Rev James Moore Dies

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Tuesday 1st August 2000

Memphi Tennessee has seen the death of singer Rev James Moore

GRAMMY NOMINATED gospel singer the Rev James Moore died in Memphis, Tennessee on June 7th. The 44 year old, Detroit-born singer passed away at the Methodist Central Hospital. The singer rose to prominence in 1974 at the James Cleveland Gospel Music Workshop Of America where he received the Thurston Frazier Scholarship Award. The same year he recorded his first album, 'I Thank You Master', for Savoy. After three albums on Luminar/Light and recordings for Secret and Gospel he returned to Malaco/Savoy where his debut album for Malaco 'Rev James Moore Live' climbed to the top of I Billboard's Gospel Music Chart. That was followed by a guest appearance on the Mississippi Mass Choir album live In Jackson Mississippi', one of the biggest I selling gospel albums of the era staying a record 48 weeks at number one on I Billboard's Gospel Album Chart. In turn, the Mississippi Mass Choir reciprocated to perform on Rev James Moore's album live With The Mississippi Mass Choir", another number one hit. Other successful albums followed with live In Detroit' and "I Will Trust In The Lord'. The latter and 'Live At Jackson State University' were both nominated for Grammy awards.

For years dogged with ill health, the gospel veteran's kidneys stopped functioning in 1994 leaving toxins in his bloodstream that took his eyesight and forced him into dialysis three times a week. James' last recording, 'Family And Friends', took place in February 1999 at his Detroit hometown. A memorial service for the gospel giant took place in Detroit at Bailey Cathedral C.O.G.I.C. on June 13th.

Reader Comments

Posted by Eli Jashun in United States @ 23:38 on May 1 2015

I love his song especiallly how to play james moore it's not over until god says it's over on

Posted by jeanette Taylor in United States @ 01:43 on Mar 6 2015

Highly anointed man of God voice of Angel

Posted by denise bartie in lake charles, la @ 04:19 on Feb 25 2015

I haven't the words to express what Reverend James Moore music did for me and is still doing. I watches his videos atleast 3 times week. That goes to show you how poweful his music is. Even though he's in heaven. Amen

Posted by Byron Bostick in Florence, SC @ 15:29 on Aug 29 2014

There will never be another voice like the late Reverend James Moore. He truly walked around with a one of a kind anointing.

Posted by Antwan D Richardson in Springfield, Ma @ 05:52 on Jul 1 2014

Three of my favorite songs right now are I don't need know rocks, I can do all things, and it's not over. Powerful

Posted by Mark James in Miami, Fl @ 17:30 on Jun 12 2014

This morning, just felt like listening to some old Rev James Moore like I remember in New York. Thanks for youtube I can see the old videos. I remember buying cassette tape in downtown brooklyn near Conway.

Posted by Norma Alston in Garner NC @ 02:12 on Mar 25 2014

Rev. Moore was an awesome and inspirational force in the gospel industry. His music is timeless. I was amazed to see that he has a son who is gifted as well. I pray that the Lord will continue to bless Rev. Moore's legacy and the world will experience his son's gifts.

Posted by lajuanesha moore in Memphis Tennessee @ 06:50 on Mar 15 2014

Our father was so anointed. With the holy ghost.

Reply by Colette Lee-Lewis in Brunswick, GA @ 20:20 on Apr 5 2015

Indeed he was filled and so that anointing spilled over through his singing to invoke the spirit of God in his hearers. Indeed he was unique and a gift to the hearers.

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Posted by Toni Jones in Brooklyn N.Y. @ 05:23 on Mar 7 2014

What a wonderful Man of God.
The Late Great Rev.James Moore I love everything he has done
Out of all the Gospel artist Rev.James Moore he is my favorite..His voice, His ability to arrange his music..The Band The Choir totally outstanding..I listen to Rev.James Moore everyday

Posted by Pamela Brewster-Owen in Florida @ 14:14 on Feb 15 2014

Rev. James Moore's voice was a gift to this earth. And his passionate way of singing brings smiles and joy to those who cherished his singing. But God cherished him most. I am grateful for the recordings that are left behind for us to enjoy and share.

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