Sam and Dave

Band members               Related acts

- Sam Moore - vocals

- David Prater (RIP 1988) - vocals




- The Majestics (Sam Moore)

- Sam Moore (solo efforts)

- Dave Prater (solo efforts)





Genre: soul

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Title:  Back at 'Cha!

Company: United Artists

Catalog: UA LA524-G

Year: 1975

Country/State: --

Grade (cover/record): NM/NM

Comments: still in shrink wrap

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4337

Price: $20.00

Cost: $66.00


With their business and personal relationships in complete disrepair, Sam Moore and Dave Prater officially broke up in 1970.  The two struck out in pursuit of solo careers, but within a matter of two years found themselves forced reunite in order to pay their bills.


1972 found the pair signed by United Artists, but the label did little with the pair for a couple of years.  Finally, in 1975 they were given a chance to record.  Reunited with producer/writer/guitarist Steve Cropper, "Back At 'Cha!"  was a surprisingly strong and impressive comeback. Outside of the studio the two may have still hated each other's guts, but on tracks such as 'When My Loves Hand Comes Down', 'There's a Party In My Heart' and 'Don't Close the Curtain (Until You See the Show)', you were hard pressed to tell or care about their personal differences.  Their voices may have lost a little bit of range, but there remained something magical about their vocal collaborations - anyone doubting it need only check out the blazing 'Blinded By the Light'.  Certainly support from an all star cast of Stax sessions players (Donald Duck Dunn, Willie Hall, Clarence McDonald, etc.) didn't hurt the album. Hoping to improve sales, United pulled two singles from the album:


- 1974's 'A Little Bit of Good (Cures a Whole Lot of Bad) ' b/w 'Blinded By Love (United Artists catalog number UA XW-438W)

- 1974's 'Under the Boardwalk' b/w 'Give It What You Can' (United Artists catalog number UA XW- W)

"Back At 'Cha" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Come Into My Life   (Jimmy Cliff) - 

2.) When My Loves Hand Comes Down   (Pam Sawyer - Gloria Jones) - 

3.) A Little Bit of Good (Cures a Whole Lot of Bad)   (G. Dalton - K. Dubarri) - 

4.) There's a Party In My Heart   (Mentor Williams - Tom Jans - Will Jennings)  

5.) Under the Boardwalk   (Arthur Resnick - Kenny Young) - 


(side 2)
1.) Shoo Rah, Shoo Rah   (Allen Toussaint) - 

2.) Queen of the Ghetto   (Charles Richard Cason) - 

3.) Blinded By Love   (Allen Toussaint) - 

4.) Give It What You Can   (Steve Cropper - Carl Marsh - Jimmy Tarbutton) - 

5.) Don't Close the Curtain (Until You See the Show)   (Steve Cropper) - 




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