Remember Sam Cooke

We Remember Sam Cooke is an album by The Supremes. It was released on April 12, 1965 by Motown Records.

The album is a tribute album dedicated to soul musician Sam Cooke, who had died the previous December.

Notable selections on the album (consisting entirely of Sam Cooke covers) included covers of "A Change Is Gonna Come", "You Send Me" and "(Ain't That) Good News" (led by Florence Ballard).

It was the second most successful in a series of themed albums enjoying a #5 peak on the Billboard R&B chart.

The album showcased the versatility of the group with a Brit pop album under their belt as well as a country and western themed album.


Side One

  1. "You Send Me" (Sam Cooke)
  2. "Nothing Can Change This Love" (Sam Cooke)
  3. "Cupid" (Sam Cooke)
  4. "Chain Gang" (Sam Cooke, Charles Cook)
  5. "Bring It on Home to Me" (Sam Cooke)
  6. "Only Sixteen" (Sam Cooke)

Side Two

  1. "Having a Party" (Sam Cooke)
  2. "Shake" (Sam Cooke)
  3. "Wonderful World" (Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler)
  4. "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke)
  5. "(Ain't That) Good News" (Sam Cooke)

Chart PerformanceEdit

Name Chart (1965) Peak
We Remember Sam Cooke U.S. Billboard 200 75


  • Diana Ross: lead vocals, background vocals on "(Ain't That) Good News)"
  • Florence Ballard: lead vocal on "(Ain't That Good News)", background vocals
  • Mary Wilson: background vocals
  • Harvey Fuqua, Hal Davis and Marc Gordon: producers