Sam & Dave – 1966 – Double Dynamite

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Another spirited, soulful, quality release from one of the best soul act ever.

Sublime early Stax work from Sam & Dave the kind of record that forever changed the way the male voice was used in group soul music! The rhythms on the tunes are totally raw bass, drums, and guitar that are kind of fused into a dirty funky bottom that proves a perfect foil for the leaping vocal mode of the pair a chunky sort of blend that was one of the boldest new sounds to come out of the Memphis scene of the time. Sam & Dave also get some key support here from another important duo that of Isaac Hayes & David Porter, who wrote a good portion of tracks on the set, and were no doubt instrumental in the groove! A killer, and the sort of record that changed male duet (and group) singing for generations to come! Titles include “You Got Me Hummin”, “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”, “Use Me”, and “Sweet Pains” plus a great cover of “I’m Your Puppet”.

This is a fine @320 vinyl rip of the original Stax Records LP including covers. You can buy the cd here and a few vinyl copies here.

Tracks
A1 You Got Me Hummin’ 2:55
A2 Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody 2:35
A3 That’s the Way It’s Gotta Be 2:51
A4 When Something Is Wrong With My Baby 3:17
A5 Soothe Me 2:34
A6 Just Can’t Seem to Get Enough 2:04

B1 Sweet Pains 2:36
B2
I’m Your Puppet 3:06
B3
Sleep Good Tonight 2:43
B4
I Don’t Need Nobody (To Tell Me ‘Bout My Baby)3:02
B5
Home at Last3:06
B6
Use Me 2:33

This was the second Sam & Dave album to enjoy significant crossover appeal. The 1967 record included such hits as “Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody,” “Soothe Me,” and “When Something Is Wrong with My Baby.” Isaac Hayes and David Porter were now rolling as songwriters, and even though the record didn’t attain big pop numbers, the singles clicked with both soul and pop audiences. More importantly, Sam & Dave’s teamwork and vocal interaction were establishing them as major stars.

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There is never a lack of energy on a quality Sam & Dave album, and Double Dynamite is certainly no exception.And while Double Dynamite may not have all the most recognizable Sam & Dave chart-busters in its tracklist, it never lets up on the soul power that Sam & Dave practically define as a duo.

Double Dynamite (which was also the nickname for the duo of Sam & Dave) is an album that uses gripping performances in the opening few songs almost as a way to build up the listener’s emotional threshold for the huge ballad “When Something is Wrong with My Baby.”The song was a huge hit for the group at the time, and it’s easy to see why.Sam & Dave sound so willing to drain everything the have into the song that you can’t help but fall in with them.No song on Double Dynamite is given a lesser treatment, from the sincerity of “I’m Your Puppet” to the hard bop of “Soothe Me.”

Sam & Dave just could go wrong during their Stax days with the Issac Hayes and David Porter songwriting team.The more Sam & Dave from this era that you can add to your collection, the better.

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42 Comments
  • k02
    Posted at 19:18h, 09 September 2008 Reply

    Thanks Nikos. Seems like its going to be a great record.

  • Mick
    Posted at 20:31h, 09 September 2008 Reply

    yes a dynamite!!!!!!!!!

  • yodasbestmate
    Posted at 20:37h, 09 September 2008 Reply

    good records………. you got a truckload!

    thanks for this nikos

    ybm

  • John F
    Posted at 21:00h, 09 September 2008 Reply

    They don’t make records any more, like they used to. The talent and energy was much higher. 60’s the golden decade in music history.

  • Seth
    Posted at 21:07h, 09 September 2008 Reply

    If you got the rhythm, the soul, the funk, and the rock & roll this is the culmination of all tunes! Bring it!

  • King Megatrip
    Posted at 00:08h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    wow! thanks!

  • Soul is the Music
    Posted at 00:51h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    Fantastic group. So sad Stax’s distribution deal with Atlantic ended in 1968. Since Sam & Dave were signed with Atlantic, not Stax, they no longer had access to the production team of Hayes and Porter or the house band of Booker T. & the MG’s, and their recorded work took a slight dip in quality. These 4 albums between 1966-68 were really amazing.

  • DJC
    Posted at 00:55h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    Quality tune, classic.

  • Simon
    Posted at 02:54h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    I met Sam Moore in Japan last November. He was performing for a week at the Blue Note in Tokyo (I was performing at the Cotton Club). Couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw him having breakfast in the hotel restaurant! He was staying at the same hotel. Every time I saw him he looked totally jet lagged. Only briefly spoke to him, but he was quite approachable.

  • Greg
    Posted at 09:21h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    UMMMMPHHH!!!! Raw SOUL!!!!!

  • T.A.
    Posted at 13:14h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    It rocks… souls..

  • Kate
    Posted at 14:35h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    Amazing…the real thing. Thanks Sam & Dave

  • Rich
    Posted at 20:07h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    you cant go wrong with this dynamic pair first time i see this record many thanx nikos

  • Mac12
    Posted at 20:08h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    Thanks for putting it up nikos. A Great one.

  • Andre
    Posted at 20:52h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    Nice drop man. Sam & Dave are fire!

