“Dorothy Moore Misty Blue” – America On Espresso


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Dorothy Moore (born October 13, 1946, in Jackson, Mississippi is an American pop, R&B, and soul singer greatest identified for her 1976 hit tune, “Misty Blue”.

Moore’s dad and mom had been Mary Moore and Melvin Hendrex Senior. Her father carried out underneath the stage identify Melvin Henderson as a member of the 5 Blind Boys of Mississippi. She was raised by her nice grandmother and started singing within the church choir at a younger age. She was a member of The Poppies with Petsye McCune and Rosemary Taylor when she was attending Jackson State College. The group recorded for Epic Data’ Date subsidiary, reaching quantity 56 on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart in 1966 with “Lullaby Of Love”. Solo singles for the Avco, GSF and Chimneyville labels adopted.

Her profession took off with a number of ballads for Malaco Data. “Misty Blue” (1976) reached #1 on the R&B chart and quantity 3 on the Billboard Scorching 100. “Humorous How Time Slips Away” (additionally 1976) reached quantity 7 on the R&B chart and quantity 58 on the pop chart. “I Consider You” was quantity 5 on the R&B and quantity 27 on the pop chart in 1977.

After a prolonged hiatus, Moore recorded a gospel album, Givin’ It Straight To You (1986) for the Rejoice label of Nashville.The album included a canopy of “What Is This”. She subsequent recorded two albums for Volt Data. She returned to the Malaco label in 1990, for whom she recorded a number of albums through the ensuing decade and into the brand new millennium.

Moore has 4 Grammy Award nominations. Her model of “Misty Blue” appeared on the 2005 compilation album, Traditional Soul Ballads. She has been inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Corridor of Fame, Drum Main for Justice MLK Award 2008, Lifetime Achievement Award Monterey Bay Blues Competition, James Brown Heritage Jus Blues Award 2009, The Blues Basis Board of Administrators Award 2006-2012, nominated for 2 Blues Music Awards 2013, Mississippi Arts Fee Achievement Award, Mississippi Blues Path Markers.

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