Sam Moore catapulted to international fame as the lead voice of the 1960s powerhouse duo “Sam & Dave,” a musical collaboration with long-time partner and fellow Georgia native Dave Prater. The duo recorded and performed together for 20 years, but it was the 1967’s hit “Soul Man,” that found them lasting fame, defined a genre, and altered the course of music history. Their signature sound influenced a diverse array of musical talents, including Al Green, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Tom Petty, Phil Collins, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel and so many others. Sam & Dave’s music and personas inspired the film The Blues Brothers, and other hits like “Hold On I’m Coming” have appeared on the soundtracks of more than a dozen films. After a storied career with Prater, Moore has spent the past 35 years enjoying a long solo career, recording with some of the biggest names in numerous genres of music, including Conway Twitty, with whom he recorded the hit song “Rainy Night in Georgia.”
In 1992, Moore was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, capping a career that includes a Grammy, and honors from the Vocal Music Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Moore was the recipient of the first ever MOBO Living Legends Honor, and he received the NARAS Hero Award in 2003 and an AFTRA AMEE Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Moore, who turns 82 on October 12, continues to record and perform to critical acclaim as a solo artist. He is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Grammy award-winning song “Soul Man” this year and recently accepted a position as Artist in Residence at Florida International University as part of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education Humanities Project.
The Legendary Soul Man™ has released his newest album Sam Moore: An American Patriot
The album was inspired by Moore’s own performance of “America the Beautiful” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where his dear friend and inspiration Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood 53 years earlier delivering his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Moore believes that music, the universal language that knows no boundary or color, was the best way for him to take a stand and make an impact in helping to bring the country he loves back together.
Enlisting the skills of renowned producer Rudy Perez, a Cuban refugee, who, with Moore has crafted An American Patriot with the goal of recording versions of iconic American anthems like they’ve never been done before. In Moore’s recognizably unique style, he has recorded classics such as “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.,” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” In addition to the traditional songs, the album also features new songs such as “Show For You,” the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games anthem, “Peace Please,” and “Land of the Free.” It is with the hope of rekindling love of country and each other that Sam Moore: An American Patriot is offered.
Moore, is credited by Bruce Springsteen as being one of the “great masters of momentum” when it comes to his showmanship, has performed for all six living presidents, including Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.