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Sam and Dave

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by HotRodSteve, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    Did Steve Cropper and Donald "Duck" Dunn play on this?

     
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  2. MuddyDitch

    MuddyDitch Tele-Holic

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Tulpehocken Delta
    Well they did record stuff at Stax so it's possible (probable). But they also released stuff on Rhino. I'm not clear on the relation of Stax and Rhino.

    But no matter what, Sam and Dave RULE!!!
     
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  3. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    Elwood: Well this is definitely Lower Wacker Drive. If my estimations are correct, we should be very close to the Honorable Richard J. Daley Plaza.

    Jake: That's where they got that Picasso.

    Elwood: Yep.

     
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  4. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2016
    Henderson,NV/SLC,UT
    After reading these posts I started reading some articles on Steve Cropper and Sam and Dave. I love Soul Man and read this interesting note about it.


    • At the 1:15 mark, you can hear guitarist Steve Cropper play four notes that elicit the reply from Sam Moore: "Play it, Steve!" This was spontaneous, and done in one take.

      Cropper recalled to Uncut in 2015: "Sam said ' Play it, Steve!' only one time, on one take, which happened to be the best take, so we used that. I didn't think about it at the time. We didn't know it was going to make history."

      "The Stax studio where they recorded the song was a converted theater, and a bastion of creative energy. Cropper's guitar lick came after producer Isaac Hayes asked him for an Elmore James sounding slide part. Cropper used a Zippo lighter as a slide and got those famous notes."

    • Speaking about coming up with the famous guitar intro, Steve Cropper said: "Isaac Hayes came to me the night before the session. It was in the late afternoon and they had been back in their office, writing all day long. He came out and he said, 'David Porter and I have got this great idea. I really think this song is a hit, but I just can't come up with anything for the intro on this thing.' He asked me if I would go down to the piano with him for a minute and fool around, which I did. He was always coming up with these changes - he was such a good jazz musician, and he could come up with these different sets of changes, and sometimes leave it to me to put some sort of lick or something on top of those changes, and that's how the intro of 'Soul Man' was born."
     
  5. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    Little known Hollywood fact that Dan Ackroyd is one of the greatest stunt drivers ever. 120MPH under the L while being chased by the entire CPD and a camera bolted to the hood.
     
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  6. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    Thanks HotRod Steve....we need more Sam and Dave posts.....how about one EVERY DAY!!!!!!
     
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  7. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    Yes. The whole Booker T. and the MGs gang is on it, plus horns.
     
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  8. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    There's no business relationship between Stax and Rhino, especially since Stax ceased to exist before Rhino did. Rhino mainly rereleases various genres of music like this.
     
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  9. MuddyDitch

    MuddyDitch Tele-Holic

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Tulpehocken Delta
    I agree, more Sam and Dave.

     
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  10. pbenn

    pbenn Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 6, 2007
    Toronto
    "Soothe Me," Stax 218, was released May 30, 1967, and is a cover of the Sam Cooke original.

    A very good Stax box is the nine-volume The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, 1959-1968, which includes a big book with all this info in it, written by Rob Bowman.
     
  11. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

    Jul 4, 2008
    California
    Anyone else fans of the Swanky Modes?

    Sam and Junior. No Dave.

     
  12. Rufus

    Rufus Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 13, 2004
    NW Atlanta
    Absolutely love Sma and Dave...especially I Take What I Want, You Don't Know Like I Know and ...well...many others.
     
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