Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing housed in an old-style tip-on jacket. Mastered from the original tapes and cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Pressed at RTI. Mr. Soul is the eleventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Produced by Hugo & Luigi, the album was released in February 1963 in the United States by RCA Victor. Influential as both a singer and composer, Sam Cooke is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals and importance within popular music. His pioneering contributions to soul music contributed to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Billy Preston, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.