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 ELDER TOMMIE HARRIS in ELYRIA,OHIO @ 20:24 on Oct 3 2015

the rev james moore theres no other singer like him. he was truly anointed by God with his voice

Posted by Pastor Monroe in Elk Grove ca @ 16:17 on Sep 7 2015

Rev Moore music was truly inspirational. Made an impact in my life he was truly before his time. Appreciate his music ministry and how the lord use him. God bless

Posted by brenda m. lewis in newark new jersey @ 03:28 on Jul 11 2015

This is a man of God his songs are ever ever ever lasting /God Bless You and your family

Posted by sonya davis in Gadsden, Alabama @ 05:10 on Jun 27 2015

Last night I laid awake in my bed over into the morning. I found myself caught up with the Rev. James Moore I just went from song to song I tell you this man really blessed me. Every song that I listened to it gave me the notion to want to hear more. I enjoyed myself so much last night and this morning and I am up and at it again tonight he was really anointed by God and I can't stop listening to him. Continue to RIP Rev. Moore

Posted by mushundra smith in United States @ 01:51 on May 31 2015

Oh my god james moore is truly awesome I love that song he was there all the time, that song did something to me instantly I still have tears in my eyes. I just want to rejoice. God truly sent his own to bless us graciously. Ineeded to hear that song this morning. Im so grateful for james moore and all the other gospel legends before and after him god bless u all.

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

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