There is a lot more to Dorothy than the song Misty Blue.On this Greatest Hits collection 13 of the 14 songs made the R&B and Pop Charts.Three(3) of them were in the top 10. Moore has been a solid soul singer on her own since the late 60'and a professional singer since she was in her teens.She has been musically associated with King Floyd, Jean Knight, Huey Meaux,Eddie Floyd,&Jimmy Johnson. This CD chronicles her career on Malaco Records where she achieved most of her success.
This CD sensibly puts her songs in chronological order from 1-14, starting with We Can Love from1975 to All Night Blue recorded in 1991.The booklet included with the CD has extensive biographical information by Bill Dahl. It's a pleasure to find well written and informative liner notes such as these. The impeccable production work by the Malaco recording team(who bill themselves as the last soul label)is a major asset to these songs.
The team of Tommy Couch, Wolf Stephenson and James Stroud is somewhat formulamatic but still enjoyable. Moore was in their stable and it was the Malaco sound just as the artists were at Motown or Stax. There isn't a song on the CD written by Dorothy Moore.Nonetheless the song are sung with such conviction that you would think they're autobiographical.This is especially true on the songs "He Thinks I Still Care","Special Occasion" and "I Believe You".
Ms. Moore will forever be known for the song "Misty Blue" but if you're only familiar with this song you'll be pleasantly surprised by this collection. Included are a number of gems that didn't reach a mass audience but still retain a sense of soulfulness and beauty.
This 53-minute disc seems way too short. These may be all of her hits but by the end of the last song on the disc, "All Night Blue", I was aching to hear more. You'll find this disc to be MOORE than "Misty Blue.
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