|Label:||Vinyl Passion (2019)|
|Genre:||Funk , Rhythm and Blues , Soul N|
Brand new sealed reissue of this classic album.
Hits of the 50's [sic] is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Produced by Hugo & Luigi, the album was released in August 1960 by RCA Victor. Hits of the 50's consists of Cooke's versions of songs originally sung by such artists as Nat King Cole, Frankie Avalon, and Doris Day.
Hits of the 50's was recorded only two weeks following the sessions that produced Cooke's Tour in March 1960, over a month prior to the release of that album. The bulk of the album was recorded on March 23, 1960, with the remaining numbers—"The Great Pretender", "You, You, You", "The Wayward Wind", "Cry", and "Venus"—being recorded the following day. Many of the same musicians who recorded on Cooke's Tour returned for Hits of the 50's.