As the premier '60s R&B vocal duo, Sam Moore and Dave Prater first caught the public's attention with their Stax/Volt debut HOLD ON, I'M COMIN'. Teamed with songwriters Isaac Hayes and David Porter, along with label house musicians like Booker T. & The MG'S and The Bar-Kays, this Floridian duo reaped the benefits of these rich musical resources. Masters of call-and-response thanks to their church background, Sam and Dave readily employ their considerable talents on the hugely successful, smash title track, the scolding "It's A Wonder," and the tasty nugget "You Don't Know Like I Know." Their achingly beautiful harmonies and their gospel-trained style are apparent on the sanctified "I Got Everything I Need," the robust "Ease Me," and on "It's A Wonder," with its punchy horn arrangements and march-like cadence. With its familiar themes based around the ups and downs of love, HOLD ON, I'M COMIN' is equal parts passion, heartbreak, and humility.