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Sam & Dave

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Sam Moore of Sam & Dave (1985)

Interview by Simon Witter, Rock's Backpages audio, 1985

Getting together with Dave Prater; Atlantic/Stax; the Stax-Volt UK tour; meeting the Queen; working with Lou Reed: the Soul Man speaks.

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Joe Tex, Little Richard, Robert Parker, the Isley Brothers et al: the Village Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 15 August 1966

KEY TO THE BLUES IS SHOWMANSHIP Dancing and Costumes Add Dash to 30 Singing Acts ...

Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge et al: New Albums Reviewed by Norman Jopling and Peter Jones

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 14 January 1967

Rhythm & Blues galore! ...

Otis Redding, Sam & Dave et al: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 25 March 1967


Otis Redding, Sam & Dave et al: Stax/Volt Revue Tour, Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 25 March 1967


Otis Redding, Sam and Dave et al: "Hit the Road Stax", Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Hugh Nolan, Disc and Music Echo, 25 March 1967

Stax sensation ...

LP Reviews: Sam & Dave, James Brown, Chet Atkins, and the Mothers of Invention

Review by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, April 1967

  Sam And Dave: Double Dynamite (Stax 589003) ...

Stax-Volt Review: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music, April 1967

It was perfectly clear that every performer on the Stax show was going to receive the most sympathetic applause should he or she subsequently turn ...

R.M. Stax Show Review Row — Label Manager Replies To Criticism

Readers' Letters by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 1 April 1967

RECORD MIRROR'S Norman Jopling went to the very first performance of the "Hit The Road Stax" tour in Britain — first house at Finsbury Park. ...

Various Artists: Hit The Road Stax; Sam and Dave: Double Dynamite (both Stax)

Review by uncredited writer, Disc and Music Echo, 8 April 1967

Sam and Dave plus a Stax of soul! ...

Who, Prince Buster, Bee Gees et al: New Singles Reviewed

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 22 April 1967

Top class, dramatic newie from Bee Gees, and a not so commercial Tremeloes — slow soul from Sam & Dave, & delicate new P. P. ...

Sam & Dave: We Started Bugaloo — Curtain Came Down

Report and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 19 May 1967

SUPER EXCITEMENT on stage. That's what Sam and Dave generate. In fact the two work so hard that by the end of a set their ...

The Four Seasons: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica; Sam & Dave, the Jimi Hendrix Experience: Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 4 July 1967

Two Pop Groups in Los Angeles Debuts ...

Sam & Dave, Arthur Conley, Percy Sledge et al: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 21 October 1967

ALL SOUL CAN sometimes be a little too much for one whole show. But the Soul Explosion package tour going around at the moment manages ...

Loraine Alterman on Pop Records: The Shattering Impact of the Doors

Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 5 November 1967

THE DOORS, with Jim Morrison singing lead in his urgent, compelling voice, lead you into the strange world of their music after the freaky album ...

Sam & Dave: Soul Explosion!

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 11 November 1967

A DOUBLE Dynamite Duo with a tradition to live up to. That's Sam and Dave – and their tradition is hit records. Hits like 'Soul ...

The Stax Story (Part 6): Porter & Hayes, Producers

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, February 1968

ISAAC HAYES and Dave Porter have written about one hundred and fifty songs together for Stax artists and also produced most of them. So far their ...

Bonanza Atlantic LP Issue: Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex et al

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 9 March 1968

IN AN EFFORT to smash the Tamla domination of the LP market, the rival R&B giant Atlantic have put out a batch of soul and ...

Stevie Wonder, Sam & Dave, Arthur Conley, B.B. King, Big Maybelle: Downing Stadium, Randalls Island, NY

Live Review by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 2 September 1968

Top Pop Concert Draws Only 2,000 To Randalls Island ...

Sam & Dave: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 16 December 1968

Soul Team Plays 'South of the Border' ...

