Today was the fifth and final (for now) week of our trip to the world of soul Motown and Disco on The Soulful Sunday Replay. I’ve had a great few weeks playing some of what I consider to be some of the best music ever recorded.
On 3 @ 3 today we featured these two great soul men –
Sam Moore and Dave Prater, veterans of the gospel groups The Melionaires and The Sensational Hummingbirds, respectively met at the King of Hearts club in Miami in 1961. They teamed up and recorded for Roulette Records in the early 60s with little success. Jerry Wexler signed them to Atlantic Records in 1965, with their singles and albums were issued on the Stax label. Recording at the Stax studio in Memphis, Tennessee under songwriter-producers Isaac Hayes and Dave Porter, who wrote virtually all their hits.. Usually recording with Hayes on the piano and backed by Booker T. and The MGs and The Memphis Horns, Sam and Dave had Top 10 R&B hit with “You Don’t Know Like I Know in early 1966. “Hold On! I’m Comin'” a R&B hit and a Top 10 Pop hit, followed by R&B “I Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody,” “You Got Me Hummin’,” and “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby.” They later had Top 10 Pop and R&B hits with “Soul Man” and “I Thank You.”
Next Week – Get your flares on – We begin the countdown of The Top 100 of the 70’s!