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Tina Turner’s Kenny Moore. The long lost and finally found solo tapes !
Kenny Moore was a lovely person and radiated a warmth and generosity that is rare these days. He was a fantastic piano player and his roots were in gospel music. I worked with him in Lausanne Switzerland during the mid 80’s, and that is where and when we produced the present tracks.
Kenny was one of the main essences of Tina Turner’s concerts.
BILLBOARD : Your presence lit up our lives, your personality, your singing and playing will be impossible to replace. We all miss you and love you and will remember you always as”The Ambassador of the Tina Turner Band.”
Kenny was born in Sumter (South Carolina) in 2nd April 1951, at the early age of 4 he starts playing piano. His firs music school was listening to his mother and aunt playing the piano. Before his 5th birthday he starts playing in the Church of Rev. James Cleveland.
In 1973 he works in a special program entitled “We love you madly” for Duke Ellington and records a song with Carly Simon.
In 1976 composes and makes a soundtrack, “Pipe Dreams” for Gladys Night and The Pips and plays in “I will susvive” touring with the band in USA and England.
Back in the USA he works with Billy Dee Wiliamsfor playing in a play about Martin Luther King, being the only musician in the show.
In Los Angeles he plays with Elton John at the Doger Stadium. He also works in recordings for Arlo Guthrie.
In 1977 he joins Tina Turner in her tours and recordings, he also tours South America with Billy Preston, recording his album “A Whole New Thing”.
For Aretha Franklin he writes “Love me for ever”, and creates with Bob Dylan the melody of “The lady with the red dress on”.
In New Jersey he joins Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones and Lionel Richie for the 1984-1985 .
From 1985, Kenny had been performing on his own in Europe, and writing songs for Patti LaBelle and Dave Koz. He has played on Carole King’s album, “Tapestry Revisited”.
During his European Solo tours, he met Enki Anuna, and started together a production company with the goal to record and release solo albums.
Enki Anuna, on a personal note:
Dear Kenny Moore, It's been a real honor, a privilege, working with you on that project. A truly Great Honor indeed. It right away felt like making a friend for life. Felt like we created something really special. Something that will last forever. And that I am really proud of. To contribut a little bit to the legend and legacy of a great artist.
Musicians are truly remarkable people. The business of music is not the dream the way most people think about it. Yes, there is the glamor and fame for the very few, the excitement for being on stage,
the unbelievable thrill to have all that audience coming for your music, your performance. But it's as well a very hard and harsh business,unforgiven, that claims it's toll. And it claims so many truly remarkable artists way , way to early. The list is oh so long ! God bless these unforgettable musicians who gave everything and their lives to make our most precious moments in life so special. A melody, a beat, the soul of these immortals voices will stay forever in our hearts and minds. All those artists who went away, way to early, will never be forgotten: we all share their music, their deep emotions, forever, mixed within our own personal lives.
Kenny Moore passed away on a sad autonm day, in Australia, while on tour with Tina Turner, The year was 1997,
Rest In Peace my friend, your legend carries on !
We miss you Kenny !