The Last Mile Of The Way

Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers

The Last Mile Of The Way
  • CAT # SPCD-7052-25

    1. The Last Mile Of The Way 2:56
    2. Mean Old World (Take 3) 2:31
    3. That's Heaven To Me (Take 1) 2:18
    4. Were You There (False Start Takes 1-4) 2:29
    5. Were You There (Take 5) 2:29
    6. Lord, Remember Me (arr.) 2:55
    7. Pilgrim Of Sorrow 2:17
    8. He's My Guide (Take 4) 2:33
    9. He's My Guide (Incomplete) 2:33
    10. He's My Guide (Take 13 No Overdubs) 2:33
    11. The Last Mile Of The Way (Take 1) 2:56
    12. The Last Mile Of The Way (Take 2A) 2:56
    13. Pilgrim Of Sorrow 2:17
    14. All Right Now (Take 4) 1:45
    15. He'll Make A Way (Take 2) 2:37
    16. Jesus I'll Never Forget 2:33
    17. Come And Go To That Land 2:35
    18. Come And Go To That Land (Take 1) 2:35
    19. Just As I Am 1:50
    20. He'll Welcome Me 3:04
    21. He's My Friend Until The End 3:01
    22. Jesus Paid The Debt (Take 2) 2:08
    23. Jesus Will Lead Me To That Promised (Incomplete) 2:39
    24. Jesus Will Lead Me To That Promised (No Overdubs) 2:39
    25. It Won't Be Very Long (Take 3) 2:32
    26. How Far Am I From Canaan? (Take 1 Incomplete) 2:40
    27. How Far Am I From Canaan? (Take 3) 2:40
    28. Let Me Go Home 2:36

It has been argued that Sam Cooke made his most inspired recordings during the six years (1951-57) he spent as a member of the Soul Stirrers. A companion to Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers (SPCD-7009-2) and Jesus Gave Me Water (SPCD-7031-2), this compact disc delves deeper into the famous quartet’s period with Cooke and includes numerous alternate takes of some of his best-loved gospel songs. While Cooke solos on all but one of the 28 tracks, also featured are the outstanding contributions of Paul Foster, J.J. Farley, Julius Cheeks, and, in a rare vocal performance, Soul Stirrers’ guitarist Bob King.

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