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(Vocal duo, 1965–70)

The original inspiration for The Blues Brothers, Sam Moore and Dave Prater signed to Atlantic in 1965 and recorded a string of energetic soul shouts at Stax under the production team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter, including ‘Hold On! I’m Coming’ and Southern Soul anthem ‘Soul Man’. They split in 1970, personal animosity and drug addictions thwarting several reunions. Prater died in 1988; Moore guested on Bruce Springsteen’s Human Touch (1992).

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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