Saturday, June 27, 2009

Jango Song Of The Day-Dorothy Moore

Artist:Dorothy Moore
Song:Misty Blue
Album:Misty Blue & Other Hits

The 1976 hit Misty Blue was the only top five hit for soul singer Dorothy Moore. It's actually a pretty good example of country soul and was a rare mainstream hit for Malaco Records. She was born Oct. 13, 1946 in Jackson, MS. She grew up singing in the church choir and formed a group called The Poppies. They had a minor hit in 1966 with Lullaby Of Love. She signed with Jackson based label Malaco Records in 1968. They release a lot of blues, R & B and gospel. She had several ballads that charted in the mid-70s but Misty Blue was the most memorable and reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. It was originally a country song. It was written by Bobby Montgomery. He was Buddy Holly's best friend and had a long career in Nashville after Holly's death. The song was written for Eddy Arnold and he had a hit with it on the country charts in 1967 following Wilma Burgess' hit version in 1966. Ella Fitzgerald recorded Misty Blue in 1968. It's a timeless song. You can get all of Dorothy's Malaco hits on this comp. Dorothy Moore recorded for Volt Records in the 80s and returned to Malaco in the 90s. She currently records for her own Farish Street label. Here's Dorothy Moore performing Misty Blue in England 1976.

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