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Mike E Moses - Class Of 1964



 
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09/07/13 05:27 PM #1    

Rusty Davis (1964)

Mike moved to town while I was at Milburn Junior High.  I was one of the first people he met, and we would hang out some and go to the movies in Overland Park and Mission sometimes on Friday or Saturday night.  He was pretty interesting and gave his parents a pretty tough time.  I always got along with him - haven't seen him since SMW.

Rusty Davis


10/19/13 12:05 AM #2    

Rick Lindskog (1963)

I don't think Mike finished HS, and was a skilled musician all his life. I know he and Brooks Wright (another SMW musician) played very, let's say 'saltY' clubs in KC as 15 and 16 year olds....He was profoundly gifted, and I never knew him to take a lesson, but could play a guitar or pickup a trumpet and play "the march of the toreadors" that would make your blood race. His greatest asset was his voice, especially singing the blues. Once you hear it, you'll always recognize it. All who attended the 50th were given a copy of his CD "You Ain't't Foolin' Me'. One of the organizers obtained it online and made copies wit nice artwork...

He moved back to Cedar Rapids with his mother for a couple of years that would have been his junior and senior years in high school. He then moved back to Shawnee and I lost touch. I think he toured out east and was reasonably successful, opening for Danny and the Juniors. I believe he was still playing music with Brooks Wright, who is now near Boston. Mike subsequently moved to Phoenix, where I think he was based for the rest of his life. Mike Moses and the Cadillacs were recognized for skill with many Blues Awards in Phoenix and environs, and were regionally popular.

I phoned Mike in 2006. Brooks helped me find him....he was as brash, enthusiastic, and engaging as ever, living the somewhat tumultuous life of a professional musician. I always respect those who live what they believe. Mike did exactly that, and asked for nothing else. He explained that he was still partying and playing music and having a blast---he insisted I should visit for a week or so and we could get around town together....scared this old man to death!  He passedin 2009 before I had a chance to get to Phoenix.

RIP, Amigo


10/19/13 12:05 AM #3    

Rick Lindskog (1963)

I don't think Mike finished HS, and was a skilled musician all his life. I know he and Brooks Wright (another SMW musician) played very, let's say 'saltY' clubs in KC as 15 and 16 year olds....He was profoundly gifted, and I never knew him to take a lesson, but could play a guitar or pickup a trumpet and play "the march of the toreadors" that would make your blood race. His greatest asset was his voice, especially singing the blues. Once you hear it, you'll always recognize it. All who attended the 50th were given a copy of his CD "You Ain't't Foolin' Me'. One of the organizers obtained it online and made copies wit nice artwork...

He moved back to Cedar Rapids with his mother for a couple of years that would have been his junior and senior years in high school. He then moved back to Shawnee and I lost touch. I think he toured out east and was reasonably successful, opening for Danny and the Juniors. I believe he was still playing music with Brooks Wright, who is now near Boston. Mike subsequently moved to Phoenix, where I think he was based for the rest of his life. Mike Moses and the Cadillacs were recognized for skill with many Blues Awards in Phoenix and environs, and were regionally popular.

I phoned Mike in 2006. Brooks helped me find him....he was as brash, enthusiastic, and engaging as ever, living the somewhat tumultuous life of a professional musician. I always respect those who live what they believe. Mike did exactly that, and asked for nothing else. He explained that he was still partying and playing music and having a blast---he insisted I should visit for a week or so and we could get around town together....scared this old man to death!  He passedin 2009 before I had a chance to get to Phoenix.

RIP, Amigo


10/19/13 12:07 AM #4    

Rick Lindskog (1963)

I don't think Mike finished HS, and was a skilled musician all his life. I know he and Brooks Wright (another SMW musician) played very, let's say 'saltY' clubs in KC as 15 and 16 year olds....He was profoundly gifted, and I never knew him to take a lesson, but could play a guitar or pickup a trumpet and play "the march of the toreadors" that would make your blood race. His greatest asset was his voice, especially singing the blues. Once you hear it, you'll always recognize it. All who attended the 50th were given a copy of his CD "You Ain't't Foolin' Me'. One of the organizers obtained it online and made copies wit nice artwork...

He moved back to Cedar Rapids with his mother for a couple of years that would have been his junior and senior years in high school. He then moved back to Shawnee and I lost touch. I think he toured out east and was reasonably successful, opening for Danny and the Juniors. I believe he was still playing music with Brooks Wright, who is now near Boston. Mike subsequently moved to Phoenix, where I think he was based for the rest of his life. Mike Moses and the Cadillacs were recognized for skill with many Blues Awards in Phoenix and environs, and were regionally popular.

I phoned Mike in 2006. Brooks helped me find him....he was as brash, enthusiastic, and engaging as ever, living the somewhat tumultuous life of a professional musician. I always respect those who live what they believe. Mike did exactly that, and asked for nothing else. He explained that he was still partying and playing music and having a blast---he insisted I should visit for a week or so and we could get around town together....scared this old man to death!  He passedin 2009 before I had a chance to get to Phoenix.

RIP, Amigo


10/19/13 12:09 AM #5    

Rick Lindskog (1963)

I don't think Mike finished HS, and was a skilled musician all his life. I know he and Brooks Wright (another SMW musician) played very, let's say 'saltY' clubs in KC as 15 and 16 year olds....He was profoundly gifted, and I never knew him to take a lesson, but could play a guitar or pickup a trumpet and play "the march of the toreadors" that would make your blood race. His greatest asset was his voice, especially singing the blues. Once you hear it, you'll always recognize it. All who attended the 50th were given a copy of his CD "You Ain't't Foolin' Me'. One of the organizers obtained it online and made copies wit nice artwork...

