1960

TEENAGE SONATA * SAM COOKE * RCA 1184 * UK

Sam Cooke with his homage to that powerful, but often un-conseptulised in the mind of the participant, emotional state that is a teenage romantic engagement. Recorded on January 26 1960 Teenage Sonata was Sam Cooke's first release on the RCA label, written by Jeff Barry it would be difficult to find a more schmaltzy song, added to which it has over the top gratuitous violins squeaking away in the background and yet because of the incredible vocal talent of Sam Cooke he somehow manages to, even though it is said he didn't like the song, produce another timeless, Soulful ballad.

See also:

I'll Come Running Back To You A Change Is Gonna Come Win Your Love For Me
I Wish You Love Another Saturday Night Itís All Right Chain Gang Bring It On Home To Me
Little Red Rooster Love Will Find A Way Sad Mood I'm Just A Country Boy Sugar Dumpling
Win Your Love For Me Only Sixteen Little Things You Do Wonderful World You Send Me

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