Sam and Dave — soul brothers on stage — but not off

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 1 March 1969

SOUL BROTHERS on stage... but not so brotherly in real life. That seemed to be the implication by Sam Moore, of Sam and Dave, when ...

Sam and Dave: Double Trouble (Atlantic)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 14 June 1969

ANYONE who's ever seen Sam and Dave on stage will appreciate just how hard the dynamic duo work. ...

Ike & Tina Turner, Sam & Dave: Felt Forum, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 24 November 1969

Soul Selections Get Sensual Treatment From Tina Turner ...

Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Report and Interview by Ritchie Yorke, Hit Parader, 1970

THERE WERE only seven people on Southern Airlines' Boeing 727 flight number 63 from Atlanta to Muscle Shoals, via Huntsville-Decatur on a recent Wednesday afternoon. ...

Clarence Carter, Arthur Conley, Joe Tex, Sam & Dave: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, 31 January 1970

IT'S BEEN three years since a soul tour of such importance has been to Britain. Then, in the spring of 1967, it was Otis Redding ...

Sam & Dave, Arthur Conley, Jimmy Ruffin: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 27 February 1970

Soul together — so untogether! ...

Sam & Dave: Inside Sam Moore

Interview by uncredited writer, Blues & Soul, 13 March 1970

An in-depth interview with Sam Moore, one part of the fantastic Sam & Dave team known everywhere as Double Dynamite. ...

Sam & Dave: The Split — The Story

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 17 July 1970

AFTER 10 YEARS, Sam and Dave have finally parted company. They both intend to continue in the business, yet neither is certain of exactly which ...

Together again: Sam & Dave

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 6 August 1971

AFTER less than a year apart, Sam Moore and Dave Prater – alias Sam & Dave, the Dynamic Duo – are back together. The decision ...

Sam & Dave: Back At' Cha!

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 6 November 1975

IF ANYTHING SYMBOLIZES the decline of the Stax Records era (recently brought to a probable close with the indictment of president Al Bell for bank ...

Stax: The Soul of a City

Interview by Richard Wootton, Melody Maker, 10 March 1979

RICHARD WOOTTON talks to David Porter about the life and tempos of Stax ...

The Clash/Undertones/Sam & Dave: The Palladium, NYC

Live Review by Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, November 1979

THIS REVIEW is being turned in weeks late, and I know why. After all these years and all these bands, all the disappointing second albums ...

Sam Moore: The Soul Man Makes A Comeback From Heroin

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 26 October 1984

IN THE late '60s, Sam & Dave were right up there with Otis Redding as stars of Memphis' legendary Stax Records. Singles like 'Hold On, ...

Sam & Dave: Hold On, They're Coming

Profile and Interview by Clinton Walker, The Age, 15 February 1985

THE READERS of Smash Hits may not know it, but it's a fact that so many of their idols — today's transient pin-up popsters, Wham, ...

Sam & Dave & Lou

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, Blues & Soul, 3 February 1987

Golden oldies never die, but they come back in different guises. Sam Moore and Lou Reed are currently scoring with 'Soul Man' — a veritable ...

Sam and Dave: The Best of Sam & Dave

Review by Tom Graves, Rock & Roll Disc, December 1987

DURING THE HEIGHT of the Blues Brothers craze, I went to a small club to see the re-formed Sam and Dave. The dance floor ...

Various Artists: The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-68

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, September 1998

Epic set of Sixties soul classics, formerly import-only ...

Sam Moore: Can't stand up for falling down

Interview by Gavin Martin, The Independent, 18 January 2002

One half of Sam and Dave, Sam Moore was also a junkie, a pimp and a jailbird. Now he's releasing a solo album and is ...

Sam & Dave

Sleeve notes by Gene Sculatti, Rhino Records Anthology, April 2006

Brooks & Dunn? Outkast? Big & Rich? Where are the duos of today? Sure, there are duet performances, and tons of hits by so-and-so ...

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