We are the exclusive booking agency for the legendary soul man, Sam Moore.
The Beginning: The Sam & Dave Story
For years Sam Moore was best known for lending his unmistakable stand out lead vocals to the Grammy winning, Memphis based Stax Records, soul duo “Sam & Dave”TM. Songs like "Hold On I'm Coming," "I Thank You," "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby," "Soul Sister," and the duo's monster hit "Soul Man" catapulted them up both the Pop
and R&B Charts selling more than 10 million records worldwide. The duo was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Though Sam Moore has tremendous love and respect for the music he created as "the voice" of the duo, Sam, who has been called "the blast furnace of soul," continues to record and tour scoring critical acclaim as a solo artist for more than 30 years.
Sam Moore: The Solo Artist
His most recent album recording project Overnight Sensational, produced by American Idol’s Randy Jackson, included collaborations with friends and fans like Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Travis Tritt, Billy Gibbons, Steve Winwood, Billy Preston, and Wynonna Judd. The album's song "You Are So Beautiful" earned him a Grammy nomination. Sam has received the coveted NARAS Heroes Award, an AFTRA AMEE Lifetime Achievement Award, earned the ETAM Living Legend Award, the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, and been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame for "Soul Man." Rolling Stone Magazine has named Sam Moore among the “Top 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”
The Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore: Some More Recent Happenings
Highlights of 2013 included: recording two (2) versions of “Bang Bang Bangity Bang” for Emmy Award winning TV Show “How I Met Your Mother” (http://bit.ly/1xN9XxV) and performing at the White House for the President’s Celebration of Memphis Soul (http://bit.ly/1BW4c7D). Some of Sam’s other performances included shows in Japan and also in Nashville, to keep a promise to Nancy Jones, to perform at what became a tribute concert to George Jones where Sam received a standing ovation for his rendition of “Blues Man” (http://rol.st/1BkUfPv).
2014 kicked off with Moore in Memphis, Tennessee, making musical history again by recording at the famed Royal Studios. The project "They Killed A King," (http://bit.ly/1ujH1Dh) honored the memory of his friend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the 60’s, Sam traveled with and sang at Dr. King’s rallies across the country. A few weeks later, the iconic performer returned to Stax Records now a museum to tape an interview for CBS Sunday Morning (http://bit.ly/1yEJTuq).
In April, Moore took the stage at Carnegie Hall to pay tribute to Paul Simon. Later that month, Moore and Sting were guest performers at Madison Square Garden where the Italian superstar Zucchero headlined. Sam and Zuc performed their Grammy nominated collaboration “You Are So Beautiful To Me”, originally performed with the late Billy Preston, to a standing ovation. Sam performed “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child” at the Abyssinian Baptist Church to celebrate the life and career of Little Jimmy Scott. Sam’s performance not only got the entire audience up on their feet for a standing ovation, but the Honorable Reverend Calvin Butts descended from the pulpit to offer an embrace from the heart.
A lifelong fan of Country Music, Moore has had success in the format over the years – thanks to his 1994 collaboration with Conway Twitty on “Rainy Night In Georgia,” which was the last recording of Twitty’s career. He has also shared the stage with artists ranging from Joe Diffie to Brenda Lee to George Jones. Sam joined his buddy, Marty Stuart, at his Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium in June. He also was part of the tribute to Ronnie Milsap during the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony in October, performing Milsap’s classic “Lost In The Fifties Tonight.” His soaring performance was so powerful that it inspired Country Music Hall of Fame President, Vince Gill to join in (http://bit.ly/1xMyzH3 - 6min 30secmark).
Always an artist to roll the dice and take musical chances, Moore also entered into the world of Bluegrass in 2014, while collaborating with Nu-Blu on “Jesus and Jones,” which garnered national attention and became a critically acclaimed single for both Moore and Nu-Blu. (http://bit.ly/1KVNJUJ)
Moore saved his top musical moment of the year for his part in the tribute to Al Green for the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. Moore joined fellow Stax artist and fellow Grammy recipient, Mavis Staples on a glorious version of “Take Me To The River,” that was one of the most buzzed-about segments of the Green tribute. The Kennedy Center Honors also included musical giants such as Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Earth, Wind & Fire and was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. The Kennedy Center Honors aired on December 30th on CBS. (http://bit.ly/1DUTnVb)
2015: A Year of Milestones for Sam, personally and professionally
There are anniversaries: Sam signed his recording contract with Atlantic Records 50 years ago on February 25th and was “loaned out” to Memphis based, Stax Records, where he and Dave became superstars of their era. 2015 marks Sam’s 60th year as a recording artist and performer with his start in Miami’s famed “Overtown.” Then there’s a big birthday - though he neither looks, sounds, nor acts like it - Sam actually hits his 80th milestone on October 12th!
Like the great showman he is, Moore set the stage for a successful start to 2015 by ringing in the New Year with a concert performance at The Talking Stick Resort and Casino in Scottsdale, Arizona on New Year’s Eve.
On Monday, January 19 , Sam received a special honor presented at the Grizzlies/Mavericks MLK Day Basketball Celebration in Memphis, TN in conjunction with The National Civil Rights Museum for his outstanding career and remembrance of his friend, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Additionally he was asked to perform the nationally televised half-time salute to Dr. King, which included his tribute to his friend, “They Killed A King.”
On Saturday, January 31 , Sam teamed up with Garth Brooks to host the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s Super Bowl Mission Phoenix 2015.
Other upcoming dates: February 23rd at the City Winery in Nashville, February 27th at the City Winery in Chicago, March 26th at The Centennial Celebration of the City of Miami Beach and August 12th at the Hollywood Bowl. There’s also a spectacular, star-studded “salute” in the works celebrating Sam and his milestone birthday.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to have the Legendary Soul Man! For more information about booking Sam Moore please contact:
I’ma Da Wife Enterprises, LLC. Joyce Moore
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