The Legacy

For years Sam Moore was best known for his work with the historic soul duo Sam & Dave. The rapid-fire style, built on the call and response of gospel, was fashioned and pioneered by Sam and became the trademark of the duo. Songs like Hold On I’m Coming, I Thank You, When Something Is Wrong With My Baby, Soul Sister, Brown Sugar, Wrap It Up and his monster hit Soul Man catapulted them up both the Pop and R & B Charts. Sam & Dave sold more than 10 million records worldwide.

The music and sound of Sam & Dave became so popular that the duo served as the inspiration for The Blues Brothers parody by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Though he has tremendous love and respect for the music he created as “the voice” of the duo, Sam, who has been called “the blast furnace of soul,” has maintained his appeal and his stardom as a solo artist and continues to tour scoring critical acclaim for his work. He recorded Rainy Night In Georgia, as a duet with Conway Twitty, which earned them a platinum record as well as two Country Music Association Awards nominations. This was Twitty’s last recording.

The Grammy Award winner has countless television appearances globally including The Leno Show, Late Night With David Letterman, Later With Jools, The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Grammys and many others. Sam has also appeared in several major movies including One Trick Pony, Tapeheads, Blues Brothers 2000 and Night of The Golden Eagle. A documentary filmed by the legendary D.A. Pennebaker for Miramax Only The Strong Survive in which Moore’s singing and life is prominently featured has earned him further accolades. Moore’s collaborated for recordings or live appearances with Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Sting, Elton John, Billy Joel, Annie Lennox, David Gilmore, Elvis Cos tello, Joe Cocker, Phil Collins, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Ricky Martin, James Taylor and countless others. His solo album, lost for 30 years, Plenty Good Lovin, earned him worldwide critical acclaim as well as the only 4 Star (****) rating in 2002 from USA Today.

A Grammy Winner, Sam has also been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, he’s also received the coveted NARAS Heroes Award, been inducted into the Grammy Song Hall of Fame for Soul Man, earned the ETAM ‘Living Legend’ Award and also awarded a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation.

Most recently, Sam and a few dear friends, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and The Edge closed the 2006 Grammy Awards telecast with a stunning tribute for former Atlantic Records label mate Wilson Pickett.

Sam’s most recent release, “Ovenight Sensational” earned him a Grammy nomination for “You Are So Beautiful” the stunning tribute to his best friend, Billy Preston who fell into an irreversible coma during the making of the album. Produced by the famous bass player/record executive and American Idol talent judge, Randy Jackson, the album has earned “rave” reviews and featured a stunning array of 27 friends like Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Paul Rodgers, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Wynonna who dropped by to add a touch here and there on material by writers that range from Diane Warren and Garth Brooks to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

Sam was awarded the first ever MOBO Lifetime Achievement Living Legend Award at Royal Albert Hall in September of 2006; appeared at Kennedy Center Honors; Hootenanny; Soul Britiannia; The Led Zepplin After Party at the O2 Arena as well as filming a critically acclaimed TV Special that broadcast over two weekends in Japan called “Speak In Music”, Sam Moore The Soul Man.

His plans for 2008-2009 include a Worldwide Symphony Concert Tour, a guest appearance with David Sanborn on David’s upcoming Phil Ramone produced project, a special markets project with a series of popular Japa nese artists and another television special for the Japanese market, a major DVD release about his famous 60’s duo, Sam & Dave which has just received the highest rating 5 Stars in Mojo Magazine, a special project for Disney, another solo album and a feature role in a major motion picture.

