Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Many Modes of Melba Moore #3

Artist: Melba Moore & Kashif
LP: 7" single
Song: "Love the One I'm With (A Lot of Love)" 
[ listen ]

In Von Trapp Family Singers mode, we find Melba modeling an outfit that has obviously been crafted from a set of heavy living room drapes. "Love the One I'm With (A Lot of Love)," which went to #5 on the Billboard Hot R&B singles chart in 1986, brings this movie to mind when I stare at its cover. Melba certainly hasn't shown Kashif "A Lot of Love" here...and he's not even the one she's with! I don't understand why Melba didn't invite Kashif to join her at the more lavish photo-shoot with the fancy backdrop. It looks like his picture was taken at Sears.

[ Kashif: Boy on the Side ]

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