is the ninth studio album by singer , released September 21, 1979 via . 's striking black and white front cover shot of an elegant and assured showing more then she ever had seemed to say it all. With release of , the award winning actress and singer was revealing an altogether more outgoing and sensual dimension of her persona.
is the debut album by American soul/disco group , released in 1979 on the Arista label. The lead single was a major crossover hit, topping the R&B chart and peaking at #12 on the pop chart. The follow-up, a respectful and faithful cover of 's 1965 classic , also made the R&B top 5 and the pop top 20. On the back of its hit singles, the album also became a big seller, peaking at #2 R&B and #13 pop.
"This Is It: The Best of Melba Moore" is an excellent overview of Moore's peak years, containing all of the hits she had in the '80s on EMI America and Capitol Records. Over the course of 18 tracks, all of her Top Ten R&B hits from the decade - "Love's Comin' at Ya," "Livin' for Your Love," "Love the One I'm With (A Lot of Love)," "A Little Bit More," "Falling," "It's Been So Long" - are featured, along with some good minor hits and album tracks. Some casual fans might find 18 tracks a bit much, but there's no question that this is the definitive summation of Moore's hitmaking years.
Known as the “go to” pianist by many other musicians and band leaders, Lafayette has performed with the Duke Ellington Legacy Orchestra, toured for seven years with Max Roach, currently tours Europe and the U.S. with four time Grammy nominee-Ernestine Anderson and has worked with Al Grey, John Gordon, Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Roswell Rudd, Chico Freeman, Cindy Blackman, Allan Harris, Carla Cook, Ren Marie and many others. Lafayette has worked in well-established downtown clubs like the Blue Note, Sweet Basil, and Fat Tuesday’s, since his arrival as a young musician in 1985. He earned a reputation that led to a record deal with Muse Records, resulting in his debut album, aptly titled Lafayette Is Here. A second Muse recording, Happy Together, starred The Lafayette Harris Trio plus Melba Moore.
is the fifteenth album by singer Melba Moore, released in 1986. This album featured two number-one R&B hits, including the duet, "A Little Bit More", with Freddie Jackson and "Falling". She scored other popular R&B hits including "Love the One I'm With (A Lot of Love)" and "It's Been So Long".
is the fourteenth album by singer Melba Moore, released in 1985. This album featured the hit title track and "When You Love Me Like This". The title track later won Moore a fourth Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, making her just the third black artist after Donna Summer and Michael Jackson to be nominated in the rock category.
is the thirteenth album by singer Melba Moore, released in 1983. This album featured the hits "Keeping My Lover Satisfied", "Livin' for Your Love" and "Love Me Right". This album was notable for a remake of her 1976 hit "Lean on Me".