laughin' and Clownin' 3:36
9. Trouble Blues 3:20
10. You Gotta Move 2:37
11. Fool's Paradise 2:33
12. Shake, Rattle and Roll 3:16



It took three Los Angeles nights back in February 1963 for Sam Cooke to create Night Beat, the first and most beautiful of his artistic-statement albums. Here, he's backed with brilliantly spare accompaniment by members of the legendary Wrecking Crew (including Rene Hall, Barney Kessell, and drummer Hal Blaine) and teen organist Billy Preston (all of 16 years old)—as well as unsung pianist Ray Johnson, whose playing here simply resonates pure late-night ache. The resulting album is neither blues nor soul but occupies a rarefied place between the two. Cooke swings effortlessly from smoky tenderness (“Nobody Knows the Trouble That I’ve Seen”) to slinky hip-sway (“Little Red Rooster”) to randy blues (“Shake, Rattle and Roll”) to late-bar sadness (“Fools Paradise”). There’s lots of loss and betrayal too (“I Lost Everything,” “Get Yourself Another Fool”). Even though the onetime Soul Stirrer didn’t fill the album with songs of gentle embraces, you intuit his optimism through his voice. It has that kind of human warmth that says all will be well, soon, and sooner still. Listen to this, and you'll never doubt that Cooke really did invent soul music.