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No Ideas Original Podcast Episode 133 Melba Moore

No Ideas Original

On this episode of the No Ideas Original Podcast the guys interview The Icon, Tony Award Winning Actress and Grammy nominated Songstress Ms. Melba Moore. Ms. Moore talks about her time on Broadway and Hollywood and gives an in depth discussion about the evolution of the entertainment industry, resilience and what motivates her to keep going. This is a dope episode you won't want to miss!#melbamoore #rnb #broadway #nyc #acting #actor #actress #singer #tonyawards #lesmiserables #podcast #noideasoriginalpodcast #youtube #spotify #soundcloud #harlem #musician #musical #newarknewjersey#purlie #hair #cliftondavis#imstillstanding #timbuktu #iamgine


22 Jul 2022

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Melba Moore’s ‘got love’

Steve Dale's Other World

Barrier breaking R&B legend Melba Moore speaks with Steve Dale about her favorite songs to perform, traditions she has before taking the stage, and making it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Later, she addresses being black in the industry while simultaneously loving “the rollercoaster of show biz”. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3982404/3982404_2022-07-03-233404.64kmono.mp3

10 Jul 2022

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Melba Moore Interview (Episode 82)

Nick Egan Times

 On this episode, we have a fantastic guest, a true legend of Music, Acting & Television! We have the incredible: Melba Moore! Melba, is Tony award winning  & 4 time Grammy nominee! Melba, was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues hall of fame in 2015! Melba, has had a such an incredible career as a singer & actress! Melba Moore is a true living legend, in been the first time an African American, took over for a white entertainer on Broadway. By the age of just 25, Melba had won a Tony Award for her work in the musical "Purlie". Melba is truly, a triple threat, in the world of the entertainment industry - winning top honors in music, theatre, & television! Melba has just released her new incredible & amazing album “Imagine”! which is available now!


14 Jun 2022

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Episode 2268: Melba Moore ~ TONY AWARD® Winning Actress, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Honoree, 4x Grammy® Nominee, TV, Film Trailblazer PLUS NEW Music "Imagine"

Building Abundant Success!!© with Sabrina-Marie

TONY AWARD®, United States Congressional Record & National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, Hollywood Walk of Fame Inductee 2022!!Marvelous Melba is truly a triple threat in the entertainment industry -- winning top honors in music, theatre and television: American prolific 5 Octave singer and Tony award winning actress.Broadway, Contemporary Soul/R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Gospel and Classical.The Music Historian in ME Loves to Talk to the Legends in Many Niche Careers & Ms. Melba Moore has a unique career in Entertainment!Melba has NEW Music Compilation called "Imagine'. Already Topping the American & British Soul charts.Melba Moore has done it all, twice. At the tender age of 10, Melba notes that it was then that she was introduced to music and that “I didn’t have any music in my life before my mother married my stepfather. He introduced music into our home and into my life.” From that moment forward, Melba began to develop her 5-octave, note-holding soprano that would soon bring audiences to their feet. Theater: Won a Tony Award for best featured actress in a musical for her role in the musical "Purlie," Replaced  Diane Keaton in  the Broadway musical "Hair" Was first African American woman to play the female lead in the musical "Les Misérables" on Broadway. The Newark, NJ Arts High School graduate started doing recording sessions after a chance meeting with singer/songwriter/composer Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson).  That opportunity in the studio led Melba in the company of the Broadway musical “HAIR!” First in the ensemble of the show, Melba’s name was tossed into the conversation when actress Diane Keaton left the show and Melba took the female lead and broke all the rules, being the first Black woman to replace a white actress in a featured role on Broadway. The journey of Melba’s career took her meteorically from there to the lead of “PURLIE,” a musical adaptation of a play written by acting husband and wife pioneers Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.  That role and its musical soundtrack would earn Moore a Grammy nomination as Best New Artist in 1971 and a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress.  The power of her presence on Broadway got Melba noticed and she became a virtual sensation.  TelevisionStarred in her own sitcom, "Melba." Melba Moore became so well known that network television offered her a summer variety series.  Starring Melba and actor/singer Clifton Davis, who was starring on Broadway in another show, the duo, who were dating, were given the choice to bring their mass appeal into Middle America.  Music  Celebrated top hits during the70s, 80s and 90s-- "Falling," "You Stepped Into My Life," "Love’s Comin’ At Ya," and "A Little Bit More" — and others Performed a special rendition of 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'  Merged her inspirational and gospel style in many songs. Soon after the success of the ‘The Melba Moore/Clifton Davis Show,” it was time for her soaring soprano to take her foray into the recording studio. First signed to Buddah Records, Melba had hits like “This Is It,” “Lean On Me” and “You Stepped Into My Life,” garnering Grammy nominations and international success. Later signed to Capitol Records, she followed that success with “Love’s Comin At Ya” and then a string of R&B hits followed, including "Read My Lips"—which later won Moore a third 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.  Hits like the #1 "A Little Bit More" with Freddie Jackson and "Falling," a hypnotic ballad that features one of the longest held notes in recorded history. Moore would also record “Lift Every Voice And Sing” (the Negro National Anthem) at the behest of Dr. Dorothy Height, the president of the National Council of Negro Women, who wanted Moore to use her formidable talent to ensure that the song would reach a new generation.Melba Moore’s produced version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing" which was entered into the United States Congressional Record as the official Negro National Anthem in 1990, was just named an ‘American Aural Treasure,’ by the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress for Ms. Moore’s co-produced recorded rendition of the anthem© 2022 Building Abundant Success!!2022 All Rights ReservedJoin Me on ~ iHeart Radio @ https://tinyurl.com/iHeartBASSpot Me on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yxuy23baAmazon ~ https://tinyurl.com/AmzBAS


8 Jun 2022

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Harvey Brownstone Interviews Melba Moore, Legendary Singer, Actress and Recording Artist

Harvey Brownstone Interviews...

