David Porter

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1995 (The 1996 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Will David Porter be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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David Porter is to Isaac Hayes, what Bernie Taupin is to Elton John. David Porter and Bernie Taupin, still not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 12.27.12 @ 12:32pm


I agree. It's a shame that David Porter isn't in the Hall.

Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 12.27.12 @ 12:49pm


David Porter and Isaac Hayes were both inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 01.4.13 @ 10:14am


Isaac Hayes songs co-written by David Porter

01. 1968 You Don't Know Like I Know
02. 1994 Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
03. 1995 Thanks to the Fool

Songwriting and production with Isaac Hayes

1965: "Candy" by The Astors
1965: "You Don't Know Like I Know" by Sam & Dave
1966: "Let Me Be Good to You" by Carla Thomas
1966: "B-A-B-Y" by Carla Thomas
1966: "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)" by Mabel John
1966: "Hold On, I'm Comin'" by Sam & Dave
1967: "When Something is Wrong with My Baby" by Sam & Dave
1967: "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave
1968: "I Thank You" by Sam & Dave
1969: "So I Can Love You" by The Emotions (production only)
1969: "The Sweeter He Is" by The Soul Children
1969: "Soul Sister Brown Sugar" by Sam & Dave

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 01.5.13 @ 06:42am



Dave should DEFINITELY be inducted as a writer...One of the ALL-TIME GREAT songwriters...the hits he wrote with Isaac Hayes for Stax were legendary !! Hits for artists such as Sam and Dave , Will Smith, Marah Carey, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Celine Dion, Otis Redding, Drake, ZZ Top, Tom Jones, Ted Nugent, Bonnie Raitt, Wu-Tang Clan, Eminem, Patsy Cline, Albert King and The Eurythmics, among numerous others . Porter has over 1700 songwriter/composer credits and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame . He is a BMI and Grammy award winner,and should have inducted DECADES ago !! How Isaac Hayes got inducted , and David Porter didn't BOGGLES THE MIND !!! Over 1700 Porter has over 1700 songwriter/composer credits including some of the biggest, best-remembered tunes of ALL-TIME !!!

Songwriting and production with Isaac Hayes
1965: "Candy" by The Astors
1965: "You Don't Know Like I Know" by Sam & Dave
1966: "Let Me Be Good to You" by Carla Thomas
1966: "B-A-B-Y" by Carla Thomas
1966: "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)" by Lou Rawls
1966: "Hold On, I'm Comin'" by Sam & Dave
1967: "When Something is Wrong with My Baby" by Sam & Dave
1967: "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave
1968: "I Thank You" by Sam & Dave
1969: "So I Can Love You" by The Emotions (production only)
1969: "The Sweeter He Is" by The Soul Children
1969: "Soul Sister Brown Sugar" by Sam & Dave

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 08.16.14 @ 23:31pm


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Porter_(musician)
*****DAVID PORTER*****
I have a question:
"WHY is Isaac Hayes inducted...while David Porter is NOT??" Especially when the TWO of them wrote all of those great Atlantic/Stax hits together as a DUO?
That's just as bad, and STUPID,as inducting the Holland Brothers...and leaving out Lamont Dozier !!!
But, his career goes so far BEYOND his partnership with Isaac Hayes !!!
From Wikipedia:

"David Porter (born November 21, 1941) is an American record producer, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Porter was a 2005 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee with catalog sales exceeding 300 million units.[2][3] In 2015, Rolling Stone listed him among the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.[6] He is best known for songwriting credits including Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" (1968 Grammy Winner), Mariah Carey "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 "Who Shot Ya?".[3][5][7][8] He is also founder of Memphis-based The Consortium MMT.

Porter has over 1700 songwriter/composer credits for a range of artists including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Celine Dion, Otis Redding, Drake, ZZ Top, Tom Jones, Ted Nugent, Bonnie Raitt, Wu-Tang Clan, Eminem, Patsy Cline, Albert King and Eurythmics." (I provided the LINK...read the REST yourselves)

Just HOW GOOD must a person have to GET to be in this stupid Hall of Fame ANYWAY ??

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 10.23.15 @ 13:30pm


Because Isaac Hayes was inducted as a Performer, and the Hall of Fame really needs to work on his huge backlog of non-performers. Why are Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong not inducted? Ashford & Simpson?

Posted by The_Claw on Friday, 10.23.15 @ 13:37pm


DUDE. Look at David Porter's AWARDS and INDUSTRY CREDITS !!!

Awards, Honors and Positions

Awards and Honors





David Porter Street in Memphis, TNSongwriters Hall of Fame Inductee
Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time

Mr. David Porter Street honorary in Memphis, TN

Grammy Awards and Nominations (various over 50 year span)

RIAA Certified One-Million Sales Award, Soul Man by Sam & Dave

Broadcast Music, Inc., (BMI) Citation of Achievement 1969, Soul Man
Broadcast Music, Inc., Citation of Achievement, Dreamlover 1st Award

Broadcast Music, Inc., Citation of Achievement, Dreamlover 2nd Award

Broadcast Music, Inc., Citation of Achievement, Gettin' Jiggy Wit It

Broadcast Music, Inc., Pop Award

Rhythm and Blues "Pioneer Award" Winner, 1999

The University of Memphis "Distinguished Achievement Award" In the Creative and Performing Arts, 1992

The University of Memphis Board of Trustees Award, 2008

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Award of Appreciation

2013 Governor's Arts Award (Awarded on basis of arts achievements and The Consortium MMT)

Boards, Commissions and Entrepreneurship:

Chapter President and National Trustee, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

Chairman, Memphis/Shelby County Film, Tape and Music Commission

Member of the Board, Youth Villages

Trustee, University of Memphis Board of Visitors

Member of the Board, State of Tennessee Film/Music Commission

Member of the Board, TPC annual PGA Golf event benefiting St. Jude Hospital

Member of the Board, Orpheum Theatre (Memphis)

Member of the Board, Memphis State Music Advisory Board

Director, Bank of Bartlett

Owner, Da Blues (Blues Club) at Memphis International Airport

Owner, IPR Records

Owner, Robosac Music, LLC (Music Publishing Company)

Investor, Xsite (Memphis/Little Rock)

Investor/Partner B.B. Kings Blues Club (Memphis/Los Angeles)

....BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME ??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME ??


Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 10.23.15 @ 13:39pm


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_written_by_Isaac_Hayes_and_David_Porter#Chart_hits_and_other_notable_songs_written_by_Isaac_Hayes_and_David_Porter

Just CLICK on THIS LINK and see this incredible list of SONGS and CHARTING HITS written by DAVID PORTER and ISAAC HAYES !!! David should DEFINITELY be INDUCTED and ISAAC should go into the Clyde McPhatter Club with a SECOND INDUCTION as a SONGWRITER !!

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 10.23.15 @ 13:49pm


Don't get me wrong, Bill. I totally agree with you that Porter should be inducted. Not necessarily alongside a second induction of Hayes, but Porter belongs there. But so do Whitfield & Strong, Ashford & Simpson, even Bacharach & David. Isn't it time again for an induction of multiple songwriters, like in 2010?

Posted by The_Claw on Friday, 10.23.15 @ 14:19pm


I totally agree about all of them being inducted. The RRHOF is REALLY falling down on it's job !!!
If one goes by the timeline (which they rarely DO), All of these writers should've gone in before Gamble and Huff !!

Posted by Bill G on Friday, 10.23.15 @ 20:40pm


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