Daniel Moore | The Wolf and the Chicken

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The Wolf and the Chicken

by Daniel Moore

Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rosalee
3:25 $0.99
2. Bend With the Breeze
3:21 $0.99
3. Back Together Once Again
3:39 $0.99
4. The Wolf Song
3:09 $0.99
5. Don't Kick a Chicken
2:12 $0.99
6. One More River to Cross
3:13 $0.99
7. Give a Little
4:01 $0.99
8. I Will Not Be a Prisoner
3:31 $0.99
9. Walkin' Shoes
2:34 $0.99
10. Spread a Little Sunshine
3:09 $0.99
11. Helping Hand
3:15 $0.99
12. Shake That Pony Down
3:06 $0.99
13. Somethin' a Little Funny
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14. Roll Me Over
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Album Notes
This album, The Wolf And The Chicken, is a collection of “Bluesy” songs; Triple A, AC, Americana, Blues/Rock/Pop songs by Daniel Moore, spanning several decades of writing and recording. As a writer, Daniel’s hits have included “Shambala” by Three Dog Night and “My Maria” by B.W. Stevenson (1973) and Brooks & Dunn (1996.) Other songs of Daniel’s include Bonnie Raitt”s “Sweet Forgiveness;” Joe Cocker has recorded 9 of Daniel’s songs. Other artists that have recorded Daniel’s songs are; Bobby Blue Bland, Solomon Burke, Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Bramlett, The Purify Brothers, The Dillards, The Everly Brothers, The Band, Canned Heat, Jerry Jeff Walker, Waylon Jennings, David Clayton Thomas and Marcia Ball.

One of the music industry’s top songwriters for the past three-and-a-half-decades, Moore seldom cut skeletal, rough “demos” (demonstration records) of the songs he wrote. Instead, he rented top studios, hired the best session musicians available and produced polished, full-band versions of his tunes.
“I was never very interested in sitting down at the piano or with an acoustic guitar and recording a bare-bones arrangement of a song I wrote just so some act with a recording contract could take a listen to it and hear the words and basic melody,” explains Moore. “I always took a new song into the studio with the idea of making a record, producing a finished master that I would be proud for anyone to hear. I put a lot of thought into it ahead of time, tried to get musicians who would be best suited for the material, and spent money at quality studios.”

Daniel took up saxophone in the third grade and played in school bands through high school while also having his own jazz combo. But after hearing folk musicians such as the Kingston Trio and Pete Seeger, Moore switched to acoustic guitar and began performing in coffee houses. After three years of college, Daniel moved to Los Angeles when he was 21 and got three record deal offers in the first two weeks (“I took the wrong one,” he says with a laugh). The record company said they expected him to compose some of the material so that night he wrote his first song and the next day recorded the album (FOLK SONGS FROM HERE AND THERE).

Moore joined The Fairmount Singers (as a bass-player and singer) and spent a year touring the country as both the opening act and backing band for the popular hit maker Jimmie Rodgers. Daniel also spent two more years on the road performing folk music, first with The Ledbetters and then with his own group. He returned to Los Angeles in 1965 and became a producer (he and his partner, Dan Dalton, produced 25 acts that year and got 15 of them record deals). The next year he had a novelty hit (“The Bears”) released under the name Fastest Group Alive and a release (Lovin’ Man) by Atlantic Records as the group Nirvana Banana. In 1968 he received his first songwriting check after The Everly Brothers recorded “Deliver Me.” 1968-69 he produced The Colours and Buzz Clifford for Dot Records and several albums with Mike Curb’s financial assistance.
In 1970 Moore was a singer (and led the 10-voice choir) on the infamous Mad Dogs & Englishmen Tour featuring Joe Cocker and Leon Russell that was immortalized as a live album and feature film. That same year Daniel recorded his second album, simply called DANIEL MOORE, which was released by ABC/Dunhill. From the mid-Sixties through the Seventies and Eighties, Moore produced dozens and dozens of albums including ones by Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark (co-produced by T-Bone Burnett,) Burnett’s own first album, Sweathog, Toby Beau, James Booker, Kim Carnes, and Don Preston. Daniel and his brother Matthew performed regularly from 1976 through 1987 as The Moore Brothers Band. Daniel also sang background vocals on numerous albums and tours for artists such as Kim Carnes and Joe Cocker.

Many other artists have recorded songs by Moore including Jerry Jeff Walker, Colin James, Jennifer Warnes, Canned Heat, Levon Helm, David Cassidy, Don Nix, Pacific Gas & Electric, James & Bobby Purify, Mick Abrahams, John Hartford, The Hughes Corporation, and Denny Brooks, with some artists recording more than one Moore composition including Cocker, Raitt, Carnes, David Clayton Thomas of Blood Sweat & Tears, The Dillards, and B.W. Stevensen. In addition, Daniel co-wrote “Fire In The Hole” which was recorded by Marty Grebb for Steven Seagal’s movie “Fire Down Below” and the soundtrack album on Warner Bros. Records.

Occasionally Moore releases his own CDs – the country-ish RIDING A HORSE & HOLDING UP THE WORLD, his annual musical Christmas cards to his mother compiled on the instrumental YOSEMITE WONDERLAND, and the acoustic-oriented MARTIN & DANIEL (the title pays tribute to the guitar he has played and written on for four-and-a-half decades). The GIVE AWAY CD was released in July 2008; a rock/pop album. This most recent release, January 20, 2009 DJM Records releases The Wolf And The Chicken, Blues/Rock/Pop.

“Most of my songs I write for myself, not specifically for someone else,” explains Moore. “I need a combination of energy and inspiration. I can’t force songwriting. I don’t have a schedule. I do it when something moves me. For me the melody almost always comes first and then I write lyrics to fit the mood of the music. My brother got a letter that ended with: ‘Let your light shine in the halls of Shambala.’ I did some research and discovered this word originated in Sanskrit 5,000 years ago. I came up with the words and melody for the song in ten minutes singing a cappella while driving on the freeway. When I got home I picked up my guitar and finished it in another five minutes. But with ‘My Maria,’ it took me two years to write the music and a few of the words. When I played it for B.W. Stevenson, he went right into another room and finished the lyrics in 15 minutes.”

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John D

S H A M B A L A ! !
Yes my title is SHAMBALA! Shambala is one of my all time favorite songs written by Daniel Moore. Remember the song MY MARIA - yep - another great song written by Daniel Moore. Daniel Moore is a tremendous writer of many famous songs over the years. He is also an exceptional singer and his NEW CD - THE WOLF AND THE CHICKEN is an absolute gem of production, writing, and singing. I felt like I was listening to a greatest hits album the first time I listened to this CD! Each and every song is a standout that will have you wanting to listen and sing along. There are 14 songs on this Cd and let me close by saying each one will have you saying - WOW - this is how music should be done!