Lee Moses is tagged as: soul, funk, rhythm and blues, deep soul, northern soul
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,...
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