Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Whaddya Mean, You've Never Heard Of... Sam Dees?

Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, 1995

AT SIX FOOT FOUR and two-hundred-plus pounds, Sam Dees is a soul giant in more ways than one. One of black America’s premier songsmiths, he also cut the classic, maddeningly hard-to-find Atlantic album The Show Must Go On (1973), a sampler of sublime ballads like 'Worn Out Broken Heart' and funky Southern message songs like 'Claim Jumpin’'.

Total word count of piece: 328

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.

Login


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: