Seasoned vocal-group performer goes it alone with a dreamy version of the Sam Cooke anthem. Soothed by a rich mix of girls & male vocal group teamwork.
Far be from me, to compare this recording with the perfectness of Sam Cooke's, but you have to take a listen to Cornell's stylish delivery of the lyrics; Underlining why The Platters, The Coasters and the Flairs all benefited from his vocal technique. Dare we say, this is a magnificent version of what you would consider an unsurpassed Cooke song. But hey, for me this recording has a pinch of "edge" that I prefer, especially as the "edge" is mitigated by a silky mixed vocal group backing.
Obviously much rarer than Sam Cooke's hit, and one of those records when you can pull that stroke of one-upmanship, whilst discussing Sam Cooke's perfectness. "Yes Sam Cooke's - You Send Me - is one of the all time greats- but have you heard the rare version by Cornel Gunther?" "not many people have" then you treat you fellow record collector to this fantastic rare version, and your record-collecting...
One-upmanship is the art of successively outdoing a competitor... a sport vinyl collectors just love to play..
You could loose a collecting friend and play him the beautiful flipside, when again Cornell flexes his velvety vocal prowess again cradled by a seamless vocal group.
This 1957 original press is crystal clean..
Unblemished vinyl and labels, strong clean Mint minus throughout. Even the fabulous condition takes one-upmanship a step further..