July 18, 1993
Moses Dillard, 46, Grammy-winning gospel music producer and former disco singer. A minister, Dillard was a disco singer in the 1970s, but achieved his greatest mark as a record producer. In 1983, he won a Grammy and a Gospel Music Assn. Dove Award for producing Al Green's "Precious Lord." He was associate producer of "March On," an album in tribute to Martin Luther King scheduled for release next month. On Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn., of a heart attack.
February 21, 2012 |
That Al Green tune was just the beginning. Weeks after President Obama sang a snippet of the soul hit “Let's Stay Together” during a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, he ventured into the blues Tuesday night. Maybe he was emboldened by the man who offered him the microphone: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. Maybe it was because Buddy Guy brought up Al Green, telling the president, “You done started something and you gotta keep it up now.” Next thing you know, Obama took the mic in hand and crooned, “Come on, baby, don't you want to go” - twice.