Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Hold On, I'm Comin' " by Sam and Dave.

OK, back to the 60's: This '66 Sam and Dave classic on the Stax label topped the Hot Black Singles chart and peaked at #21 on Billboard's Hot 100. David "Dave" Porter and Isaac Hayes were at the Stax studios, where an intricate electronic arrangement had been fashioned between the main console and the men's room (!) to create echo and reverb. The composing just wasn't going as planned. Dave was taking a little longer in the men's room than Isaac thought was necessary so he yelled at him, "Hurry up!". Dave's answer inspired the song! Backup tracks by Booker T. And The MG's and the Mar-Key Horns. The Blues Brothers were patterned after Sam and Dave and this song plays on an 8-Track in the Bluesmobile during the movie's 1st chase scene.

Yesterday's answer: " 'Til" by The Angels. Beautiful tune. I particularly like The Vogues' version.

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