Wednesday, May 30, 2012
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Sam Moore
Song:Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
Sam Moore is a member of The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of the legendary soul duo Sam & Dave. But he has performed solo for years. He finally made his solo debut with this 2006 CD Overnight Sensational. He was born Samuel David Hicks Oct. 12, 1935 in Miami. He grew up singing in church and sang gospel professionally before Atlantic Records producer Jerry Wexler paired him with Dave Prater. Though Sam & Dave made great music together, they didn't get along and split up in 1970. Moore was recording an album produced by King Curtis. But when Curtis was murdered in Aug. 1971, the album was shelved. Those recordings have been released on CD. Sam & Dave reunited and toured for the next decade. Moore met his wife Joyce while on tour in Europe with Wilson Pickett in 1982. She helped him kick a drug addiction and became his manager. When Prater put Sam & Dave together with someone else, it limited Moore's opportunities for solo work. Moore successfully got an injunction preventing Prater from using the Sam & Dave name without Moore. Moore continued to tour through the 90s and made occasional guest shots on albums by Don Henley and Bruce Springsteen. The 2006 CD Overnight Sensational was initiated by Joyce Moore. American Idol judge Randy Jackson took control and got Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and Sting among others to do guest shots. Probably too many. Don't Play That Song (You Lied) features Bekka Bramlett. She is the daughter of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett and was a member of Fleetwood Mac in the 90s. She does a lot of sessions. The song was written by Atlantic Records owner Ahmet Ertegun and Betty Nelson and was recorded in the 60s by Otis Redding & Aretha Franklin. Moore is still a great singer and soul fans should check out this CD. Sam Moore still tours. Here's Sam Moore with 15 year old Callaway Cosper performing Don't Play That Song (You Lied) on The Today Show 2006. Callaway was singing backup for Moore at the time.