365 Days of Album Recommendations – May 12

Sam & Dave – Hold On, I’m Comin’


Once upon a time in the history of Soul Music, Soul Music left the church, and Soul Music left the 50s. A little bit later, Soul Music would join the 70s. What happened in-between was something very, very special.

It was in this period that Sam & Dave were introduced to Jerry Wexler, who signed them to Atlantic, and then sent them to Stax to be produced and released.

The result was a debut album called “Hold On, I’m Comin’.” This release inaugurated a 4-year period during which some of the greatest Soul Music songs were ever released, including:

  1. Hold On, I’m Comin’
  2. I Take What I Want
  3. You Don’t Know Like I Do
  4. Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody
  5. You Got Me Hummin’
  6. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
  7. Soul Man
  8. I Thank You
  9. Soul Sister Brown Sugar

I know, right? Soul Music was amazing. Three of those songs are on this debut. This was the band:

Booker T. Jones – keyboards
Steve Cropper – guitar
Donald “Duck” Dunn – bass guitar
Al Jackson, Jr. – drums
Charles “Packy” Axton – tenor saxophone
Don Nix – saxophone
Wayne Jackson – trombone, trumpet
Isaac Hayes – organ

I know, right? Soul Music was amazing.



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