“You Don’t Know Like I Know” Performed by Sam & Dave (1967)

May 5, 2011

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#7 R&B,  #90 Pop

“You Don’t Know Like I Know” is one of  three Sam & Dave singles that reached the R&B Top 10 in 1966.

Penned by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, this super fave of mine appeared on the duo’s first LP on Atlantic Records entitled  “Hold On I’m Coming.”

The album topped the R&B Chart at #1 R&B and reached #45 on the Billboard Top 200.

I can remember spending a few Saturday nights replaying my Sam & Dave vinyl over and over and over again until I had memorized every word, every lick and every inflection. This was raw feel good soul music at its best — and still is. Don’t you agree?

The Sixties was the best musical era of my lifetime.  There was Stax on one hand and Motown on the other. The British invasion emulated all of the above plus Memphis Rockabilly. Country Pop and novelty tunes,  in addition to the aforementioned, were all played daily on AM radio. When I got bored with my AM radio there was Mitch Miller and Lawrence Welk on TV and  I could listen and sing along to the Great American Songbook.  Broadway Showtunes were sung, by the original artists, weekly on the Ed Sullivan Show and The Hollywood Palace.

Yep, the Sixties were a great time for music and a great time to grow up.  That’s why I am an Old School Music lover!

How I love, love, love  this tune. Do you dig it?

Musically Yours,

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1 SupaStarry May 6, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I love Sam And Dave! and this is one of my faves by them. It mustve been a treat to see them live…sweat flingin and all lol. Sad the way things went though.


2 SonDan May 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm

I know. I really think sometimes that my parents’ generation was the best time for music. Being a pre-teen at this time I never got to see these artists live in the clubs where they performed.

You are so right SupaS … it must have been a beautiful thing to see live. But hey, at least I got to stay up to watch the Ed Sullivan Show (LOL).

Hope you have been well.


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