Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Step It Up And Go !

Rudy Ray Moore is a living legend and a cultural treasure to the black community. Born March 17, 1937 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Moore quickly grew accustomed to performing from singing in church.
Moore's singing career quickly began to take hold with several appearances every week back in Cleveland. Initially singing ballads, he changed with the times as rock n' roll began to take hold of the public's interest.
Later he moved to Seattle, Washington to visit his family and wound up recording some songs for Federal Records. The most famous of these recording sessions is "Step it up and go."
Although Moore's singing career didn't hit the big time, he did deliver some truly great soulful rock n' roll songs in a similar vein of Richard Berry. Remaining the "Turban headed prince of the blues" up through the late 1950's, Moore decided to perform under his real name and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1959.
For the rest, you can read more here

Rudy Ray Moore - Step It Up And Go

Rudy Ray Moore - Ring A-Ling Dong


Blogger protogenes said...

love it

2:03 PM  
Blogger Chris Oliver said...

That's awesome. I'll admit, I was completely ignorant of the pre-1970 history of Rudy Ray Moore. I saw him last year appearing for a Q&A at a screening of Dolemite. He came into the theater and walked down the aisle passing out roses to the ladies. What a class act!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Yup, really class ! (and thanx for the comments)

6:04 AM  

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