Career Achievements

Television Appearances:

Rhythm Country & Blues
Back to Stax, The Midem Show
History of Rock & Roll
R&B 40
BBC Salutes the Apollo
EGG The Arts: Voices' The Instrument
Respect Yourself/The Stax Years


Letterman (several)
Leno - Tonight Show
Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
The Wayne Brady Show
The Today SHow
"Live THe Hard Rock" (NBC)
The Atlantic 40th at Madison Sq. Garden (ABC & HBO)
The Elvis Tribute (HBO)
Roots of Country (CBS)
The Belushi Birthday Bash (Disney)
Hello Darlin' A Tribute to Conway (TNN)
ACM Awards
David Sanborn Sunday
Late Late with Craig Furgeson (CBS)
The Soul of VH-1
VH-1 Honors
VH-1 Club Karaoke with Rosanne Barr, Sting, Michael Winslow, Wynonna
Friday Night Videos (NBC)
An American Saturday Night (ABC)
Nightline (ABC)
Prime Time Country (Numerous)
Good Morning America(ABC)
Good Day Live (Fox)
Music City Today
At The Ryman(Numerous)(TNN)
Home & Family(ABC)
Tavis Smiley Show (PBS)
Emeril (The Food Network)
Nashville Now (Numerous)
Apollo Theater Hall of Fame
Phil Collins MTV Rocumentary
CBS Morning News
CNN (Numerous)
Sweet Soul Music
Crook & Chase (Numerous)
Imus in the Morning (MSNBC)
Music City News Awards
Roots of Country-Nashville Salutes the Ryman
America Salutes The Troops, Camp Pendelton (ABC) 2008
The Grammy’s Closing number salute to New Orleans just after Hurricane Katrina and Wilson
Pickett with Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Yolanda Adams and Irma Thomas
25Th Anniversary of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Sq. Garden
“The Life of a Legend…and what happened to Whitney Houston CNN
“ All Together Now” Honoring the 4 Living United States Former Presidents at Kennedy Center for the Points Of Light Foundation
The White House Salutes Memphis Soul Music PBS Special
Numerous News Pieces including Entertainment Tonight and CNN Several Telethons including MDA, Several News bites all networks, Mentions on hundreds more

Top of The Pops 2
Tom Jones, The Right Time
Back To Stax, The Midem Show
Soul, Inspiration and Doo Wop
BBC The Morning Show, London
BBC It Takes Two
Later with Jools Holland (several)
The Beautiful South, A Special
Channel 33 A Sam Moore Special
Hootenanny NYE 2007
Soul Britannia
The MOBO's
Speak In Music Fuji TV Japan

“Rainy Night in Georgia” with Conway Twitty
“C-O-U-N-T-R-Y” with Joe Diffie
“Soul Man” with Lou Reed, Bruce Willis, Elvira, Cybil Sheppard, James Earl Jones etc.
“Ordinary Man” with Jr. Walker, John Cusack, Tim Robbins & Others
“Hey Joe” with Francesco de Jockamo (of Fellini fame)
“You Are So Beautiful” and Billy Preston a Tribute to Billy
“They Killed A King” Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

Soul Man for the Dan Aykroyd ABC Series of the same name
Soul Man with Lou Reed for the movie of the same name
“Girl of My Dreams” for Car 54 Where Are You the movie
“Hot Fun In The Summertime” for the Aykroyd/Candy movie “The Great Outdoors”
“I Take What I Want” for the movie “White Men Can’t Jump”
“If I Should Loose Your Love” for the movie “Another Day In Paradise”
“Bang Bang Bangity Bang” Soul version for CBS “How I Met Your Mother” ( 2 versions)

Adam Rifkin/Steve Bing film “Night At The Golden Eagle” ( star non-singing cameo)
Michael Nesmith film “Tapeheads” as cult figure duo member of Swanky Modes
Armstead Maupin’s PBS “Tales of the City” as the Rev. Willie Sessums (non singing)
Aykroyd/Landis “Blues Brothers 2000” as Rev. Morris opposite James Brown
Paul Simon’s “One Trick Pony” as himself a central plot character

