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