Monday, March 5, 2012
ROMANTIC FLASHBACK: TONY AWARD WINNING SINGER'S FALLING IN LOVE SONG
1986 CAPITOL RECORDS
From the late 1970's, Tony award singer/actress Melba Moore had become a household name. She had conqured Broadway by starring in the hit play "Purlie" and scored many dance hits including "You Step Into My Life," "Love's Coming At You," "Mind Up Tonight" and "Read My Lips." She also scored a # 1 hit with former labelmate Freddie Jackson, but hadn't score a # 1 hit on her own, and many fans wanted her to sing a romantic ballad. Well Moore was able to do both with her 1986 ballad "Falling" which not only became a fan favorite, it also became her first # 1 R&B hit and also her signature live performance song, which showcased her ability to sing harmony, and showcase her different ranges. It also contains her hitting a high note for 22 seconds, which gives the classic a romantic feel along with the lyrics, and music which has a nice romantic feel courtesy of the guitar, percussion, keyboards and strings.
Melba Moore recorded a wonderful jam and it still sounds as romantic and beautiful as it did and I know that many couples still play this to set the mood for romance.