April 28, 2016 Records of the Day

Sam Cooke 45Sam-Cooke-Twistin-The-Night-AwaySam Cooke set the pace for the soul singers to follow. His first hit “You Send Me” went all the way to number 1 in 1957. Then a deluge of smashes followed like “Only Sixteen,” “Wonderful World,” and “Chain Gang.” In January 1962 Cooke was on top of the charts with “Twistin’ The Night Away,” which he had also written. The 45, released on RCA, is worth up to $25.00 today. Up to $100.00 for the album. Both are shown here.

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