I used to see em’ play over at the King Of Hearts in Liberty City. Guy named John Lomelo owned the club and was also basically their manager.
Steve Alaimo worked with Sam and Dave here in Miami. He worked the clubs like the Knight Beat and The King Of Hearts with them. And then he produced some records on them for my Alston and Marlin Records that ended up on Roulette. Those were the first sides they ever cut. Later I was instrumental on their recording with Isaac Hayes and David Porter down at Stax for Atlantic, but that’s another story.
You’ll hear all about it in the movie.
Steve went down to a little club in Downtown Miami and met up with Sam Moore there and my movie director Mark Moorman and his film crew, and they shot some helluva scene there. Steve was the one who really produced their records down here. They also filmed at the Criteria Studios yknow, now it’s called the Hit Factory. That’s where they cut some of those Alston and Marlin records that ended up on Roulette.
Steve said it went over very good. They were just talking about old times, talkin about Sam Cooke and some of the old artists that used to come down.They said the filming went very good. Mark Moorman the director was very happy
I havent spoken to Sam Moore in 50 years now. I’m really happy for his success. He’s still out there. Still working. Apparently doing real good for himself.
The reports I’m getting on the film is that they’re just about through filming. The next phase is the editing and the post production, which, should start immediately yaknow.
The film should be released by the middle of 2014.”
- Henry Stone
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