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Sam & Dave were an American soul and rhythm and blues (R&B) duo who performed together from 1961 through 1981. The tenor (higher) voice was Samuel David Moore (born Samuel David Hicks on October 12, 1935 in Winchester, Georgia), and the baritone/tenor (lower) voice was Dave Prater (May 9, 1937, Ocilla, Georgia – April 9, 1988, Sycamore, Georgia).

Sam & Dave are members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and are Grammy Award and multiple gold record award winning artists. According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Sam & Dave were the most successful soul duo, and brought the sounds of the black gospel church to pop music with their call-and-response records. Recorded primarily at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1965 through 1968, these included “Soul Man”, “Hold On, I’m Comin”, “I Thank You”, “When Something is Wrong with My Baby”, “Wrap It Up”, and many other Southern Soul classics. Other than Aretha Franklin, no soul act during Sam & Dave’s Stax years (1965-1968) had more consistent R&B chart success, including 10 consecutive top 20 singles and 3 consecutive top 10 LPs.[1] Their crossover charts appeal (13 straight appearances and 2 top 10 singles) helped to pave the way for the acceptance of soul music by white pop audiences, and their song “Soul Man” was one of the first songs by a black group to top the pop charts using the word “soul”, helping define the genre “Soul Music”.


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  • Pato_PoppleR

    American Gangster OST <3

    22 May 10:37am Reply
  • tomaswho

    Love <3

    22 Apr 12:00am Reply
  • capodoglio

    Actually it is already...

    27 Feb 10:40am Reply
  • the_red_shoes

    'If you add up all possible notations of Hold On, I'm Comin', then that would have been their most played track here' SERIOUSLY

    7 Feb 1:47pm Reply
  • doctorjmo

    soul men!!

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • loischantrelle

    Great "dancing around the house in your underwear on a Sunday morning music" or any other time music. Guess I'm trying to say Sam & Dave's music makes me happy : )

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • HilaryBanks

    Sam and Dave is so underrated! Damn shame

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Frankss

    If you'ld add up all possible notations of Hold On, I'm Comin', then that would have been their most played track here.

    28 Dec 2012 Reply
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    16 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Nyasa_Lake

    there is not "small portion of love" on top tracks?

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • mattdh12

    samuel david moore and dave prater huh? damn. i was hoping their names were bob and steve or something like that.

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • ManiekB14

    If you like funk rock check my tunes! Magnusb feel free to comment and share!

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Druid66

    Hold on, they're coming! So much life and meaning in every note they sang.

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • luisritx

    How powerful!

    1 Sep 2011 Reply
  • richardneal

    "If they really disliked each other as much as they later claimed (& every observer confirms), maybe what their sound was about wasn't unity so much as the ultimate soul cutting contest, the spectacle growing more intense each beat deeper into the song, as Sam fought off Dave's claims & Dave refused to give in. Dave was even saddled with a much inferior instrument which somehow made his efforts seem even more poignant..." - Dave Marsh, music critic

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Jazzafm1

    great soulsters

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • z-wu

    hold on i'm coming is a best... real 60s shit....

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
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  • Comet_Course

    Too good.

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • RejoiceItsSusan

    Soothe Me is such an amazing song. <3

    3 Aug 2010 Reply
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