b. Sammie Moore, 1939, Rockfield, South Carolina, USA. Sam learned to play the organ as a youngster, concentrating on boogie-woogie and gospel music before turning to blues while playing in Miami, Florida. He formed his first band in 1959 and acquired his stage name while based in Memphis, when he mounted his keyboard on an ironing board. Initially he loathed the name but turned it to his advantage by giving away ironing boards at his shows! His music has appeared on several labels including Holiday Inn, Atlantic, Styletone and Board, and his live sets feature a mix of intense blues and jazz. His onstage antics include playing in a tank of water! He is now based in New Orleans.
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