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Soul Man and American Idol

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"Moore, 70, was already a veteran of gospel and R&B groups when he met Dave Prater at a club in Miami, Florida, in 1961. Musically, the two fit together like bacon and corn bread, and when Jerry Wexler signed them to the Atlantic Records family in 1965, assigning them to Atlantic partner Stax Records, they finally had a label that knew how to use them.

"The duo was teamed with writer/producers Isaac Hayes and David Porter, and with the crack musical support of Booker T. and the MG's and the Memphis Horns, cranked out a series of soul classics: 'You Don't Know Like I Know,' 'When Something Is Wrong With My Baby,' 'Hold On, I'm Comin', 'Soul Man,' 'I Thank You.'

"Their nickname was 'Double Dynamite.' But socially, the two got to the point where they could barely stand each other, a condition that affected their shows. ..."

Read the rest of this profile of Soul Man Sam Moore here, including news about his new album with American Idol's Randy Jackson. Dawg!

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