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Sean Ryan wrote:I,ve just heard Sam Cooke's version of 'Frankie and Johnny' and i thought it was awesome.
Much better than Elvis's version.
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likethebike wrote:For some reason a lot of singers had popular success with this song in the early to mid-60s. Brook Benton (another great voice) also had a decent size hit with it.
I have never much liked it though. The lyrics are good but the melody is kind of awkward and singer can't really cut loose with the song.
I have noticed that Elvis and Cooke share a lot of fans. In fact, I know a lot of people, myself included, who rank Elvis and Cooke as their personal one and two. Perhaps the assurance and emotional commitment they bring to their material as well a lack of condescension make them alike.
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