Synopsis by Mark Deming
Before he was one of the pioneering underground "party" comics of the '60s and '70s and starred in such infamous blaxploitation epics as Dolemite and Disco Godfather, Rudy Ray Moore had a career as a R&B singer. In the fall of 2000, Moore returned to the bandstand for a nightclub tour in which he belted out vintage tunes such as "Hully Gully Fever" and "Do You Call That a Buddy" alongside new numbers like "Hip Shakin' Papa" and "Put Me in the Mix." Rudy Ray Moore: Live at Wetlands records the New York City date of Moore's musical comeback, with longtime cohort Jimmy Lynch (aka "Mr. Motion" and "The Funky Tramp") leading the band as Moore sings a dozen songs, interspersed with his trademark X-rated comedy.
comedian, music-tour, R&B-music, singer