Saturday, October 03, 2015


Sam Cooke, S. R. Crain & The Soul Stirrers
Lead Me to Calvary (Rehearsal) / Lead Me to Calvary • 1964

Rehearsal: Sam Cooke, spoken explanation; Paul Foster, lead vocal; J. J. Farley, others unknown. Hollywood,  20 July 1964. Single: James Phelps, lead vocal; Jimmy Outler, tenor; Paul Foster (?), Richard Gibbs, Leroy Crume, baritones; Jesse James Farley, bass; with Linwood Mitchell, bass guitar; poss. Leroy Crume, guitar; unknown drums. possibly same session as rehearsal, c. 1964

Sam Cooke’s SAR Records Story 1959–1965 is where you’ll find the rehearsal of “Lead Me to Calvary.” The Soul Stirrers’ Joy In My Soul: The Complete SAR Recordings has the finished take.

Record label: Record Connexion

Week of October 4: Charley Pride, Blind Uncle Gaspard, J. B. Hutto, Connie Stevens, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, John Henry Barbee, Aaron Neville. Where else but on Blues All Kinds?

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