Cooke was at the top of his game on this one. The production is stripped of many of the more schmaltzy studio embellishments of his previous RCA records. It is pure swingin' rhythm n soul, capturing some of the raw fervor of a live show atmosphere. This is much closer to the uninhibited button-down Cooke documented on the "Live From Harlem Square" album rather than the controlled black tie Cooke of "Live at the Copa". I'm certain it was a sign of things to come, and though Cooke wasn't able to carry on, other artists took the ball and ran with it (Otis Redding, I'm lookin' at you) bringing soul music to that next level.
So, what are you waiting for...listen to the Record of the Day and SHAKE IT LIKE A BOWL OF SOUP!