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David Porter

voc, *1941 US, Memphis, Tennessee
Singer / Musician / Songwriter / Arranger / Producer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Kenny Cain Little David (5)

David Porter (born November 21, 1941) is an American record producer, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.Porter was a 2005 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, with catalog sales exceeding 300 million units. In 2015, Rolling Stone listed him among the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. He is best known for songwriting, having written Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" (1968 Grammy winner), Mariah Carey's "Dreamlover" (1993 Grammy winner), Will Smith's "Get Jiggy Wit It" (1999 Grammy winner), Sam and Dave's "Hold On, I'm Comin'", and Biggie Smalls's "Who Shot Ya?".

        
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over on Stax: The Soul Of Hip-Hop by Various Artists
Can't See You When I Want To - Alternate Take on Gritty, Groovy, & Gettin' It by David Porter
Hang On Sloopy on Into A Real Thing by David Porter
Help on Victim Of The Joke?...An Opera by David Porter
Can't See You When I Want To on The Spirit Of Memphis by Isaac Hayes
(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over on Victim Of The Joke?...An Opera by David Porter
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby - feat. Sarah Grace on The Classics by David Porter
Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) on Isaac Hayes Sings For Lovers by Isaac Hayes
Baby I'm-A Want You on Isaac Hayes Sings For Lovers by Isaac Hayes
I Don't Know Why I Love You on Gritty, Groovy And Gettin' It by David Porter

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is OverDavid Porter2017Single
Hang On Sloopy / Hang 'Em HighDavid Porter, Booker T & The MG's1988Single
I Got You And I'm Glad / Falling Out, Falling InDavid Porter1974Single
Long As You're The One Somebody In The World / When You Have To Sneak (You Have To Sneak)David Porter1973Single
Sweat & LoveDavid Porter1973Album
When The Chips Are Down / I Wanna Be Your SomebodyDavid Porter1972Single
When The Chips Are Down / I Wanna Be Your SomebodyDavid Porter1972Single
I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over / Hang On SloopyDavid Porter1972Single
If I Give It Up, I Want It Back / HelpDavid Porter1971Single
Hang On SloopyDavid Porter1971Single
Victim Of The Joke?....An OperaDavid Porter1971Album
...Into A Real ThingDavid Porter1971Album
Hang On SloopyDavid Porter1971Single
This Is ... David PorterDavid Porter1971Compil.
Can't See You When I Want ToDavid Porter1970Single
Gritty, Groovy & Gettin' ItDavid Porter1970Album
Can't See You When I Want ToDavid Porter1965Single
One Part Two PartsDavid PorterSingle
Coz I Luv You / Hang On SloopySlade, David PorterSingle
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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