  • invisiblenigma
    Posted at 23:24h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    Great Post Nikos! This Duo was Amazing. One Of the best! Much Appreciated Bro!

  • Lukas
    Posted at 23:36h, 10 September 2008 Reply

    Love this great great group with the touch of Isaac Hayes and David Porter. Big up bro.

  • whoknows
    Posted at 06:18h, 11 September 2008 Reply

    thanks Nikos! These guys are legendary! Some of that grown folks music, thanks again brotha! – whoknows

  • War
    Posted at 09:13h, 11 September 2008 Reply

    uuuuuugh! Damn that the good shit!

  • Fakes
    Posted at 09:53h, 11 September 2008 Reply

    Glory days. This is REAL soul. On another planet. Absolutely brilliant!!!!!!!!!

  • Funkygoal
    Posted at 11:30h, 11 September 2008 Reply

    Still love them madly…after all these years. They just had that country flavored soul!!!! Thanks for sharing these gems.

  • kizza
    Posted at 16:12h, 11 September 2008 Reply

    Damn, that duo of Hayes and Porter really pumped out some quality stuff during this era, huh?!?!
    Thanks for yet another stellar post!

  • michael
    Posted at 19:41h, 11 September 2008 Reply

    Lovely. That’s soul music.

  • Elinor Rigby
    Posted at 02:48h, 12 September 2008 Reply

    Awesome!!!!

  • Donny
    Posted at 03:25h, 12 September 2008 Reply

    Sam and Dave with Booker T, the MG’s, and a horn section….WOW!!!! Thanks for this. Just ordered the CD.

  • Groovy Emmanuel
    Posted at 10:18h, 12 September 2008 Reply

    This is one of the finest moments in Stax’s first period, the blue period. And one to underline the significance of the great songwriting duo of Hayes & Porter in that period. And what a fantastic reading of β€œSomething Is Wrong With My Baby”, the only ballad released as a single by Sam & Dave while they were at Stax, a track introduced by four ringing guitar chords followed by a wonderful combination of bass, snare and piano. Sam is the man singing the opening lyric, while Dave takes the follow up after the swelling organ. And just to be in touch with Porter’s own records, David conceived the song in full emotion about his own feelings on how a love affair ought to be.

  • Joshua
    Posted at 12:50h, 12 September 2008 Reply

    Amazing group! love their Stax Discography.

  • Messiah of Soul Power Music Group
    Posted at 14:54h, 12 September 2008 Reply

    Is it just me or does everyone get the feeling that the STax label had better song writers and singers who put more emotion into their records than that other label?……I really love everything that i’ve ever heard off that label….thanks Nikos…..Peace

    Messiah

  • Ben
    Posted at 15:28h, 12 September 2008 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this gem. As everybody has noticed The Group, The Producers/Songwriters and the Company were at their best. Golden days for music – not only Soul music but all genres.

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 16:06h, 12 September 2008 Reply

    Messiah, it is true that STAX was great. I can not say better than Motown or Atlantic and the other labels (is not that simple). Stax first period (1957-1968) with Hayes/Porter, Otis Redding, Rufus and Carla Thomas, The Mad Lads, Booker T. & the MGs, William Bell, The Bar-Kays, Wilson Pickett among others, was the golden period. But the break from Atlantic, the death of Otis Redding and two of the members of The Bar Kays, the loss of Sam & Dave (remained at Atlantic after the split)changed forever this tremendous upturn.

  • jaguar
    Posted at 00:26h, 13 September 2008 Reply

    My favourite LP by them.

    The duo that all other duos havdto follow.

    Many thanks.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 06:15h, 14 September 2008 Reply

    such a great old album….thank you!

  • manny
    Posted at 08:38h, 14 September 2008 Reply

    thanks for posting

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 13:18h, 15 September 2008 Reply

    Thank you very much for posting!!! I like

  • Jack Flash
    Posted at 14:54h, 18 September 2008 Reply

    Thanks for the ‘Dynamic Duo’ of Sam & Dave….[they set the standard]

  • billy
    Posted at 21:46h, 11 October 2008 Reply

    what a fantastic record. I can’t get enough sam and dave, thanks for posting!

  • cafecafecafe
    Posted at 23:45h, 20 October 2008 Reply

    Great duo Nikos. Thanks.

  • 2freakdudes
    Posted at 10:24h, 27 June 2009 Reply

    we say THESE is 2freakdudes raht HERE! BOOMIN! THANKYOU 4 THIS! πŸ˜€

  • alphabet
    Posted at 02:53h, 29 December 2009 Reply

    Great records!!!!

  • PEDRO
    Posted at 03:55h, 26 October 2012 Reply

    great lp this, i watched them perform most of theses tracks twice thanks for this

  • Catji
    Posted at 20:29h, 31 August 2016 Reply

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  • Tommy C
    Posted at 15:25h, 15 September 2016 Reply

    Thanks for this Sam & Dave, Nikos. Great,classic stuff. Do you happen to have any of their other early LPs? It would be great to hear those also. I only have a “best of” collection and it’s nice to hear the deep album tracks. Thanks again.

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