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Sam & Dave — Hold on I'm Comin'
Album: Best Of Sam & Dave
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Released: 1966
Length: 2:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Don't you ever be sad,
Lean on me when times are bad.
When the day comes and you're down,
In a river of trouble and about to drown

Just hold on, I'm comin',
Hold on, I'm comin'.

I'm on my way, your lover.
If you get cold I'll be your cover.
Don't have to worry `cause I'm here,
No need to suffer baby, I'm here.

Just hold on, I'm comin',
Hold on, I'm comin'.
Hold on, I'm comin',
Hold on, I'm comin'.
(Lookie here)
Reach out to me for satisfaction,
(Lookie here. All you got to do)
Call my name now for quick reaction.

Don't you ever be sad,
Lean on me when the times are bad.
When the day comes and you're down baby,
In a river of trouble and about to drown,

Just hold on, I'm comin',
Hold on, I'm comin'
Just hold on,don't you worry, I'm comin',(here ya come)
Hold on, I'm comin'.

Just hold on,don't you worry I'm comin',
Hold on, I'm comin'.
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 1000121349 wrote:
The version played was different than the one in the Blues Brothers and it did not play to completion, just silence.

 
Fixed, finally (thought I'd done that months ago). 
Something's wrong with this recording, as others have noted.
 redeyespy wrote:
When I hear this I recall THE BLUES BROTHERS. This song was playing during the first chase scene, right before Jake and Elwood take a tour of a shopping mall.
 
I feel that more than a kick-ass fun movie "Blues Brothers" is an American Musical History education 

Love this song!!!
Transcendent.
WOW! This and 'Wait Til the Midnight Hour' are songs of the 60's!!  But, like the decade, the CD is imperfect.  Get a new recording, please.
Truly a great song! Can't sit still with this song pumping on my speakers!
Exemplary! {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Sunny}{#Chillpill}
file seems to be corrupted. too bad on such a great song. seems to have happened recently because this cut has been clean in the past
 stromdal wrote:
Scratched CD
 
Not just me then... that was over in about 25secs of jumpy snippets!
Scratched CD
 WonderLizard wrote:
Highly recommended is Robert Gordon's history of Stax, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion . Not least of the many threads running through the book is the almost easy way black and white musicians manufactured the Stax sound in a city where the Freedom Riders' bus burned and Dr. King was assassinated.

 
I watched a great, great documentary about Stax/Volt Records on PBS years ago. I'm not sure if this is the same documentary on YouTube, but it apparently aired on BBC 4 and is likely pretty damned good. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmIzNX0Cr7k

The YouTube uploader, corporalhenshaw, uses two different titles—"The Story of Stax Records" and "The Stax Records"—for the same piece.

WonderLizard is right: black and white musicians worked together without friction and musicians who just happened to be around the studio became famous. As I've written elsewhere on RP, one musician came to Stax for a recording session and finished with time to spare. The engineers gave the leftover time to the musician's driver, Otis Redding. And there's this tidbit from the Wikipedia entry for Booker T. (yes that Booker T.) Jones:

While hanging around the Satellite Record Shop run by Estelle Axton, co-owner of Satellite Records with her brother Jim Stewart, Jones met record clerk Steve Cropper, who would become one of the MGs when the group formed in 1962. Besides Jones on organ and Cropper on guitar, Booker T. and the MGs featured Lewie Steinberg on bass guitar and Al Jackson, Jr. on drums (Donald "Duck" Dunn eventually replacing Steinberg). While still in high school, Jones co-wrote the group's classic instrumental "Green Onions," which was a massive hit in 1962. 

(Stax was originally known as Satellite Records...)
 Derecho wrote:
"Shit."

"What?"

"Rollers."

"Naw!"

"Yup."

"Shit."



 
Hmm. When I saw that movie as a kid, I did not catch the bit about "Rollers". Until recently I still would have not caught it. I was enlightened when I read Iceberg Slim.
 
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

What kind of music do you usually have here? 
Oh, we got both kinds, country AND western!

 9

 
 
 
LOL!
 WonderLizard wrote:
Highly recommended is Robert Gordon's history of Stax, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion . Not least of the many threads running through the book is the almost easy way black and white musicians manufactured the Stax sound in a city where the Freedom Riders' bus burned and Dr. King was assassinated.

