Moore Stirring Up New Soul 'Sensation'
Sam & Dave principal Sam Moore has inked a new deal with Rhino, the first release under which will be an in-progress album, "Overnight Sensational."Sam & Dave principal Sam Moore has inked a new deal with Rhino, the first release under which will be an in-progress album, "Overnight Sensational." Due May 16, the project is not a duets album, but will feature guest appearances from a number of high-profile acts.
And while the lineup is still not yet complete, Billboard.com has learned that Sting will be among the artists contributing. Moore will be covering material penned by Paul Carrack, Conway Twitty, Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, Diane Warren, Bobby Womack and Garth Brooks, whose "We Shall Be Free" is confirmed to be part of the Randy Jackson-produced project.
"Overnight Sensational" will be Moore's first contemporary solo album. It follows 2002's "Plenty Good Lovin'," which was originally intended for release in 1970 but was shelved for more than three decades.
Moore was featured last week during the Grammy salute to New Orleans, offering up a version of the late Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour" backed by such artists as Bruce Springsteen, the Edge and Elvis Costello.