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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.
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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.



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.



Posted by Clara Meekinsc in United States @ 00:46 on Jan 28 2014

I meet him in Raleigh, NC at a service he shared his gifts and talent's with us. He was a mighty man in Christ, i loved the fellowship. Oh Yes, he liked chocolate cake also. I praise God for meeting him.




Posted by bongani nzimande in south africa, meyerton @ 19:20 on Jan 11 2014

I would like to know how to get James Moore CD.



Posted by t mcgee in United States @ 06:52 on Jan 6 2014

I love this mans voice my mother and grandmother raised us up on him. They had all his music and videos.



Posted by Lajuanesha moore in Memphis,tenn @ 06:01 on Jan 3 2014

My father the late rev.James moore was so gifted with anointed with the holy ghost...



Posted by Shelia Johnson in Dallas, Texas @ 19:34 on Oct 25 2013

I'v. e listened to Rev.Moore since I was a young girl. I'll never forget the spirit that flowed from his songs to me. It still happens to this very day. I counted it a blessing then and now. May God
Continually bless you.






Posted by olivia medina in baltimore city @ 19:09 on Sep 22 2013

I've heard a lot of gospel songs as a matter of fact I just started listening to gospel these past few years and I just so happened to hear rev James Moore and his voice pierced me right through the soul and I've been listening to him ever since.
He is one of my favorites if not the favorite.



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