Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays

I normally don't go for this kind of stuff I'm not one for facsimile. Then again I'm not deaf or stupid. 

The bio reads wells

Gary "Slim" Moore was born in 1964, in the urban community of Overbrook, Ontario, his parents having recently immigrated to the area from southeastern Jamaica. Like many soul singers, he got his start singing in church, belting out hymns with his parents’ Pentecostal congregation from the early age of four. While still in his teens, he moved to Montreal, Quebec, where he began his singing career, performing with local bands and sound systems. However, it wasn’t until the mid-1990s, after moving back to his hometown, that he first met up with members of the Mar-Kays.

The project didn’t take flight at the time, but the Mar-Kays continued to hone their chops in the meantime, a few of them even going on to back soul royalty: Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Temptations, The Coasters, The Drifters, and The Platters, to name a few. Then, in 2009, the Mar-Kays managed to track down Slim once more, and as luck had it, he was just as itching as they were to get something going again. Soon, Slim Moore & the Mar-Kays were finally a reality, and - like fine aged Canadian whisky - the wait only made it all the more special.

The Track How Long is pretty fine too