Overnight Sensational
REVIEWED BY IVORY JEFF CLINTON

R&B/POP

As one half of Sam & Dave, Moore delivered such enduring ’60s classics as “Soul Man” and “Hold On, I’m Comin’.” Now, at 70, he’s stuck in the oldies section no more, re-emerging triumphantly with his second solo album. Produced by American Idol‘s Randy Jackson, the CD finds the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer once again thriving in collaborative mode with such varied artists as Sting, Fantasia, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Mariah Carey. But on these remakes—ranging from Ann Peebles’s 1973 chestnut “I Can’t Stand the Rain” to Milli Vanilli’s 1989 hit “Blame It on the Rain”—it’s Moore, with his gospel-infused tenor still potent, who is the star of the show. He puts today’s overnight sensations to shame.

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