Dorothy Moore

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born: October 13, 1946 in Jackson, Mississippi

Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue

Multi-Grammy award nominee, Dorothy Moore played New York’s Madison Square Garden and London’s Palladium when she burst on the scene with the classic Misty Blue in 1976.

Recent recognitions for Dorothy Moore were a Blues Trail Marker placed at the Alamo Theater in Jackson MS, 2008, and the onterey Lifetime Achievement award given for the first ever from the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, 2006. Another first for Moore was the release of her children’s book “Little Dorothy” October, 2006.

Moore’s professional career started in the 1960s as the lead singer of a trio called the Poppies. After one Poppies album with Epic label, she went solo. Moore has over thirty years of professional work in the music and entertainment industry and eighteen albums to her credit.

Moore’s early ballads topping the charts were Misty Blue, Funny How Time Slips Away, I Believe You, For Old Time Sake and With Pen In Hand. Misty Blue climbed the US charts to number one for R&B and to number one single in the UK. It went gold in Canada and has sold millions worldwide. Misty Blue went platinum for the Phenomenon soundtrack and it was in the John Travalota movie. Her song was in the 2008 film Made of Honor, on the 2000 film Jesus’ Son and played on the small screen in a Sopranos episode, 2004.

I Believe You, released in 1977, earned Dorothy Moore one of Record World’s Top Female Vocalists of the year. I Believe You made the number one single R&B and the top ten single in the US, and went to number one single in the UK

Dorothy Moore debuted her first produced work in September 2002, Please Come Home for Christmas on her own label, Farish Street Records of Mississippi. She also released a single, Dorothy Moore Sings the National Anthem. Moore has used Jim Hill High School choir and Voice of Calvary Children in her holiday work. In 2005, she released I’m Doing Alright and with Gittin’ Down Live! in 2003 on her label, Farish Street Records of Mississippi.

Moore was featured in print In The Basement and Juke Blues. Other reviews and features are in Living Blues, Blues Review and on internet La Hara Del Blues and other sites.

Legend singer Dorothy Moore was honored with a sidewalk marker of her likeness in 2001 at the Alamo Theater on Farish Street, Jackson, where she started her professional career. Local honors have included the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1996, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame in 2001 and numerous Jackson Music Awards. Moore serves on the board of the Blues Foundation and B.B. King Museum Advisory Board. She tours, produces and records from Jackson, MS.

For Old Time Sake [1976]
Funny How Time Slips Away [1976]
Misty Blue [1976]
Let The Music Play [1977]
We Should Really Be In Love [1977]
1-2-3 (You and Me) [1978]
With Pen In Hand [1978]
(We Need More) Loving Time [1979]
Talk To Me [1980]
All Night Blue [1991]

Essential Dorothy Moore albums: Greatest Hits and Misty Blue

- Once Moore with Feeling [Malaco 6356, 1968]
- Definitely Dorothy [Malaco 6359, 1970]
- Misty Blue [Malaco 6351, May 1976] with Don Barrett, Harrison Calloway (Muscle Shoals Horns), Fred Knobloch, Jeanette Williams
- Dorothy Moore [Malaco 6353, July 1977]
- I'm Givin' It Straight to You [Rejoice 8326, 1986]
- Time Out for Me [Volt 3401, 1988] with Andre Williams
- Winner [Volt 3405, 1989] with Andre Williams
- Feel The Love [Malaco 7455, 1990] with Harrison Calloway, Jim Horn, Michael Toles (The Bar-Kays) plus members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section: Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins and David Hood (the last two also played in Traffic)
- Talk To Me [Malaco 7363, July 1991]
- Stay Close to Home [Malaco 7466, 1992] with Harrison Calloway, Ed Calle, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Will McFarlane
- The Best of Dorothy Moore [Music Club 138, December 1993] compilation album
- More of Moore [Malaco 7484, April 1996] with Harrison Calloway, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jim Horn, Jimmy Johnson, Will McFarlane
- Misty Blue and Other Greatest Hits [Malaco 7481, June 1996] compilation album
- Songs To Love By [601 3101, March 1998]
- Greatest Hits [Varese Sarabande 066273, October 2001] compilation album
- Please Come Home for Christmas [Farish Street 1001, November 2002] with Harrison Calloway, Jessie Primer III
- I'm Doing Alright [Farish Street 11006, July 2005]
- Gittin' Down Live! [Farish Street 1004, November 2005] with Chris Chesney, Eddie Floyd, Carle Vickers (L.T.D.)

She appeara on the following albums:
Ted Taylor - Ted Taylor [Contempo 538, 1976]
Eddie Floyd - Experience [Malaco 6352, 1977]
Denise LaSalle - Still Trapped [Malaco 7454, 1990]
Little Milton - Reality [Malaco 7462, June 1991]
Johnnie Taylor - (I Know It's Wrong, But I...) Just Can't Do Right [Malaco 7460, September 1991]
Little Milton - I'm a Gambler [Malaco 7473, June 1994]
Little Milton - Cheatin' Habit [Malaco 7482, September 1996]
Little Milton - Feel It [Malaco 7506, January 2001]
Ted Taylor - Somebody's Gettin' It [Basix 9341, January 2001]

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