 
The same situation is described in the movie "Muscle Shoals", the story of the music coming out of the Shoals around this era.  The "Swampers", backing musicians for many of Aretha's early hits, were all white session players, but they had the funk.  I found it a very interesting movie.
Highly recommended is Robert Gordon's history of Stax, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion . Not least of the many threads running through the book is the almost easy way black and white musicians manufactured the Stax sound in a city where the Freedom Riders' bus burned and Dr. King was assassinated.

What kind of music do you usually have here? 
Oh, we got both kinds, country AND western!

 9

 
 
"Shit."

"What?"

"Rollers."

"Naw!"

"Yup."

"Shit."


Odd thing is they couldn't stand each other!  {#Lol}  This and Soul Man both brilliant and both in "the library".

Exactly what I needed this morning!

Back story of this songs creation courtesy of Bob Lefsetz:

Isaac Hayes was at the organ, David Porter was in the bathroom, it was late at night, they were writing a song, Isaac was impatient, he implored Porter to come back into the studio. Porter yelled out HOLD ON, I’M COMIN’!

And then Porter immediately came out of the loo with his pants around his ankles, screaming THAT’S IT!


This one goes to 11. And that's on a bad day. 
Toes a tappin and a big ol' grin :)
Dancin' around the breakfast table!
I never knew what this song was called, it is quite good!!
 Gutter wrote:
Mrs. Tarantino: Are you the police?
Elwood: No, ma'am. We're musicians.
 
Mr. Man! 

 redeyespy wrote:
When I hear this I recall THE BLUES BROTHERS. This song was playing during the first chase scene, right before Jake and Elwood take a tour of a shopping mall.
 
That's right, Elwood pushes the tape into the tape player, Sam & Dave starts up, and the cops give chase ('rollers') On another level, it's sad though how 'Atlantic' helped to screw over 'Stax' during the Sam & Dave era, by tricking them into signing away the rights to the original master recordings for all of Stax's Atlantic-distributed recordings

Both label logos are classics

    
Classic by The Sultans of Sweat.  My memories of this tune long precede arrival of The Blues Brothers though.
too bad cuz I'm good at helpin ;)
 Glencoe_JC wrote:

Hee hee...ma laptop's bouncin' {#Dance}
 

Yes, that is what I mean by Boogie Down Productions!{#Cheers}
 RadioDoc wrote:
If this doesn't get your feet movin' and your hips swayin', your soul is dead.

9
 
Hee hee...ma laptop's bouncin' {#Dance}
 ziggytrix wrote: 

Boogie Down Productions!{#Bananajam}

Edit: Believe me, as one of the few Hip Hop fans who listen to this station, I definitely know who BDP is.{#Yes}
 sirdroseph wrote:
Boogie Down Productions!!!{#Dancingbanana}
 
say what?
Boogie Down Productions!!!{#Dancingbanana}
Great followup to Neko, Bill!
Mrs. Tarantino: Are you the police?
Elwood: No, ma'am. We're musicians.
AAAAAAWWWW YEEEEAAAAAAH
If this doesn't get your feet movin' and your hips swayin', your soul is dead.

9
 sirdroseph wrote:
{#Dancingbanana}
 
any chance to get those guys dance to the beat? that'd be WAY cool ... !!
{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajumprope}

( btw i *love* this music, even though it was made before i was...)

That's Booker T and the MG's back there too...
{#Dancingbanana}
Loved it then and still do.  This song and Soul Man were two big hits for them.
I have seen these two Gentleman live,best Song and Dance performance I have seen.
                            {#Dancingbanana}        {#Dancingbanana_2}

classic....{#Jump}
Wow — I didn't realize until hearing this that it's a cover of this song that's on Bird York's album. Duh.
10.
 redeyespy wrote:
When I hear this I recall THE BLUES BROTHERS. This song was playing during the first chase scene, right before Jake and Elwood take a tour of a shopping mall.
 

best movie eva

i know the scenes well

so you want out of this parking lot?


OKAY!
Best double entendre song title ever.
Was lucky to be a back-up singer with a band who covered this song and other Sam and Dave tunes ... ah, blissful youth!
Best... song... ever...
When I hear this I recall THE BLUES BROTHERS. This song was playing during the first chase scene, right before Jake and Elwood take a tour of a shopping mall. :lol: