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#29: Sam Cooke's Sar & Derby Labels
"Wade In The Water" by the Soul Stirrers



"Ain't That Love" by Billy Preston


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While Sam Cooke was having pop hits on Keen and RCA, he launched his own labels and publishing company with J.W. Alexander, his bandmate from the Soul Stirrers. The Sar label LPs are very collectible with gospel fans, and there were also a number of soul 45s released on Sar by the Valentinos and the Simms Twins. Mel Carter had a huge hit with "When A Boy Falls In Love" on the Derby label.

Sar 501 Soul Stirrers
Sar 501 Soul Stirrers
Sar 502 Thurman Ruth
Sar 502 Thurman Ruth
Sar 503 Soul Stirrers
Sar 503 Soul Stirrers
Sar 504 Soul Stirrers
Sar 504 Soul Stirrers
Sar
Sar 504 Soul Stirrers
Derby 701 Billy Preston
Derby 701 Billy Preston
Derby
Derby 701 Billy Preston
Derby 702 Mel Carter
Derby 702 Mel Carter



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