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Lee Moses

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Lee Moses (13 March 1941 - 1997) was an American R&B and soul singer and guitarist, whose recordings in the late 1960s, and his 1971 LP Time and Place, are highly regarded by fans of the deep soul genre.

Moses was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and attended Booker T. Washington High School. In the late 1950s he formed his first band, the Showstoppers. They became a popular live act in the Atlanta area, and were at one time the house band at the Royal Peacock club.

Moses moved to New York in the mid 1960s, where he worked as a session musician as well as recording with Johnny Brantley, who co-wrote and produced his first single, “My Adorable One”, in 1965. In 1967 he recorded three singles - all commercially unsuccessful - for the Musicor label, including “Bad Girl” and an instrumental version of The Four Tops’ “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”. He also recorded a version of “Dark End of the Street”, issued by Gates Records probably in 1969. Moses’ guitar style has been described as “funky” and likened to that of Jimi Hendrix, a contemporary of his on the club scene of the mid-1960s. He has also been praised for his “rough and powerful deep soul singing style”.

In 1970, he released a single, “Time and Place”, on the Maple label, a subsidiary of All Platinum Records. This was followed by a nine-track LP of the same name, again produced by Brantley, which contained his versions of several classic songs of the period including “Hey Joe”. The album featured several members of The Ohio Players, as well as Moses’ own band, the Deciples (sic).

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  • tremoIo

    magistral

    30 Jul 2:10am Reply
  • saltyknuckles

    Featured on SaltyKnuckles ~ Oldies №74 - http://oldies.saltyknuckles.net/2014-17/

    25 Apr 7:52pm Reply
  • bearroused

    Thank you, Jessa! [2]

    6 Apr 4:58pm Reply
  • Hotton5

    Thank you, Jessa!

    25 Mar 11:13pm Reply
  • nasovic

    don't make me be.. what you don't want me to be..

    20 Jan 5:34pm Reply
  • copiousbred

    I'm so glad I found Time and Place

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • hohz

    ваааууууу!!!!! это кайф вапче!!!

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Desoriental

    yeah, 'bad girl, parts 1 and 2', are like the best song ever or something. 2

    18 Oct 2012 Reply
  • semionato

    yeah, 'bad girl, parts 1 and 2', are like the best song ever or something.

    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • helloimjoshua

    this guy should've been huge. it's a shame most people won't be able to hear his music.

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • insomniacme

    hm

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • AnotherDickhead

    Why wasn't he more famous? Time And Place is a masterpiece.

    30 Dec 2011 Reply
  • drphibes

    Also if you folks haven't checked out his version of hey joe it is out of this world. He's so great

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Caligula138

    "If loving you is a crime then gimme time cause ill always be guilty" Lord Have Mercy...

    14 Nov 2011 Reply
  • drphibes

    i just heard bad girl for the first time today and i've played it about thirty times since. fuckin love this stuff

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Kimbill

    I think i'm totally in love with this guy.

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    The word 'amazing' is casually thrown around a lot these days. But with great confidence I can say this guy is amazing. [2] exactly

    15 Aug 2011 Reply
  • morphopos

    the version of "reach out Iĺl be there" is so amazing. I can't stop to listening to it...

    29 Jul 2010 Reply
  • battleaxed

    The word 'amazing' is casually thrown around a lot these days. But with great confidence I can say this guy is amazing.

    3 Feb 2010 Reply
  • senselessdrum

    along with james carr, one of the greatest kept secrets in soul music

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
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