Sam Cooke At The Copa 1964

At The Copa is a live album by soul singer Sam Cooke. It was recorded at the Copacabana night club in New York in 1964.

He died on December 11th, 1964 so this is the last live recording we have of Sam Cooke.

This has a very different sound and feel to Live At The Harlem Square Club.

You can’t take the soul out of Sam Cooke but the emphasis here is on singing ballads.

Sam Cooke At The Copa

Sam Cooke At The Copa

Set List

Opening Introduction – 0:35
The Best Things In Life Are Free – 1:31
Bill Bailey – 2:50
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out – 3:18
Frankie And Johnny – 3:00
You Send Me – 4:55
If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song) – 6:25
When I Fall In Love – 3:05
Twistin’ The Night Away – 5:04
Band Introductions – 1:27
This Little Light Of Mine – 3:36
Blowin’ In The Wind – 3:01
Tennessee Waltz – 3:36

I struggle with this live album by Sam Cooke and my full review is going to show a big drop in the ratings compared with Live At The Harlem Square Club. This isn’t how I want to hear one of the great soul singers of all time.

What Other People Say About Sam Cooke At The Copa

I’m going against popular opinion here because At The Copa is recognised as a great live album.

It has featured in a couple of the best live album lists:    50     36

Amazon reviewers are also much kinder about it than me.


Having different opinions is what makes listening to music interesting.

Buying Sam Cooke At The Copa

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