Album: Hold On, I’m Comin’
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While Sam Moore & Dave Prater had been releasing singles since 1962, it wasn’t until 1966 when they tasted any significant chart success, having hooked up with the Stax machine to produce the utterly dynamite “Hold On, I’m Comin’.”
Co-written by Dave Porter & Isaac Hayes, “Hold On, I’m Comin'” was anchored by a massive and thrilling horn hook by Mar-Keys Don Nix, Wayne Jackson and Charles “Packy” Axton, which dug instantly into your mind and dominated the song so much that you might not even notice just how deep of a groove that Al Jackson, Jr was digging. But good lord, man, just listen to that snare: it drives so deep, hard and insistent that it’s even dirtier than the double entendre of the title.