- Released: February 24, 1998
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: RCA
- 1.You Send Me
- 2.(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
- 3.You Were Made For Me
- 4.Win Your Love For Me
- 5.Love You Most of All
- 6.Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha
- 7.Only Sixteen
- 8.Wonderful World
- 9.Chain Gang
- 10.Sad Mood
- 11.That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On
- 13.Twistin' the Night Away
- 14.Having a Party
- 15.Bring It on Home to Me
- 16.Sugar Dumpling
- 17.Nothing Can Change This Love
- 18.Somebody Have Mercy
- 19.Send Me Some Lovin'
- 20.Frankie and Johnny
- 21.Little Red Rooster
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Personnel includes: Sam Cooke (vocals); Billy Preston (organ); Lou Rawls (background vocals).
Producers include: Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore.
Compilation producer: Paul Williams.
Recorded between 1957 & 1964.
Includes liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo.
Liner Note Author: Joseph F. Laredo.
Recording information: ??/1957-02/1963.
Photographer: Herb Snitzer.
Unknown Contributor Role: Paul Williams .
Arranger: Sam Cooke.
Sam Cooke was essential to early soul music, a fact perhaps never more apparent than on "Bring It on Home to Me." With Lou Rawls harmonizing, Cooke paints a portrait of desire and heartache that wears the cloak of secular R&B but draws its weighty feel from gospel. This near-perfect introduction to Cooke's short but prolific career also features gems like "You Send Me" and "Cupid," irresistible trifles "Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha" and "Twistin' the Night Away," and all-time Sam Cooke classics like "Wonderful World." GREATEST HITS comes close to superseding all previous Cooke compilations, with superlative remastering, an informative booklet, and excellent graphics.