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Song of the day: Arthur Conley- Sweet Soul Music

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In 1967, Otis Redding and Arthur Conley wrote a song. They took the intro from the soundtrack of The Magnificent Seven. Furthermore, the song was based on Yeah Man from Sam Cooke. They did not get away with using the melody: the business partner of Sam Cooke got them to put the name of Sam Cooke in the credits and Otis Redding recorded several songs on his label. However, the melodies put together with some mentions of soul legends like Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett made a song which hit the chart on number 2 in the US. Enjoy

Arthur Conley- Sweet Soul Music

Song of the day: Sam & Dave- Soul Man

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In 1967, Isaac Hayes and David Porter wrote the song Soul Man. The song was inspired by the African American Civil Rights Movement, which caused a lot of commotion in the sixties. After a riot in Detroit, the buildings that were not destroyed were marked with the word soul. Hayes and Porter thought of a song in which the struggle to overcome the present situation was the main theme. Sam & Dave recorded it on the Stax label and got a number 2 hit in the US. As usual, Booker T & The MG’s played the music. Enjoy

Sam & Dave- Soul Man