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David Porter (born November 21, 1941) is an American soul musician and member of Memphis group Circle O'Fire. Porter is best known as the songwriting and production partner of Isaac Hayes at Stax Records during the 1960s. He later became a Stax recording artist himself.

As house composers for Stax Records, Hayes and Porter penned most of Sam & Dave's hits, including "Soul Man", “I Thank You,” “When Something Is Wrong with My Baby” and "Hold On I'm Comin'"… read more

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  • sweat & love needs to be in top albums
  • Why is the 9 minute version of this song so hard to find? - I just purchased masquerade on itunes and it was the edited 4min version - I HATE THAT VERSION - UUURGGH!
  • The masquerade is one of the most emotional and truthful songs i have ever heard! - props to d. Porter for not holding back on this subject. I REALLY HATE that this song has been sampled to DEATH! - Hottest of the Hot - Biggie This song is a standard for what a breakup song should be. Best!
  • i don't know why i love you
  • so many hip hop samples on the masquerade is over
  • his version of hang on snoopy is jaw-dropping.

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