Sam Moore


Oral History Information

Sam Moore and his singing partner Dave Prater helped put Stax Records on the map with their string of top hits in the 1960s. Their powerful performances inspired their nicknames of Double Dynamite and The Sultans of Sweat. They began recording together in 1965 and helped redefine soul music of the era with super hits such as “Soul Man,” “Hold On, I’m Comin’” and “I Thank You.” Sam’s solo career included albums such as Plenty Good Lovin’ and Overnight Sensational, as well as an appearance in the movie Blues Brothers 2000 in which he played Reverend Morris and belted out an energetic version of “John the Revelator.” Sam was close friends with Otis Redding and spoke warmly of his fellow Stax recording star during his NAMM interview.