Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Many Modes of Melba Moore #1

Artist: Melba Moore
LP: 7" single
Song: "Read My Lips" 
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Photographed in the same Sears studio she rented for Kashif the following year, Melba maneuvers herself into Vanity mode with a touch of sexy adult policewoman Halloween costume for the cover of "Read My Lips." This release once again fell short of entering the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #104 in the "bubbling under" section of that chart in 1985. But on the Billboard Hot R&B singles chart the song went all the way to #12. Read my lips: n-u-m-b-e-r t-w-e-l-v-e. 

You can find lots of info about Melba Moore on Wikipedia here, go here to peruse her Billboard R&B singles chart history, and visit the official website for the talented and incredibly stylistically diverse Melba Moore here. To purchase a Melba Moore t-shirt or sweatshirt featuring "Read My Lips" artwork, just visit her website and click 'Online Store.'

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