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Sam & Dave

Samuel David Moore (b. Samuel David Hicks, 12th October 1935, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.)


David Prater (b. 9th May 1937, Ocilla, Georgia, U.S.A. d. 9th April 1988, Sycamore, Georgia, U.S.A.)

Sam and Dave were two R&B singers comprising of Sam Moore and Dave Prater.

Formed in 1961 in Florida, they enjoyed moderate success, up until joining Stax Records.

At Stax they collaborated with the songwriting team, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, around 1965.

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hold on, i'm comin' - 1966 / double dynamite - 1966 / soul men - 1967 / i thank you - 1968

At Stax, they are best remembered for their hits, 'Hold On, I'm Coming' (R&B number 1/Pop number 21, in 1966) and 'Soul Man' (R&B number 1/Pop number 2, in 1967).

The duo disbanded in 1971, but reunited again throughout the 1970's and 1980's.

Sam and Dave were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

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back at' cha - 1974

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as Sam & Dave:

Sam And Dave (Roulette/King Records 1966)

Hold On, I'm Comin' (Stax Records 1966)

Double Dynamite (Stax Records 1967)

Soul Men (Stax Records 1967)

I Thank You (Atlantic Records 1968)

Double Trouble (Stax Records 1969)

Back At' Cha (United Artists Records 1976)

Sam And Dave II 1962-63 recordings (Edsel Records 1994)

Sam Moore Solo:

Plenty Good Lovin' (Swing Cafe Records Records 2002)

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