Create account Log in

Cooke's Tour


Download links and information about Cooke's Tour by Sam Cooke. This album was released in 1960 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 36:35 minutes.

Artist: Sam Cooke
Release date: 1960
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul
Tracks: 12
Duration: 36:35
Buy on iTunes $9.99
Buy on Amazon $9.99
Buy on Music Bazaar €1.04


No. Title Length
1. Far Away Places 3:30
2. Under Paris Skies 3:12
3. South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) 3:14
4. Bali Ha'I 3:19
5. The Coffee Song (They've Got an Awful Lot of Coffee In Brazil) 2:05
6. Arrivederci, Roma (Goodbye to Rome) 2:50
7. London By Night 3:36
8. Jamaica Farewell 2:34
9. Galway Bay 3:02
10. Sweet Leilani 2:51
11. The Japanese Farewell Song 3:00
12. The House I Live In 3:22



A hugely popular and massively influential singer sometimes called the King of Soul, Sam Cooke had an amazing run of hit singles in the late '50s and early '60s, including classics like "Cupid," "You Send Me," "A Change Is Gonna Come," and "Chain Gang." Cooke was also an early musical entrepreneur, starting his own label at a time when that was almost unheard of and putting out early material from Johnnie Taylor, Billy Preston, and Bobby Womack. With an intoxicatingly smooth voice that crossed all sorts of genre and racial boundaries, he was at the height of his career when he was shot to death under mysterious circumstances at a Los Angeles motel in late 1964. Cooke's Tour was one of four full-lengths he released in 1960, and his first for RCA. A concept album based around traveling the world, it almost sounds like old Johnny Mathis, with tons of silky orchestral touches mixed with pseudo-international vibes. While this isn't Cooke's most crucial work, it still highlights his incomparable pipes, which trump the somewhat corny arrangements. "Under Paris Skies," "Arrivederci, Rome (Goodbye to Rome)," and "The House I Live In" are standouts.