NEW YORK – Sam & Dave’s Stax recording of “Soul Man” has been certified as a million seller by the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA), marking the first certified gold record for the duo. Their new Stax album “Soul Men” was released a few weeks ago.
The order that put the Sam & Dave “Soul Man” over the million mark came from Tone Distributors in Miami, Sam & Dave’s home town. Miami as one of the first areas that broke with the record. Tone Distributors is owned by Henry Stone, who coincidentally was the original discoverer of Sam & Dave and brought them to the Stax label two years ago.