Sam Moore life and biography

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Sam Moore biography

Date of birth : 1935-10-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Miami, Florida,U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-01-13
Credited as : Singer, vocalist for Sam & Dave, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Samuel David Moore is an American Southern Soul and Rhythm & Blues (R&B) singer who was the tenor vocalist for the soul vocal duo Sam & Dave from 1961 through 1981. Sam Moore is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame (for "Soul Man"), The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and a Grammy Award and a multi-Gold Record award winning recording artist.

Sam & Dave were the most successful and critically acclaimed duo in Soul Music history. Moore has also achieved a distinguished 25 year career as a solo performing and recording artist. In 2008, based on a poll of other musicians, Rolling Stone named Sam Moore one of the 100 greatest singers of the rock era (1950s-2008).

"You have to put something in it to make them move," said Sam Moore, half of the Sixties R&B duo Sam and Dave. Moore boasts a scratchy voice with incredible range — all honey-sweet soul and raw sexuality, gutbucket blues and gritty rock. He met fellow struggling club singer Dave Prater on the Miami R&B circuit in 1961; their partnership spawned supercharged classics such as "Soul Man" and "Hold On, I'm Comin'." Guitarist Steve Cropper says that Moore was holding back even on those songs: "There was a dynamic space between Sam and Dave, a wide margin as singers, and I think Sam had to tone down some," he says. Sam and Dave split for good in 1981; two years ago Moore released his first solo album in more than 35 years, featuring guest spots from Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

In 2008, Moore sent a cease and desist letter to the Barack Obama campaign to stop the use of his material at rallies for Obama's presidential campaign. In January 2009, Moore performed with Sting and Elvis Costello at the Creative Coalition's Presidential Inaugural Ball for Barack Obama. In December 2008, Sam & Dave, the Original Soul Men DVD was released in the US, featuring video performances of Sam & Dave from 1966-1980.

In February 2009, Moore filed suit against Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the producers of Soul Men, a comedy starring Bernie Mac, claiming the film was based on the careers of Sam & Dave.

At the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary concert held at Madison Square Garden on October 29 & 30 2009, Hall of Fame inductee(1992) Sam Moore performed the Sam & Dave hits "Soul Man" & "Hold On, I'm Comin' with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.

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