wait, that’s not sam cooke! the ovations’ “I’m livin’ good”

I love Ace Records’ oldies/ R&B compilations so I’ve picked some up without really knowing much about them. Some I listen to pretty frequently while a few have fallen by the wayside.

The other day this song, from the waysided Goldwax Story, vol 1, came on and I was blown away. Sam Cooke’s voice is among the top two male vocalists in pop history (with Smokey Robinson being the other), in my opinion. I knew this wasn’t Sam Cooke but if I closed my eyes, I could almost be fooled. Louis Williams does a pretty spot-on (and purposeful) Sam Cooke impersonation and with the rest of the Ovations produces a convincing and compelling track in “I’m Living Good”.

The Ovations – I’m Living Good (mp3)

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You can pick this track (and the rest of the compilation) up at amazon.

One response to “wait, that’s not sam cooke! the ovations’ “I’m livin’ good””

  1. Rock says:

    Wow, I’ve never heard “I’m Livin’ Good” before. Thanks for posting it!

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