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article imageRock and Roll Hall of Famer Sam Moore talks new music and career Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 14, 2014 in Music
Iconic singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sam Moore (best-known for his lead vocals on the historic soul duo Sam & Dave) chatted about his latest endeavors.
His impressive catalog of songs includes such classic hits as "Hold On, I'm Comin'," "I Thank You," "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby," as well as the chart-topping single "Soul Man."
Last month, Moore performed during a Paul Simon tribute at New York's Carnegie Hall and he headlined a concert at New York's City Winery. "That was very, very interesting. It was enriching and a good test for me to do Paul's catalog," he said. "I like playing at the City Winery."
He released a new tune "They Killed a King," in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was recorded at Royal Studios during the 2014 Martin Luther King holiday weekend. "It was a very enlightening experience and an honor to do that, and it's a set-up for next year," he said. "I was very appreciative of that and it was a nice run."
Speaking of Dr. King, Moore had the pleasure to perform with his duo partner, Dave, at many of Dr. King's speeches and rallies that took place in the north and south. They served as his opening act, warming up the crowd for his motivational speeches during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
His solo recording project, Overnight Sensational, produced by former American Idol judge Randy Jackson, featured collaborations with such esteemed musicians as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Sting, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Paul Rodgers, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Billy Gibbons and country songstress Wynonna. "I wouldn't call it my best work, but I enjoyed it, and I was very pleased about it," he said.
Throughout his musical career, which exceeds five decades, Moore has been inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he received the NARAS Heroes Award, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for "Soul Man." He garnered a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and Rolling Stone Magazine listed Moore among its "Top 100 Greatest Singers of All Time." "I appreciate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and I am very honored," he said. "I really believe that Billy Preston should be in there too."
On his proudest professional moments, he shared that he enjoyed the George Jones tribute, as well as being a part of "They Killed a King" and his Paul Simon tribute at Carnegie Hall.
In the near future, he noted that he is concentrating on going to Nashville and working with some country artists there. "I am thinking about a country-gospel project, and we will see from there," he said.
The legendary "Soul Man" defined the word success as "hard work." "You need to be in a position to appreciate what you are doing to get there to have success. That's my take on it," Moore concluded.
For more information on soul singer Sam Moore, visit his official Facebook page.
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