Sam & Dave Were Legends of Overtown
That's right, Sam Moore and Dave Prater are Miami dudes -- Sam's from
here, and Dave moved here at a young age. The two met at a talent show
back in the days when Overtown was a music mecca and the likes of Ike
and Tina could be seen fighting out front of their hotel. James Brown,
Ray Charles, and anybody who was anybody played in the neighborhood
(plus plenty of folks we'll never ever hear about) and the streets were
vibrant with music and culture.
Dave is dead and Sam is doing
his own thing, but Sam & Dave were inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in 1992 so their music lives on forever.
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