Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces

Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces

Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces

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Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces were an American soul group from Montgomery, Alabama.

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Robert "Bobby" Moore (July 17, 1930 - February 1, 2006) was a tenor saxophonist and bandleader. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and joined the US Army in his teens. While stationed at Fort Benning in Georgia in 1952, he formed the first line-up of the Rhythm Aces with members of the Fort Benning marching band; they toured the south playing at military events and clubs for a few years. When he moved to Montgomery, Alabama after being demobbed in 1961, Moore put together a new group, featuring his brother, Larry Moore (saxophone), Chico Jenkins (vocals, guitar), Marion Sledge (guitar), Joe Frank (bass), Clifford Laws (keyboards), and John Baldwin, Jr. (drums). They did local Alabama gigs and played behind national touring acts such as Sam Cooke and Ray Charles.

In late 1965, they recorded a song written by Moore, "Searching For My Love", at the FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The recording was heard by Leonard and Marshall Chess, who bought the rights to release it on their Checker label. The single hit #27 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #7 on the R&B chart, in 1966, A second...
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