TV Land has renewed the mostly awful series called The Soul Man. The series does not star the actual person who is called the Soul Man, R&B legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sam Moore. Cedric the Entertainer is the star, and he’s starting to brand himself “The Soul Man,” which is a no no. Sam Moore has been “the Soul Man” since 1966 when his hit with Dave Prater established them as the most famous R&B duo of all time.
Since Prater’s death, Sam has been immortalized in countless movies, by all the living presidents, at the Kennedy Center several times, at international awards shows like MOJO, by the Grammys. and by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and by Bruce Springsteen.
Last weekend, Moore was a guest at Reggie Jackson’s charity event in Las Vegas where Cedric was hired to entertain the crowd. Cedric, I am told, made very sure to stay away from Moore out of sheer embarrassment. Nevertheless, Robin Leach featured Moore in his column about the event. Singer Jeffrey Osbourne, also there to entertain the audience, flipped out when he saw Sam. Osbourne’s original band, LTD, once worked as Sam’s back up band, and Osbourne remains a devoted fan.
And no, Sam is not calling himself “Sam Moore the Entertainer” to get back at Cedric. He’s too classy for that.
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