Sam & Dave were always a great live act. But during their heyday (1966-1968), Sam Moore (tenor) and Dave Prater (tenor/baritone) were at the very pinnacle of show business, bringing all the fervor of gospel music to their performances of great songs with outstanding instrumental support. Only Otis Redding and James Brown among soul musicians and Bruce Springsteen among rock musicians could generate the same level of sustained live excitement as Sam & Dave at their peak.

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