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David Porter

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  • Born: Memphis, TN
  • Years Active: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s


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All Music Guide:

David Porter is most famous as the songwriting partner of Isaac Hayes during the 1960s. Functioning as house composers for Stax, they penned most of Sam & Dave's hits, including such classics as "Soul Man" and "Hold On! I'm Coming"; they also wrote material for other acts on the roster, such as Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, and the Soul Children. Starting in the late '60s, Hayes became increasingly involved in his own recording career, eventually leading to the end of the partnership. Many soul fans remain unaware that Porter also began to record his own albums for Stax. In fact, in the '60s he had released a few singles for Savoy and Hi under the pseudonyms of Little David and Kenny Cain, and had done a single for Stax itself in 1965, "Can't See You When I Want To." A remake of "Can't See You When I Want To" became a Top 30 R&B hit for Porter, and he cut several albums for Stax in the early '70s, including an ambitious concept LP, Victim of the Joke?, which connected conventional pop/soul tunes with dialog. By this time he had teamed up with a different songwriting partner, Ronnie Williams, but as a solo artist he ultimately made little impact. In 2005, he and Hayes were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


David or Dave Porter may refer to:


David J. Porter (born 1956), Republican candidate for Railroad Commission of TexasDavid R. Porter (1788–1867), Pennsylvania politicianDavid Porter (Canadian politician) (died 1893), Ontario businessman and political figureDavid Porter (British politician) (born 1948), Conservative Member of Parliament for Waveney, 1987–1997


David Porter (naval officer) (1780–1843), United States Navy officer and ambassadorDavid Dixon Porter (1813–1891), his son, American Civil War Navy officerDavid Dixon Porter (Medal of Honor) (1877–1944), his son, officer in Philippine-American War


Dave Porter, NCAA wrestler and football playerDavid Porter (figure skater) (born 1949), Canadian ice dancing championDavid Porter (American football), football player for the Denver Broncos


David Porter (musician) (born 1941), American musicianDave Porter (composer), American composer, known for music for Breaking Bad


Dave Porter (Home and Away), fictional character in TV series Home and AwayDavid H. Porter, professor and past president of Skidmore CollegeDavid Porter (Australian judge), justice of the Supreme Court of TasmaniaDavid Porter (bishop) (1906–1993), bishop of Aston in the Church of EnglandDavid Richard Porter (1882–1973), figure in the Young Men's Christian AssociationDavid Stewart Porter (1909–1989), U.S. federal judge