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Salutes Sam Moore (2002)
“Only The Strong Survive” Miramax (2003 released)
“The Soul Man Returns, Sam Moore recovers (1983)
“Polywood” (2009) Hollywood meets Washington
Respect Yourself
The Original Soul Men Sam & Dave
“STAND” (2009) The history of Black Men in America (before the election of Obama)
Numerous on the subject of music for various uses around the world, VH-1, BBC, French and Italian Television, Japanese Television, Australian Television etc.
Miami…The History of Overtown (in production currently)

Budweiser Radio Spots 30 & 60 Second versions
Northwest Airlines (spokesperson for 5 years)
National Football Association (NFL) Players Association Super Bowl Half-Time
Burger King
British Telecom
Kelloggs Raisin Brand
Maryland Lottery

R & B Foundation Pioneer Award 1991
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee 1992
MOBO Lifetime Achievement Award 2006
CMA Award Nominee (2 categories)
ACM Award Nominee
Music City News Award Nominee
EAT’M Living Legend Award 2000
NARAS 2003 HERO AWARD…Florida NARAS Chapterv Grammy Nomination 2006
Lili Claire Foundation Music From The Heart Award 2008
AFTRA AMEE Honoree 2010
Starkey Hearing Foundation Humanitarian Leadership Award 2010
Blues Ball Pyramid Award 2013

Rhythm Country & Blues Album (MCA)
Blues Brothers 2000 The Soundtrack Album (MCA)
Rainy Night In Georgia with Conway Twitty (MCA)
Human Touch, the Bruce Springsteen Album (SONY)
Building the Perfect Beast, the Don Henley Album (WARNER BROS)
Jools Holland and Friends II (WARNER/RHINO)

AMFAR Celebrity Fund Raiser w/ Elton John & Sharon Stone Cannes 2002
Cannes Film Festival Judges Forte Nights Cannes 2002
Mohegan Sun Hotel Opening w/ Blues Bros. Steven Tyler, Bill Clinton, John Cusack, Peter Wolfe, Ashford & Simpson, Cher, Rosanne Barr and more 2002
The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, Cardiff with Joe Cocker & Michael Bolton
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 50 Years of Rock & Roll with Drew Carey, Joan Jett
Bergen Blues Festival, Bergen Norway 2002
Nashville Rocks with Michael McDonald, Wynonna, Chris Cross, Kim Carnes etc.
Sweet Soul Music, The Festival Bologna, Italy 2001
The George Bush Inaugural Bash
George & Barbara Bush 50th Anniversary Galav The Rain Forest At Carnegie Hall with Elton John, Sting, Billy Joel, Tom Jones, Ricky Martin, Gladys Knight, James Taylor

50 Years of Florida’s Rock and Roll History Celebration Concerts

Hard Rock Café Openings
Cabo San Lucas

Planet Hollywood Openings
5 Nashville
AMFAR Rock of Ages
The Ear Foundation Balloon Classic with the Nashville Symphony
The Phoenix Symphony Ball (3 years in a row)
Under The Stars with the Phoenix Symphony
The Joe Williams Salute with Henry Mancini
Musicares Salute to Phil Collins
Olympic Torch Comes to Nashville
NARAS Salutes Tom Dowd
NFL Super Bowl Players Ball
Rhythm Country & Blues, The Concert at Universal Amphitheater
QVC By The Shore
Royal British Air Force 50th Anniversary with the London Royal Philharmonic
Sam’s Place
House of Blues Opening, Chicago
The Smithsonian Salutes Porter and Hayes
The Pioneer Awards for Porter and Hayes
Inaugural(s) of Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist
Final Crossing of the SS Norway
…and many more besides corporate dates, private parties, casino shows etc.
Premier “Only The Strong Survives”
Royal Albert Hall with Jools Holland, Sam Brown and Jimmy Cliff 2002
with Elvis Costello and Pink Floyd as the back up band 1993
Nice Jazz Festival 2003
Pori Jazz 2003
BAM, Brooklyn 2003
Springsteen Christmas Shows, Asbury Park, New Jersey 2004
St. Suplice, Paris Espire Jazz Festival 2004 Hollywood Bowl 2005
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2006
Muhammed Ali “Fight Night” 2007
The Lili Claire Foundation Fund Raiser 2007
Starkey Hearing Foundation Fund Raiser 2007
Sam Moore and Friends At The Ryman 2008
Tokyo Jazz Fest 2008
Akiko Wada In Harlem September 2008
Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball 2009
House of Blues Boston Opening 2009
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction After Party 2009
The Ride To The Wall, Memorial Day Celebration at the Vietnam Wail, Washington DC (2009)
6 The NFL Hall of Fame Game Season Opener Canton Ohio ½ Time Show with 180 piece Marching Band
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Show Madison Sq. Garden 2009
The 25th Anniversary of The Blue Note Tokyo 2013
The Kiyoshiro Imawano Salute at The Nippon Budakon, Tokyo Japan 2013
Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala Honoring Lady Barbara Bush (among others) 2013
A Very Special Event celebrating the release of The Ray Charles Postal Stamp 2013
The George Jones Tribute Bridgestone Arena, Nashville 2013
The Gregg Allman Tribute Atlanta Fox Theater, Jan 2014
The Big Egg Hunt Sotheby’s NYC April, 2014
The Paul Simon Salute Carnegie Hall, March, 2014
Marty Stuart CMA Fan Fest Jam The Ryman, June, 2014

