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 annmarie cameron in miramar, florida @ 11:17 on Apr 14 2016

What a man, what a voice, such an inspiration, gone too soon, but God knows best. He was such an anointed man of God, love him sooooo much. Rest in peace Rev, I know htat you are singing on the choir in heaven. We love you, but Jesus loves you best. RIP until we all meet you again.

Posted by Janine Cox in Durham,NC @ 17:59 on Jan 27 2016

He was a true visionary who went home before his time.
Rest in Peace Man Of GOD!!

Posted by ken in pollard @ 19:47 on Jan 22 2016

Good person him and Bryan Wilson tore it up on a few songs such as Yahweh and behold his name God bless

Posted by Yvonne in Chicago @ 17:34 on Dec 28 2015

This man of God was born the same year I was born and I just seen Oh how I love Jesus video last night and I promise you it truly blessed me. I am so glad he left his legacy for us to still feel the presence of God through his music. Thank you Jesus for sharing Rev. James Moore with us, Amen!!!!

Posted by Connie Bryant in Hawkinsville, Georgia @ 11:12 on Dec 28 2015

Rev Moore was so gifted and obviously anointed
What a wonderful blessing from God! I have to hear his songs at least once a day. "Oh How I Love Jesus, Endow Me, I Can Do All Things,etc." ;Thank you GOD for this messenger,Rev Moore!

Posted by Sheila Vereen in Ossining, NY @ 19:48 on Dec 1 2015

I love the music and inspiration of the late Rev. James Moore. His music will forever be a part of my daily encouragement therapy! Thank you so much God for blessing us with Rev. Moore! I hope he is blessing you as he did us with his wonderful voice!

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

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