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Shake Sam Cooke Song

Single by Sam Cooke
"A Change Is Gonna Come"
ReleasedDecember 22, 1964
Format7-inch 45rpm
RecordedNovember 16, 1964
StudioRCA, Hollywood, California
LabelRCA (8486)
Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke singles chronology
"That's Where It's At"
"It's Got the Whole World Shakin'"

"Shake" is a song written and recorded by Sam Cooke.[1] It was recorded at the last recording session Cooke had before his death in December 10, 1964. In the U.S., the song became a posthumous Top 10 hit for Cooke, peaking at number seven in February 1965.

Other renditions

Song by Otis Redding
from the album Otis Blue
StudioStax, Memphis, Tennessee
LabelVolt/Atco (V-149)
Sam Cooke

The song was also recorded by Eric Burdon and The Animals, Otis Redding, Ike and Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, and The Supremes on We Remember Sam Cooke (1965). Redding's version was elected to the "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll " by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.[2] Redding performed the song backed by Booker T. & the M.G.'s at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967. Recordings of the performance have been released by Reprise (1970) and Rhino (1997) records.

In 1966, the British TV show Ready Steady Goes Live (the live version of Ready Steady Go!), devoted a whole programme to a live performance by Redding, who regularly covered many of Cooke's songs. One of the highlights was a version of "Shake" on which Redding was joined by Eric Burdon and Chris Farlowe.

The song was covered by the Small Faces. It was a prominent part of their early live repertoire and featured as the opening track on their debut album Small Faces, and re-released on the Decca Anthology collection.[3]

Eddie and the Hot Rods released a version of the song as the B-side to their 1976 single, "Teenage Depression".[4]

Ian Moss released a version of "Shake" as the lead single from his sixth studio album, Soul on West 53rd. [5]

The song was sampled by rapper Game on his 2011 album, The R.E.D. Album.


  1. ^ "The Sam Cooke Singles Collection". Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll by Artist (Q-S)". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on March 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  3. ^ "The Small Faces". Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "Eddie And The Hot Rods - Teenage Depression / Shake - Island - UK - WIP 6354". 45cat. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Shake/ Let's Stay Together". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2017.

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