Sam and Dave
This soul duo was a force of nature.
Sam and Dave’s work with producer Isaac Hayes and backing band Booker T and the M.G.’s made them a formidable team. Their hit “Soul Man” endures today as an R&B smash and a unifying force between black and white audiences.
Billy Joel Inducts Sam & DaveBilly Joel Inducts Sam & Dave at the 1992 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Billy Joel Inducts Sam & Dave00:05:23
Sam Moore Acceptance Speech00:04:34
"When Something Is Wrong With My Baby"00:03:43
"Hold On, I'm Comin'"00:03:12
"When Something Is Wrong With My Baby"00:05:39
Hall of Fame Essay
In the summer of 1964, Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records was attending a DJ convention in Miami. Florida record man Henry Stone suggested he stop in at a nightclub called the King of Hearts to check out a local singing duo known as Sam & Dave.
"It was like 165 degrees,” Wexler later told writer Rob Bowman. “It was hot and they were hot...When I heard them there that night, that was all she wrote. I signed them up immediately.”
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