Dorothy Moore releases another fantastic album “Happy with the One I Got Now” - March 27, 2020.
Dorothy Moore has a history of releasing great albums. In 2013 her album “Blues Heart” was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Album of the Year. She also received Blues Music Award nominations for Soul Blues Female Artist in 2013, 2014, and 2016.
Dorothy Moore has released over 15 albums. Dorothy is also a four time Grammy-nominee. Her Misty Blues album has been listened to over 5.7 million times on YouTube and over 1.1 million times on Spotify. She performs rhythm’n blues, soul, and gospel. Dorothy is Moore is a national and international performing legend.
Moore's parents were Mary Moore and Melvin Hendrex Senior. Her father performed under the stage name Melvin Henderson as a member of the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi. She was raised by her great grandmother and began singing in the church choir at a young age. She was a member of The Poppies with Petsye McCune and Rosemary Taylor when she was attending Jackson State University. The group recorded for Epic Records' Date subsidiary, reaching number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1966 with "Lullaby Of Love". Solo singles for the Avco, GSF and Chimneyville labels followed.
Her career took off with several ballads for Malaco Records. "Misty Blue" (1976) reached number 1 on the R&B chart and number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Funny How Time Slips Away" (also 1976) reached number 7 on the R&B chart and number 58 on the pop chart. "I Believe You" was number 5 on the R&B and number 27 on the pop chart in 1977. The album of the same name was rated four and a half out of five stars retrospectively by Bil Carpenter of Allmusic.
After a hiatus, Moore recorded a gospel album, Givin' It Straight To You (1986) for the Rejoice label of Nashville. The album included a cover of "What Is This". She next recorded two albums for Volt Records. She returned to the Malaco label in 1990, for whom she recorded several albums during the ensuing decade and into the new millennium.
Moore has four Grammy Award nominations. Her version of "Misty Blue" appeared on the soundtrack for the 1996 movie Phenomenon, and on the 2005 compilation album, Classic Soul Ballads. Moore serves on the National Advisory Board of the MS Grammy Museum in Cleveland. She has been inducted into the MS Musicians Hall of Fame, Drum Major for Justice MLK Award 2008, Lifetime Achievement Award Monterey Bay Blues Festival, James Brown Heritage Jus' Blues Award 2009, The Blues Foundation Board of Directors Award 2006-2012, nominated for two Blues Music Awards 2013, Mississippi Arts Commission Achievement Award, MS Blues Trail Markers. On June 6, 2015, Moore was inducted into the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in Clarksdale. Moore continues to sing live at events in and outside of the US in 2018.
01. I'm Happy with the One I've Got Now 04:15
02. You Don't Say No 04:41
03.There Comes a Time 04:27
04. Everything About Your Lovin' 04:00
05. Sad, Sad Sunday 04:45
06. Crazy 03:11
07. You Don't Have to Tell Me 04:00
08. I'll Get By 03:37