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- Wolfgang Hildebrandt
Happy Birthday Miss Melba from your fans at Glide Church in San Francisco. May God's blessings continue to follow you forever.
- Mark Kramer
Fri, Oct 29 2010
One of the most talented and versatile performers of the last 40 years, Melba Moore has carved an impressive legacy on Broadway, television and radio.
A unique combination of beauty and talent, Moore began her career as a backing vocalist for such artists and Ashford & Simpson, Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick. Her big break came when she was offered a leading role in the Broadway production of the musical Hair. She was superb in the role, and opened the door for a generation of African American females on Broadway. Her performance in Hair resulted in other prime roles, including leads in Purlie (for which she won a Tony Award), Les Miserables, and Your Arms Too Short to Box With God.
Her national star began to rise in the 70s, as she arrived on CBS with the Summer replacement series The "Melba Moore Show." She also became a successful recording artist, scoring a top 5 hit with her first release, "I Am His Lady." As the late 70s arrived, Moore capitalized on the burgeoning disco market, landing a big hit with a cover of the Bee Gees, "You Stepped Into My Life" as well as McFadden & Whitehead's "Standing Right Here."
In the early 80s, Moore continued to work with McFadden, but moved to a more sophisticated, adult sound on her recordings, landing her first #1, the great cut "Falling," along with the hit "Read My Lips" and the smash duet with Freddie Jackson, "A Little Bit More."
Then in the mid 90s, Melba took roles in a number of traveling Soul and Gospel music plays, including her autobiographical "Sweet Songs of the Soul", and touring with Cissy Houston, Shirley Caesar and other Gospel greats. She also recorded a Gospel album and made a critically acclaimed performance in the Gospel-comedy film "The Fighting Temptations." Her comeback culminated in 2004 with the release of "Nobody But Jesus."
- Eric Cummings
God bless you.
- Joe Garcia
Wed, May 26 2010
Hi there Melba,
My name is Zakhele from South Africa, I'm such a big fan of yours from my teenage hood up until now. It's such a great honor to write to you. Hopefully one day you'll visit South Africa and perform one of your old numbers such as: "Falling", "This Time", "Stay" etc. I'm looking for these cd's called "I'm In Love", "Soul Exposed, Magic Of." i can't find them no where in SA. I just bought your latest release called ,"Nobody But Jesus." All I can say is "Bravo!"