Soul singer Samuel David Moore, the Sam of Sam and Dave, is eighty this month. That’s the excuse for this song. To be honest, Old Soul Man is not about Sam at all (although for the very attentive listener, it features a bar or two from Sam and Dave’s Soul Man at the start) but a tribute to those amazing people who, rather than obsessing with the permanent present, seem to live in the past while always staying a step or two ahead. I reckon it must be the only song ever to namecheck Alan Sugar’s finest achievement. Not the Apprentice. (You’re fired if you said that.) But the Amstrad 8256 computer.
This song is copyright © 2011 Jim Pollard.