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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Dorothy Moore - Lonely 1980

Born to Mary Moore and Melvin Hendrex Snr., Dorothy was raised by her great grandmother. She began singing with The New Stranger Home Baptist Church Choir at the age of five, and, eventually, she became a soloist. While attending Jackson State University, she formed an all-female group called The Poppies with Fern Kinney, Petsye McCune and Rosemary Taylor. The group recorded for Columbia Records' Date subsidiary, reaching number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1966 with "Lullaby Of Love". Abortive solo singles for the Avco, GSF and Chimneyville labels followed
Her career took off with a series of ballads for Malaco Records. "Misty Blue" (# 2 R&B, # 3 Pop) and "Funny How Time Slips Away" (the Willie Nelson penned song, # 7 R&B, # 58 Pop) scored in 1976, while "I Believe You" (# 5 R&B, # 27 Pop) charted the following year. Moore's recordings in the next few years were not nearly as successful as she succumbed increasingly to the disco trend.
In 1980 she released a single entitled "Talk To Me-Every Beat Of My Heart" R&B #87 on Malaco Records. The flip side entitled "Lonely". This single is included on the album entitled "Talk to me" in 1980 on the same label. I chose the flip side "Lonely". Composed by Carson Witchett. Produced by Tommy Couch, Wolf Stephenson and Carson Witchett.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full.

Biography by Wikipedia

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