Sam Cooke – Autographed “Songs of Sam Cooke” 1958 Keen LP

A copy of Sam Cooke’s 1958 debut solo album, Songs by Sam Cooke, boldly signed on the back “To Joan, Good Luck, Sam Cooke” in blue ballpoint pen.  Cooke died tragically young in 1964 and his autograph is rare; this is the only signed Sam Cooke album we’ve seen. The cover is in VG+ to […]

Sam Cooke – Unplayed “I Thank God” 1960 Gospel LP on Keen

An unplayed first pressing of the 1960 Keen Records gospel album featuring Sam Cooke I Thank God on Keen Records.  This extremely rare LP features 4 tracks each by Cooke (featured on the album cover), The Original Blind Boys featuring Clarence Fountain, and the Gospel Harmonettes. In beautiful Near Mint/Near Mint condition, with some silent […]

Sam Cooke – Mint “Wonderful World of Sam Cooke” LP on Keen

A Mint/Mint and unplayed copy of Sam Cooke’s 1960 album The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke, on Keen. This album sold for upwards of $600 before a small stash was discovered years back. Still very scarce and of course, great music too.

Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers – “Gospel Pearls” LP on SAR Records

A clean copy of the rare SAR Records compilation album Gospel Pearls, featuring Sam Cooke, The Soul Stirrers and R.H. Harris and his Gospel Paraders.  Sam Cooke and friend J.W.Alexander founded and owned SAR Records as an outlet for artists they signed and produced.  This rare 1962 album collects 12 Gospel songs from Cooke and […]