Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

13. Sam CookeLive At The Harlem Square Club, 1963

My favourite part of this record is actually the start of it, when the band is warming up with the fanfare. It’s a great band and the drummer is Albert ‘June’ Gardner. I love them!

I love records but I really love live albums. What really inspired me when I was growing up was live music. You know, I saw The Fall and The Birthday Party and all the great local bands you’ve never heard of, and all the shit bands. When I was younger, I really liked some Rod Stewart albums and then I heard some Sam Cooke and I was like, ‘Oh, shit! This is where he’s coming from!’ I love this record. It’s an exciting live band and I love Sam Cooke’s voice.


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