Soul Man

Sam and Dave (Sam Moore and Dave Prater) were a singing duo in the Miami nightclubs when they were noticed by Stax Records executives in 1965, the year soul music exploded on the charts. “Soul Man,” was their biggest hit, going to # 2 in 1967. The...

Hold On I’m Comin’

In this 1966 Sam and Dave soul hit, drummer Al Jackson plays a mean backbeat, back in the days when backbeats were honest. He just whacked the heck out of the snare drum, and that’s what you heard on the record. Jackson was born in Memphis, and started playing...

I Thank You

Sam Moore and Dave Prater’s exuberance on their recordings give strong evidence that their live performances were indeed “double dynamite.” In 1968 Time magazine reported: “Nobody steams up the place like Sam and Dave … Weaving and...