He moved back to Cedar Rapids with his mother for a couple of years that would have been his junior and senior years in high school. He then moved back to Shawnee and I lost touch. I think he toured out east and was reasonably successful, opening for Danny and the Juniors. I believe he was still playing music with Brooks Wright, who is now near Boston. Mike subsequently moved to Phoenix, where I think he was based for the rest of his life. Mike Moses and the Cadillacs were recognized for skill with many Blues Awards in Phoenix and environs, and were regionally popular.

I phoned Mike in 2006. Brooks helped me find him....he was as brash, enthusiastic, and engaging as ever, living the somewhat tumultuous life of a professional musician. I always respect those who live what they believe. Mike did exactly that, and asked for nothing else. He explained that he was still partying and playing music and having a blast---he insisted I should visit for a week or so and we could get around town together....scared this old man to death!  He passedin 2009 before I had a chance to get to Phoenix.

RIP, Amigo


10/19/13 12:09 AM #6    

Rick Lindskog (1963)

I don't think Mike finished HS, and was a skilled musician all his life. I know he and Brooks Wright (another SMW musician) played very, let's say 'saltY' clubs in KC as 15 and 16 year olds....He was profoundly gifted, and I never knew him to take a lesson, but could play a guitar or pickup a trumpet and play "the march of the toreadors" that would make your blood race. His greatest asset was his voice, especially singing the blues. Once you hear it, you'll always recognize it. All who attended the 50th were given a copy of his CD "You Ain't't Foolin' Me'. One of the organizers obtained it online and made copies wit nice artwork...

He moved back to Cedar Rapids with his mother for a couple of years that would have been his junior and senior years in high school. He then moved back to Shawnee and I lost touch. I think he toured out east and was reasonably successful, opening for Danny and the Juniors. I believe he was still playing music with Brooks Wright, who is now near Boston. Mike subsequently moved to Phoenix, where I think he was based for the rest of his life. Mike Moses and the Cadillacs were recognized for skill with many Blues Awards in Phoenix and environs, and were regionally popular.

I phoned Mike in 2006. Brooks helped me find him....he was as brash, enthusiastic, and engaging as ever, living the somewhat tumultuous life of a professional musician. I always respect those who live what they believe. Mike did exactly that, and asked for nothing else. He explained that he was still partying and playing music and having a blast---he insisted I should visit for a week or so and we could get around town together....scared this old man to death!  He passedin 2009 before I had a chance to get to Phoenix.

RIP, Amigo


10/19/13 12:09 AM #7    

Rick Lindskog (1963)

I don't think Mike finished HS, and was a skilled musician all his life. I know he and Brooks Wright (another SMW musician) played very, let's say 'saltY' clubs in KC as 15 and 16 year olds....He was profoundly gifted, and I never knew him to take a lesson, but could play a guitar or pickup a trumpet and play "the march of the toreadors" that would make your blood race. His greatest asset was his voice, especially singing the blues. Once you hear it, you'll always recognize it. All who attended the 50th were given a copy of his CD "You Ain't't Foolin' Me'. One of the organizers obtained it online and made copies wit nice artwork...

He moved back to Cedar Rapids with his mother for a couple of years that would have been his junior and senior years in high school. He then moved back to Shawnee and I lost touch. I think he toured out east and was reasonably successful, opening for Danny and the Juniors. I believe he was still playing music with Brooks Wright, who is now near Boston. Mike subsequently moved to Phoenix, where I think he was based for the rest of his life. Mike Moses and the Cadillacs were recognized for skill with many Blues Awards in Phoenix and environs, and were regionally popular.

I phoned Mike in 2006. Brooks helped me find him....he was as brash, enthusiastic, and engaging as ever, living the somewhat tumultuous life of a professional musician. I always respect those who live what they believe. Mike did exactly that, and asked for nothing else. He explained that he was still partying and playing music and having a blast---he insisted I should visit for a week or so and we could get around town together....scared this old man to death!  He passedin 2009 before I had a chance to get to Phoenix.

RIP, Amigo


10/19/13 09:20 AM #8    

Rick Lindskog (1963)

I don't think Mike finished HS, and was a skilled musician all his life. I know he and Brooks Wright (another SMW musician) played very, let's say 'salty' clubs in KC as 15 and 16 year olds....He was profoundly gifted, and I never knew him to take a lesson, but could play a guitar or pickup a trumpet and play "the march of the toreadors" that would make your blood race. His greatest asset was his voice, especially singing the blues. Once you hear it, you'll always recognize it. All who attended the 50th were given a copy of his CD "You Ain't't Foolin' Me'. One of the organizers obtained it online and made copies wit nice artwork...

He moved back to Cedar Rapids with his mother for a couple of years that would have been his junior and senior years in high school. He then moved back to Shawnee and I lost touch. I think he toured out east and was reasonably successful, opening for Danny and the Juniors. I believe he was still playing music with Brooks Wright, who is now near Boston. Mike subsequently moved to Phoenix, where I think he was based for the rest of his life. Mike Moses and the Cadillacs were recognized for skill with many Blues Awards in Phoenix and environs, and were regionally popular.

I phoned Mike in 2006. Brooks helped me find him....he was as brash, enthusiastic, and engaging as ever, living the somewhat tumultuous life of a professional musician. I always respect those who live what they believe. Mike did exactly that, and asked for nothing else. He explained that he was still partying and playing music and having a blast---he insisted I should visit for a week or so and we could get around town together....scared this old man to death!  He passedin 2009 before I had a chance to get to Phoenix.

RIP, Amigo


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