Dave Prater, one half of Sam & Dave, was killed in a car accident on this day in 1988. A hugely successful double-act known for their highly-charged concert appearances, they were the most successful soul duo and had 10 consecutive Top 20 singles in the R&B chart.
David’s early band, Jokers Wild, performed several of their songs.
How’s this for a phenomenal live performance? If it doesn’t get your toes tapping and hands clapping (hopefully with more rhythm and gusto than the bloke caught on camera at 2:37), I don’t know what will.
Have a listen to ‘Soul Man’ while you think of your favourite soul men and songs.
My vote goes to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
I’ll have to list ten tracks, so maybe you could do the same?