• Track Listing
    • 1. "Wade In The Water" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 2. "I'm A Pilgrim" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 3. "Praying Ground" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 4. "Somebody" - R.H. Harris & His Gospel Paraders
    • 5. "Sometimes" - R.H. Harris & His Gospel Paraders
    • 6. "Amazing Grace" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 7. "Pass Me Not" - R.H. Harris & His Gospel Paraders
    • 8. "Oh Mary, Don't You Weep" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 9. "Since I Met The Savior" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 10. "God Is Standing By" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 11. "Lead Me To Cavalry (Rehearsal)" - Sam Cooke, S.R. Crain & The Soul Stirrers
    • 12. "Listen To The Angels Sing" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 13. "Don't Leave Me Alone" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 14. "Stand By Me Father" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 15. "Jesus Be A Fence Around Me" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 16. "Lead Me Jesus" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 17. "Free At Last" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 18. "Looking Back" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 19. "Born Again" - R.H. Harris & His Gospel Paraders
    • 20. "Wait On Jesus" - R.H. Harris & His Gospel Paraders
    • 21. "Time Brings About A Change" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 22. "Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone" - The Soul Stirrers
    • 23. "Yield Not To Temptation" - The Womack Brothers
    • 24. "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" - The Womack Brothers
    • 25. "Somewhere There's A God" - The Womack Brothers
    • 26. "That's Heaven To Me" - Sam Cooke
  • Disc 2
    • 1. "You Send Me (Demo)" - Sam Cooke
    • 2. "Just For You" - Sam Cooke
    • 3. "Somewhere There's A Girl" - Sam Cooke
    • 4. "You Were Made For Me" - Sam Cooke
    • 5. "When A Boy Falls In Love" - Mel Carter
    • 6. "Soothe Me" - The Simms Twins
    • 7. "That's Where It's At" - The Simms Twins
    • 8. "Everybody Wants To Fall In Love" - The Valentinos
    • 9. "Keep On Loving You" - Johnnie Taylor
    • 10. "I'll Always Be In Love With You" - Johnnie Taylor
    • 11. "Baby, We've Got Love" - Johnnie Taylor
    • 12. "Baby, Lot's Of Luck" - The Valentinos
    • 13. "Put Me Down Easy" - L.C. Cooke
    • 14. "Rome (Wasn't Built In A Day)" - Johnnie Taylor
    • 15. "Greazee Part I & II" - Billy Preston
    • 16. "I Gopher You" - The Simms Twins
    • 17. "You're Always On My Mind" - Johnny Morisette
    • 18. "I Need Lots Of Love" - Johnnie Taylor
    • 19. "Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong" - Johnnie Morisette
    • 20. "Black Night" - Johnnie Morisette
    • 21. "Damper" - Johnnie Morisette
    • 22. "You Can Run (But You Can't Hide)" - Johnnie Taylor
    • 23. "Meet Me At The Twisting Place" - Johnnie Morisette
    • 24. "Good, Good Loving" - The Simms Twins
    • 25. "The Wobble" - L.C. Cooke
    • 26. "Lookin' For A Love" - The Valentinos
    • 27. "I've Got Love For You" - The Valentins
    • 28. "I've Got A Girl" - The Valentinos
    • 29. "Tired Of Living In The Country" - The Valentinos
    • 30. "It's All Over Now" - The Valentinos

Click here to read an essay about SAR Records

Album Review by Steve Huey, AllMusic.com:
Sam Cooke’s SAR Records Story is a double-disc set presenting material recorded for the legendary soul singer’s own SAR label from 1959-1965, much of it produced by Cooke himself and including a few of his rough, unreleased demos. The first disc covers the label’s religious side, with a multitude of cuts from Cooke’s former group the Soul Stirrers (now with Jimmie Outler on lead vocals), plus a generous helping of songs by R.H. Harris & His Gospel Paraders and the Womack Brothers. The second disc covers essentially the same gospel-derived soul territory but with a secular bent, featuring future stars Bobby Womack (with the Valentinos), Billy Preston, and Johnnie Taylor, plus L.C. Cooke, Johnnie Morisette, the Simms Twins, and Mel Carter. All in all, it’s an excellent look at a lesser-known portion of Cooke’s career, and there’s some great, underappreciated music to boot.

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