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Sam Moore

About this Artist

For years, SAM MOORE was best-known as the trademark lead voice of legendary ’60s soul duo Sam & Dave. After Moore re-emerged as a solo act in 1982, he also lent his vocal skills to discs by Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, and Conway Twitty, among others. In addition to acting in such films as The Blues Brothers 2000 and Tapeheads, Moore was one of the soul legends profiled in the documentary Only The Strong Survive, directed by D.A. Pennebaker. As a recording artist, Moore has been honored with everything from a Grammy – “Soul Man” took Best R&B Duo Performance in 1967; the disc and Moore have also been inducted into the NARAS Hall of Fame – to membership in the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame (1992). Among his countless live appearances all across Europe, Asia, and the U.S., Moore’s favorite moments include playing Carnegie Hall in 2000 – when he shared the stage with Sting, Elton John, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Tom Jones, and Ricky Martin to benefit the world’s rainforests – and, more recently, performing alongside Joe Cocker, Michael Bolton, and a 30-piece choir in Cardiff, Wales as part of the recent Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebration. His duet of “Hitch It To The Horse” with Pancho Sanchez on Concord Records as well as his stunning performance of “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby” made the initial nomination list for 2003 Grammy’s in the Best Traditional R & B Category.