Long before Sam Moore hooked up with Lou Reed for an astonishing, barely believable version of 'Soul Man', he had the same hit along with a bunch of others with his friend Dave Prater. well they were friends but then they fell out but not before releasing this that has been described as "one of the greatest soul LPs of all time".
Vinyl LP £15.49 0081227940577
180g vinyl reissue LP on Rhino / Stax.
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- Soul Men by Sam & Dave
8/10 Jack 28th June 2017
Sam & Dave-Soul Men: Paraphrasing the title of their most successful hit, which also provided a blueprint for The Blues Brothers' enthusiastic (if note for note) tribute, Soul Men could apply to no cooler combination of blistering talent than Sam Moore and Dave Prater. Their third punchy platter, backed as always by Stax house band Booker T & The MG's and The Memphis Horns, is the usual swaggering, grit-choked affair, with Moore's jubilant gospel-infused yowl facing off against PRATER's guttural back street growl.
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