Spirit and R&B tenor who sang using the vocal duo Sam & Dave and was a Stone Hall of Popularity inductee in 1992. He initial discovered his performing abilities through the gospel genre. He and David Prater, the spouse of Sam & Dave, fulfilled in 1961. By using his wife he overcame his medication addiction. He wedded Joyce Ann Parker on Oct 22, 1955. Mariah Carey was highlighted on his initial solo album.