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Cupid, Sam & Dave

Sam & Dave

January 9th, 2014

Formed:
1961 in Miami, FL

Genre:
R&B/Soul

Years Active:
'60s, '70s






Sam & Dave

Biography

Perhaps no act epitomized soul music as the secularization of gospel more than Sam & Dave. The original pairing of Sam Moore and Dave Prater met in Florida in 1961, and they recorded unsuccessfully for several years before being signed to Atlantic Records in 1965. Atlantic persuaded their Memphis affiliate Stax Records to produce them, and in December that year the writing and production team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter delivered the crisply soulful “You Don't Know Like I Know.” Hayes and Porter became the éminence grises behind Sam & Dave, much as Holland-Dozier-Holland pulled the strings behind the Supremes. They wrote, they produced — and the result was a string of hits, including “Soul Man,” “Hold On! I'm Comin',” and “I Thank You,” songs that survive as the very epitome of Southern soul. Certainly, Sam & Dave's hits are among the most soulful ever to crack the Hot 100. Their albums often bore the hallmarks of hasty execution, though. The dissolution of the partnership between Stax and Atlantic virtually sealed the fate of Sam & Dave; there were a few more hits (and, later, a revival of interest thanks to the Blues Brothers), but the glory days were over.

Top Albums

Cupid, Sam & Dave
1. Cupid
The Best of Sam & Dave, Sam & Dave
2. The Best of ..
The Best of Sam & Dave, Sam & Dave
3. The Best of ..
Rhino Hi-Five: Sam & Dave - EP, Sam & Dave
4. Rhino Hi-Fiv..
Sam & Dave: All-Time Greatest Hits, Sam & Dave
5. Sam & Da..
Hold On, I'm Comin', Sam & Dave
6. Hold On, I'm..
Soul Men, Sam & Dave
7. Soul Men
Hold On,We're Coming, Sam & Dave
8. Hold On,We'r..
I Thank You, Sam & Dave
9. I Thank You
Golden Legends: Sam & Dave (Re-Recorded Version), Sam & Dave
10. Golden Legen..
Double Dynamite, Sam & Dave
11. Double Dynam..
The Ultimate 15, Sam & Dave
12. The Ultimate..
This Is Sam And Dave, Sam & Dave
13. This Is Sam ..
Sweat 'N' Soul: An Anthology (1965-1971), Sam & Dave
14. Sweat 'N' So..
Choice Soul Cuts: Sam & Dave, Sam & Dave
15. Choice Soul ..
Sam and Dave's Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody, Sam & Dave
16. Sam and Dave..
Sam & Dave: 20 Greatest Hits, Sam & Dave
17. Sam & Da..
Sam & Dave: Soul Man - Greatest Hits, Sam & Dave
18. Sam & Da..
27 All Time Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Version), Sam & Dave
19. 27 All Time ..
Eleven Best, Sam & Dave
20. Eleven Best

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Hold On, I'm Coming Best of Sam & Dave 2:29 $1.29
2.

Hold On, I'm Coming Hold On, I'm Comin' 2:35 $1.29
3.

Soul Man Best of Sam & Dave 2:36 $1.29
4.

When Something Is Wrong With My Baby Best of Sam & Dave 3:14 $0.99
5.

Soul Man Rhino Hi-Five: Sam & Da.. 2:36 $1.29
6.

I Thank You Best of Sam & Dave 2:52 $0.99
7.

When Something Is Wrong with My Baby Double Dynamite 3:19 $0.99
8.

Soothe Me Best of Sam & Dave 2:32 $1.29
9.

Hold On I'm Coming American Gangster (Original.. 2:31 $1.29
10.

When Something Is Wrong With My Baby Best of Sam & Dave 3:15 $0.99
11.

Soul Man Stand by Me, The Best of th.. 2:39 $0.99
12.

Soul Man Hold On, I’m Coming 2:56 $0.99
13.

Hold On, I'm Coming Hold On, I’m Coming 2:39 $0.99
14.

Wrap It Up Best of Sam & Dave 2:32 $0.99
15.

Hold On, I’m Coming (Re-Recorded) Golden Legends: Sam & D.. 2:41 $0.99
16.

Summertime Cupid 3:02 $0.99
17.

You Send Me Cupid 3:07 $0.99
18.

Soul Man Please Mr. Postman: 20 of t.. 2:39 $0.99
19.

(Sittin' on the) Dock of the Bay Soul Covers: Soul and R&amp.. 2:42 $0.99
20.

(Sittin' on the) Dock of the Bay Golden Oldies Classic Cover.. 2:42 $0.99
21.

Cupid Golden Oldies Classic Cover.. 3:52 $0.99
22.

Soul Man Funk Soul Brother: 2 Volume.. 2:39 $0.99
23.

Soul Man Li'l Red Riding Hood: T.. 2:39 $0.99
24.

Soul Man 60's Jukebox Hits 2:38 $0.99
25.

You Don't Know Like I Know Sam & Dave the Greatest.. 2:39 $0.99

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