Album of the Day
“Coming to you on a dusty road - Good loving, I got a truck load!” Among the most successful R&B duos of all time, Sam Moore and Dave Prater were at the top of their game on SOUL MEN. Recorded at Stax in Memphis, the album boasts strong support from the studio's ace instrumental outfit Booker T. & the MG's and producers Isaac Hayes and David Porter. The Hayes-Porter team also contributed material to the 1967 collection, most notably the Top 10 title track, which earned Sam & Dave a Grammy for Best R&B Group, Vocal or Instrumental. It's the most famous of these 11 songs, but far from the sole highlight; “Hold It Baby,” “Broke Down Piece Of Man” and “I've Seen What Loneliness Can Do” all put the performers' gritty, gospel-infused vocals to excellent use. There's not a dull moment on SOUL MEN.