Friday, September 2, 2011

The Soul Corner - Sam and Dave - "Hold On, I'm Comin'"

How could we go for 30+ weeks of the Soul Corner and not include Sam and Dave? Well kids, the long wait is over.
And have we got the classic live performance for you, from the 1966 Stax-Volt European tour. Backed by Booker T. Jones, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Cropper, and Al Jackson Jr, and a killer horn section, Sam and Dave throw down here! Be sure to watch all the way through. And what slacks those fellas are sporting! You may think you know the song but you have to experience this live version:
The track was produced and co-written by Isaac Hayes. Legend has it that Hayes was trying to hurry his songwriting partner David Porter from the men's room while they were starting to write the song, when Porter bellowed out "Hold on, I'm comin'."

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