Rolling Stone (Numerous Random Notes and Other pieces)
People (2 Features and numerous mentions)
Billboard (Numerous)
Big City Blues (Cover story)
Mojo (Numerous)
Q Magazine
Blues & Soul (Feature and numerous)
Cash Box (Feature)
Village Voice (Feature)
Washington Post (numerous)
LA Times (several features and stories)
LA Daily News (features)
Country Weekly
In Style
Vanity Fair
USA TODAY (numerous stories and a feature)
Variety (numerous)
Hollywood Reporter (numerous)
Arizona Republic (numerous and feature)
Miami Herald (feature and numerous)
Music Maker
New York Daily News (numerous)
New York Times (numerous)
7 Chicago Sun Times (feature and numerous)
The Rep (feature)
The New Times Phoenix (Feature)
TV Guide
The Miami Herald Cover Story
and on and on and on.
RADIO and Internet: (too numerous to mention other than)
Imus In the Morning
Larry King
Howard Stern (numerous)
Westwood One (numerous)
BBC (all formats numerous)
CBC (all formats several)
NPR (Numerous)
AP Radio (numerous)
Sirius Soul Special
Randy Jackson for Westwood One
Dave Marsh on Sirius
FILM FESTIVALS: (in person or by project)
The Hamptons
Vienna, Austria

Other blurbs and such
Bio pieces at CNN and TV Guide Network to tie into the release of the “lost solo album” album and the new PBS Specials “Soul and Inspiration” “EGG The Arts” and “Only The Strong Survive”

Charities and Causes
The Soul Arts and Music Foundation, Inc.
Starkey Hearing Foundation
Celebrity Fight Night
Gabriella’s Angels Foundation
8 Lili Claire Foundation
Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Performance Rights for Music Artists
Sam has participated in several appearances, Town Hall Meetings,
Testified before a House Judiciary Sub Committee Hearing
OMRF Foundation
Memphis Charitable Foundation
Stax Museum Foundation
Recent 2014 Song and DVD Releases
“They Killed A King” Song available as a download only at this time
“A Celebration of Blues and Soul” The 1989 Inaugural Concert DVD
“Gregg Allman All My Friends” CD and DVD
Upcoming Event(s)
Salute The Soul Man a Tribute to the Legendary One and Only Soul Man SAM MOORE
For More Information about Sam Moore
or Salute The Soul Man

please contact Sam’s management office
Joyce Moore or Heather Sauber
I’ma Da Wife Enterprises, LLC.
10645 North Tatum Boulevard
Suite 200-650
Phoenix, Arizona 85028
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Jo Howard
Webster & Associates Public Relations