Soul Man (song)
"Soul Man" is a song written and composed by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, first successful as a number 2 hit single by Atlantic Records soul duo Sam .and
With Woodstock firmly on my mind as I was wrapping up my Woodstock series of articles, I happened to hear this wonderful tune on the radio the other morning. What was that? Did I hear the name "Woodstock" in the song? Funny that I hadn't really noticed it before, but sure enough, Woodstock does appear in the lyrics to "Soul Man. How could this be? The song "Soul Man" was released two years before the Woodstock festival took place in August The higher voice tenor of this duo belonged to Samuel David Moore, and the deeper voice baritone belonged to Dave Prater.
Moore and his manager-wife Joyce Moore appealed and, next Friday, Lutzker will argue before the appellate court that the hard-fought legal battle should resume in Tennessee. The Weinstein Co. If Lutzker can sway the appellate court, the suit could go to trial in Tennessee, where it originated. On Jan. The radio show is credited with launching the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, Christopher Guest, Gilda Radner, and Chevy Chase, key members of the early casts of the late night program.
Members of the vaunted roster at Stax Records, Sam and Dave expertly blended black gospel and modern pop to create some of the most iconic songs of the 20th century. Before their paths would serendipitously cross years later, Prater and Moore shared a remarkably similar musical background. Sam Moore was born in Miami where he sang gospel music in the church choir before becoming a member of the gospel groups The Majestics, The Gales, and The Mellonaires. At the same time, David Prater--who also cut his teeth singing gospel in church--had recently moved to Miami from Georgia to join The Sensational Hummingbirds, a gospel group founded by his older brother J. In , Moore was working as the host of a talent show at a night club called the King of Hearts in his native Miami. At the audition, Dave sang a Jackie Wilson song, but struggled to remember the words.
Sam & Dave, Soul Men Of 1967
In , "Soul Man" was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry as "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress. -