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Overnight Sensational

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Overnight Sensational

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Sam Moore

We gave it a B+

The ’60s soul man’s skills are remarkably intact, but he still hedges bets by filling the ”…and Dave” slot with a parade of stars. Producer Randy Jackson (yes, that Randy Jackson) brings more true gloss than grit, but once you’re past flinching at the idea of a cooing female chorus coming between Sam ‘n’ Springsteen, you’ll have a good time. Other things on Overnight Sensational that shouldn’t work but do: Jon Bon Jovi helping Sam Moore cover Bill Withers, Wynonna as a soul sister, Mariah Carey’s dog whistle, and even (almost) a Fantasia-abetted reclamation of a Milli Vanilli hit.