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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thomas Moore - Fallin so in love with you 1982




Charlotte’s Dr. Thomas Moore is nationally recognized as an early childhood consultant, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and children’s recording artist. A graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, he has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Masters and PhD in early childhood education from Indiana State University. He has given more than 800 lectures and workshops in the US and abroad. Truly one of the Charlotte, NC’s ambassadors to the world, Dr. Moore creates learning experiences that educate and encourage teachers. His ten recordings for children are used in classrooms and homes nationwide. He has given a solo voice recital at Carnegie Hall, hosted a children’s TV show, taught preschool, directed a children’s choir, and composed two symphony pieces for children. Dr. Moore has received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest civilian honor for his work with children. He is currently Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Benedict College in Columbia, SC.
As a singer Thomas Moore collaborated with the great producer and songwriter Bill Bradford. In 1979 Bill Bradford with Sandy Bell founded a label called Spirit Records in Charlotte, NC. The label would serve as the vehicle for their songwriting and production. Both Bradford and Bell had grown up with strong influences of rhythm & blues and soul music. In the same year Bradford and Bell released a single entitled "(They call it) Mr Dollar's". It was the first release for Spirit Records.
In 1982 Thomas Moore released a single entitled "Fallin so in love with you / I can't stay away from you" on Spirit Records. Both of these songs were written by Bill Bradford. Produced by Bill Bradford and Sandy Bell.


I chose "Fallin so in love with you". Enjoy it.



It was the only record cut on him, as he was a young man with a major career in education ahead of him. Out of this session came “Fallin’ So In Love With You” which quickly charted Adult Contemporary, R&B, and Urban on dozens of southeastern US stations. The record got some radio play, but for some reason went largely undiscovered.

It is worthy to note that Debby Dobbins a year later, re-recorded and released “Fallin’ So In Love With You” as a single on the same label. Debby Dobbins one of the top Charlotte's vocalists, began to record on Spirit Records in 1980.

Newly re-mixed and re-mastered in 2012, it now appears again on the recently released Queen City Soul CD available on iTunes and CDBaby. For more info about Spirit Records you can see here.

I want to thank Bill Bradford for all his info.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

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