Sugar Dumpling

Written by    Sam Cooke    [ABKCO Music Ltd, 1965]

Trivia

  • Somewhat of a tribute to Sugar Hall, Rene Halls wife

Original Version – Version 1

Information    I call this the upbeat version, with washboard-style rhythm guitar and lighter instrumentation.

Recorded February 15 or 19, 1962    at RCA Hollywood, Studio 1, USA

Producers    Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore    Engineer Al Schmitt

Arranged and Conducted by Rene Hall

Musicians:    Edward T. Beal – piano

Charts    #32 Pop, #18 R&B

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Singles   

  • RCA 8631 b/w Bridge Of Tears (July 6, 1965)
  • RCA 8688 b/w Cuz It’s You Girl by the James Walsh Gypsy Band, a Promotional 7″

Albums     

  • Twisting The Night Away
  • Forever 32 Hits
  • Hits!
  • This Is Sam Cooke
  • The Unforgettable Sam Cooke
  • The Best Of (Paradiso)
  • 20 Greatest Hits (TeeVee)

Version 2

Information    I call this the heavier version, with a lot of strings

Recorded September 11, 1963 at United Recording, Hollywood, CA

Producers:    Sam Cooke with Al Schmitt    Engineer:    Bones Howe

Musicians:    Robert Barené (violin)    /    Arnold Belnick (violin)    /    James Bond (bass)    /    Russell Bridges (piano)    /    Glen Campbell (guitar)    /    John DeVoogdt (violin)    /    Jesse Ehrlich (cello)    /    Harry Hyams (viola)    /    William Kurasch (violin)    /    Irving Lipschultz (violin)    /    Leonard Malarsky (violin)    /    Alexander Neiman (viola)    /    Earl Palmer (drums)    /    Ray Pohlman (bass)    /    Ambrose Russo (violin)    /    Emmet Sargeant (cello)    /    Ralph Schaeffer (violin)    /    Sidney Sharp (violin)    /    Darrel Terwilliger (violin)    /    Clifton White (guitar)    /    Tibor Zelig (violin)

Background Vocals:    Betty Baker, Jackie Ward, Robert Tebow, Doreen Trydeen & Jack Halloran

Arranged and Conducted By:    Jimmie Haskell

Albums   

  • Portrait Of A Legend
  • My Kind Of Soul – Late And Great Sam Cooke 

Lyrics

Sugar dumpling, you’re  my baby
I love you in every way
sugar dumpling, you’re my baby
my love grows stronger every day

yeah
sugar dumpling, you’re my baby
I love you in every way
sugar dumpling, you’re my baby
my love grows stronger every day

listen how I tell you a story
a story about my girl
and I call hear Sugar dumpling
because she’s the sweetest things in this world

whenever I’m feeling bad
by the way she puts me to bad
and she hides two mercys
one to hold my hand
the other one to rub my hand

Sugar dumpling, you’re  my baby
I love you in every way
sugar dumpling, you’re my baby
my love grows stronger every day

whenever I tell her honey I’m hungry
now go and fix me something to eat
the girl rushes in the kitchen
and fixes me a dinner
with seven different kinds of meat
If I call her up at two o’clock in the morning
and come over if you can
before I hang up to telephone
shje’s sitting beside me
with a cup of coffee in her hand

Sugar dumpling, you’re  my baby
I love you in every way
sugar dumpling, you’re my baby
my love grows stronger every day

Sugar dumpling, I love you in every way
Sugar dumpling, my love grows stronger every day

Covered By

  1. Little Milton on ‘Me For You, You For Me’. Get it at Amazon.com
  2. Vel Omarr on ‘Here’s My Soul’
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Chains of Love

Written by A. Nugetre (Robbins Music Corp. Ltd)

Recorded at RCA Victor’s Music Center Of The World in Hollywood, CA on December 14, 1962

Producers Hugo Peretta and Luigi Creatore

Recording Engineer:    Dave Hassinger

Arranged and Conducted by Horace Ott

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Albums:   

  • Mr. Soul
  • The Rhythm and the Blues

Lyrics

chains of love
have tied my heart to you
chains of love
have made me feel so blue
now that I’m your prisoner
tell me what you’re gonna do

what I wanna know is
are you gonna leave me
are you gonna make me cry
tell me baby
are you gonna leave me
are you gonna make me cry
the chains are gonna haunt me
until the day I die

let me tell you right now
if you’re gonna leave me
please wont you set me free, pretty baby
if you’re gonna leave me
please wont you set me free
cause I can’t stand these chains around me
unless you’re here with me

in conclusion let me tell you honey
it’s three o’clock in the morning
and o, the moon is shining bright
one more time now
three o’clock in the morning
the moon is shining bright
and O I just sit and wonder
where can you be again tonight