HE'S SO WONDERFUL

Latest update on 30/03/2010

Artist: Sister Jessie Mae Renfro
Author: Virginia Davis/Theodore Frye
Label: Peacock
Year: 1952

With the Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi. B-side of In That Home By And By.

Covers:

1956:

Soul Stirrers [with Sam Cooke (under his real name Sam Cook); record landing him nickname Mr. Wonderful]

1957:

Sam Cooke [as Lovable, recorded at Cosimo Matassa's place in New Orleans, with Earl Palmer on drums; what was God in the original (and in the Soul Stirrers' version) became a woman with Sam solo; Lovable was Sam Cooke's first secular recording; reason why an alias was used (Dale Cook)]

"But Sam", said the rest of the Soul Stirrers, "that sounds exactly like Wonderful!" "Exactly", said Sam, "that's the reason it will sell".

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