Sam & Dave - Soul Man

Soul Man is a 1967 song written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, first successful as a #2 hit single by Atlantic Records soul duo Sam & Dave.

Issued on the Atlantic-distributed Stax label for which Hayes and Porter worked, Sam and Dave's Soul Man was the most successful Stax single to date upon its release. The single peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart, and at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States during the autumn of 1967.Soul Man was awarded the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental.

The exclamation "Play it, Steve" heard in the song refers to guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, the house band who provided the instrumentation for this and many other Sam and Dave singles; Cropper provides guitar for both the original Sam and Dave recording, as well as the live and studio covers by the Blues Brothers.

Blues Brothers
Live at the RR Convention, LA, 1979
Matt Murphy - Guitar
Donald Dunn - Bass
Steve Jordan - Drums
Paul Shaffer - Keyboards
Lou Marini - Sax
Tom Malone - Trombone and Sax
Jake Blues - Lead vocals
Elwood Blues - Vocals and Harmonica
Steve Cropper - Guitar
Alan Rubin - Trumpet
Tom Scott - Sax

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