13 October 1947, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Moore was one of the last great southern soul singers to find success in the late 70s, when disco and funk were making deep soul an increasingly marginalized form limited to the south. She began her career at Jackson State University where she formed an all-female group called the Poppies with Petsye McCune and Rosemary Taylor. The group recorded for Columbia Records Date subsidiary, reaching number 56 in the pop charts in 1966 with Lullaby Of Love. Abortive solo singles for the Avco, GSF and Chimneyville labels followed, before her career took off with a series of remarkable ballads for Malaco Records. Misty Blue (number 2 R&B, number 3 pop) and Funny How Time Slips Away (the Willie Nelson song, number 7 R&B, number 58 pop) hit in 1976, while I Believe You (number 5 R&B, number 27 pop) charted the following year. Moores recordings in the next few...
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