FRUITS OF THE MOOD

FRUITS OF THE MOOD
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Melba Moore



Here is another version of the classic standard by the fabulous and glamourous singer Melba Moore.
Melba Moore (born Melba Hill in 1945, New York) is an American R&B singer and actress. She is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.
Moore attended Newark Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey. She began her career in 1967 as a member of the original cast of the musical Hair along with Ronnie Dyson and Diane Keaton. In 1970, Moore won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Purlie (she portrayed Lutiebelle). In 1978 she appeared (as Marsinah) with Eartha Kitt in Timbuktu!.
By the 1970s Moore started focusing on music with many hits in the late 1970s through to the mid 1980s. Her debut album, released in 1970 on Mercury Records, was I Am Love, followed by Look What You're Doing To The Man. Moore often collaborated with R&B crooner, Freddie Jackson.
In 1986 she headlined the CBS television sitcom Melba that debuted the same night as the Challenger explosion and was infamously canceled after only its pilot episode.
She was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1971 for 'Best New Artist'. Her 1975 second album, Peach Melba, saw her get a Grammy nomination. In 1976, she earned another Grammy nomination for Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Female for the song "Lean On Me".
Moore has been and is currently focusing on gospel recordings while still appearing in an occasional Broadway show. In 2003, she was featured in the film The Fighting Temptations, which starred Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles.
Enjoy Melba Moore's powerful voice!

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