Super Cool Summer Soul 60s Song: "Soul Man" Sam and Dave (1967)

@JohnRoberts (61433)
Los Angeles, California
July 13, 2016 12:15pm CST
I liked my post yesterday of Sam and Dave's "Hold On I'm Coming" so much that I doing Sam and Dave's classic "Soul Man." Both songs were written by Isaac Hayes (yes, "Chef" and Shaft himself) David Porter. Booker T and the MGs were Stax Records house band and performed on the "Soul Man" recording but do not appear in this vintage concert clip as they did on "Hold On I'm Coming." "Soul Man" was a huge hit reaching Billboard Hot 100 #2 and has become a much covered standard. The most successful cover came in 1979 by the Blues Brothers (Joliet Jake and Elwood better known as John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) which charted at #14. This live concert clip showcases what a pair of polished slick performers Sam and Dave were and dig that horn section!
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• Austin, Texas
2 Aug 16
The Blues Brothers cover was fantastic!
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
That video brought back some good memories. My older brother is so fond of this kind of music.
@teamfreak16 (41167)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Jul 16
What a classic! Everything Isaac Hayes touched was gold. This was made even moreso with the level of talent involved.
@EddieHands (37814)
• United States
13 Jul 16
Oh yes I am a soul man! This is great! Blessings
@FourWalls (14719)
• United States
13 Jul 16
What a fabulous song. I tend to forget the Blues Brothers' version, even though theirs was the first time I heard this song.
@amadeo (70857)
• United States
13 Jul 16
this is I know.Youtube will down load this for you soon.It takes time.