That's Where It's At

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About That's Where It's At

"That's Where It's At" is a song written by Sam Cooke and J. W. Alexander. Recorded by Cooke, it was released as a single in September 1964. The song was recorded in 32 takes on August 20, 1963 at the RCA studio in Los Angeles, although not released until over a year later. The backing band on the single consisted of trumpeter John Anderson, bassist Harper Cosby, trombonist John "Streamline" Ewing, drummer June Gardner, saxophonist Jewell Grant, violinist Darel Terwilliger, and guitarists René Hall and Bobby Womack. It was not initially much of a commercial success, charting no higher than 93 on the Billboard Hot 100. By Cooke's personal standards it was similarly low, especially when compared to his previous and following singles ("Good Times" and "Shake", respectively), both of which were comfortably in the Top 20. However, the song has garnered a respectable amount of critical acclaim in the decades since. It is ranked 876th in American music critic Dave Marsh's 1989 list, The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made."That's Where It's At" has been covered by such artists as Van Morrison, Ray Charles and Bobby Womack, among others. 


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Eyes turned away, I know
And music soft and slow
With someone you love so
That's where it's at, yeah
Your world turned upside down
You're making not a sound
No one else around
That's where it's at
Yeah, let me tell you
Your heart beatin' fast
You're knowin' that time will pass
But hopin' that it lasts
That's where it's at, oh yeah
That's where it's at, pretty baby, haha
That's where it's at, oh yes it is
That's where it's at, pretty baby
That's where it's at, oh yeah , oh yeah and oh yeah
Well, let me tell you just one thing
To say it's time to go
And she says "yes, I know"
But just stay one minute more
That's where it's at
Oh, let me say it one more time
That's where it's at, pretty baby
That's where it's at, I know that's where it's at
That's where it's at, pretty baby, haha
That's where it's at

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Sam Cooke

Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), better known under the stage name Sam Cooke, was an American gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. He is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. His contribution in pioneering soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown. more »

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