Sam Porter and Dave Prater were responsible for some of the finest soul music ever recorded back in the sixties. With an arsenal of the finest musicians like Booker T & The M. G.'s, plus producers and writers like Issac Hayes at their call, Sam & Dave released a treasure trove of funk, soul and rock masterpieces,
which have gone on to become some of the greatest sides ever waxed in modern soul history!
With chart topping soul rockers like Hold On, I'm Comin', I Take What I Want, I Thank You and their all time trademark song Soul Man, the good folks at Atlantic honored this famed duo with their own greatest hits album, the magnificent The Best Of Sam & Dave in 1969. This original album has been out of print for many years and for several decades in the vinyl format... that is until now.
Friday Music is proud to offer the original Atlantic Records masterpiece The Best Of Sam & Dave for the first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster.
This best of album features all of their original hit recordings mentioned above, as well as more killer funk from the pens and production wizardry of Issac Hayes and David Porter like May I Baby, Wrap It Up, You Got Me Hummin' and the all time soul ballad classic When Something Is Wrong With My Baby.
We have also included the original rare album cover artwork featuring the live concert photo by Walter Loos and the excellent packaging design of the legendary Stanislaw Zagorski.
This is one collection just made for the audiophile vinyl domain and will be a perfect companion to our recent Atlantic Records soul offerings from Wilson Pickett/The Best Of Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke/The Best Of Solomon Burke, Booker T & The M. G.'s/The Best Of Booker T. & The M. G.'s and Percy Sledge/The Best Of Percy Sledge.
The Best Of Sam & Dave... First time Audiophile Vinyl release... Impeccably mastered soul from your friends at Friday Music... Soul on!