Later covered by many (including the Blues Brothers.) Those drums are funky as hell.
Make it better, each and every day...
An old soul classic. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart, number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and "Soul Man" was awarded the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance.
Happy Birthday to Samuel David Moore.
An amazingly energetic performance for a very subdued Offenbach, Germany audience (1967)
1 the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.