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The Last Mile of the Way The Last Mile of the Way, a collection complete with breakdown takes and studio chatter, offers a rare look at a star's formative...The Last Mile of the WayR&B, Reissues The Last Mile of the Way, a collection complete with breakdown takes and studio chatter, offers a rare look at a star's formative...1994-06-10
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The Last Mile of the Way

Genre: R&B, Reissues; Producer (group): Fantasy, Specialty

The Last Mile of the Way, a collection complete with breakdown takes and studio chatter, offers a rare look at a star’s formative years. Sam Cooke, who would become the quintessential soul singer, was the lead singer when these sides were cut (1952-57). Though the material is repetitious, his conviction never wavers. On “Were You There?” his ad-libbed line, “Did they really pierce Him in the side?” is chilling. B+

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