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Melba Moore, Legendary Singer, Actress and Recording Artist About Harvey's guest: Today’s guest is Melba Moore, the iconic, award-winning music superstar who’s been dazzling audiences with her incredibly beautiful and soulful 5-octave voice since she burst on the scene in the late 60s in the original cast of the Broadway musical, “Hair”.    She then was one of the first Black women to win a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, for her performance in “Purlie”.   She’s hosted 2 television variety shows and appeared in hit movies like “All Dogs Go to Heaven” and “The Fighting Temptations”.  She was the first African American woman to play “Fantine” on Broadway in “Les Miserables”.  But ultimately, it’s her FABULOUS voice that earned her THREE Grammy nominations and made her a music legend in songs like “Lean On Me," “This Is It," “You Stepped Into My Life," “Read My Lips”, "Love's Comin' At Ya," "Livin' For Your Love," "Falling", and "A Little Bit More" her #1 duet with Freddie Jackson.   She’s recorded 28 spectacular albums, including 2 sensational live albums, and a beautiful duet album entitled, “The Gift of Love”.   And NOW, she’s released her BRAND NEW album entitled, “Imagine”.  She’s received numerous awards including a Drama Desk Award, the Ellis Island Award, the Artist Guild Award, and the NAACP Spingarn Award.  She’s been inducted into the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame.  And her 5-decade career is being honoured with displays at the Grammy Museum, and the Smithsonian.   In August, she’ll be presented with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award by President Joe Biden.    “Music is what God allows me to do," declares Melba Moore. Born into a musical family, music chose Melba. “Music was a centerpiece in my family. My parents were musicians and so were many of my aunts and uncles." Melba’s father is the legendary big band leader Teddy Hill and her mother, Bonnie Davis, had a #1 hit on the R&B charts with the song “Don’t Stop Now." Melba Moore’s produced version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing" which was entered into the United States Congressional Record as the official Negro National Anthem in 1990, was just named an ‘American Aural Treasure,’ by the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress for Ms. Moore’s co-produced recorded rendition of the anthem. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ https://www.melbamoore.com/ https://www.instagram.com/melba1moore/ https://www.facebook.com/mooremelbahttps://www.youtube.com/user/MelbaMooreMusic #MelbaMoore  #harveybrownstoneinterviews


7 Jun 2022

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Legendary Melba Moore is 'So In Love' with Her New Music

Underground Magnolia Podcast

On  this episode of Underground Magnolia Podcast, Melba Moore discusses: New song, “So In Love,” from her upcoming "Imagine" album, which is slated for release in April 2022.New music on her daughter's independent record label. Becoming an "Auntie" to younger audiences thanks to DJ's such as D-Nice.Legendary recording and stage career:Released over 20 albums since 1970 and earned several R&B top ten hits and two #1 R&B singles. In 1968, she joined the Broadway play "Hair" and became the first African American woman to replace a white actress (Diane Keaton) on Broadway.In 1970, she won a Tony Award for starring in "Purlie."Her version of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was named the second official "Black National Anthem" in 2017.Her connection with Aretha Franklin’s family and recording Franklin’s version of "Lean On Me.”She almost lost it all during her 1991 divorce from her husband, who was also her manager.Melba was also  a civil and equal rights activist, who marched with Coretta Scott King and Rev. Jesse Jackson. Additionally, she worked closely with the National Council of Negro Women and the National Political Congress of Black Women.In August 2022, she is scheduled  to  receive a special acknowledgement from President Joe Biden.For more on Melba Moore, go to her Instagram @melba1moore.Contact:Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter: @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com.If you would like to be featured on the podcast, send an email.


16 Mar 2022

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Melba Moore talks new challenge "Just Doing Me", music competition & 50 year career.

Black Culture The BREAKDOWN with Jerzey

We love it when legends stop by...  "Just Doing Me" challenge kicks off. Started by Jevon "Jerzey" Goldson.  LIVE on @TheOnlyJerzey IG🌟 with the legendary @melba1moore 💫  #JustDoingMeChallenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqLjX... Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theonlyjerzey/ Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theonlyjerzey Like Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheOnlyJerzey --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theonlyjerzey/support


20 Oct 2021

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Interview w/ MELBA MOORE!

Sons Of A Bishop

Melba Moore joins the show to tell us all about her life and more!


9 Sep 2021

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A Conversation With Melba Moore

Let's Chat and Jam

In this episode of Let's Chat and Jam we have A Conversation With Melba Moore.We had the opportunity to speak with 4x Grammy Nominated, Tony Award Winner and Platinum and Gold recording artist Melba Moore.There’s so much to learn about Melba Moore and this was an amazing episode because Melba Moore still has that ability to create music that touches the soul of anyone who appreciates good music. I recommend her music to anyone young or old.Tap in to Melba Moore on these platforms.YouTube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCXI1Itl8UL5fpzAHLYkirdwInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/melba1mooreTwitter:https://www.twitter.com/melbamoore1You can tap in to the music of Melba Moore on all streaming platforms including Spotify and iHeartRadio.Let’s Chat and Jam can be found here https://www.letschatandjam.comThe Let’s Chat and Jam podcast is available on Spreaker, iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, Podcast Addict, Podchaser (Android Only), Deezer, Castbox, Podbean, Jiosavvn, Reason, Audible, Bullhorn, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.More platforms coming soon, thanks for watching and listening to our podcast.Let’s Chat and Jam with Special Guest Melba Moore.#interview #MelbaMoore #letschatandjam #podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


10 Aug 2021

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Melba Moore - The Other Side of the Rainbow

I'd Buy That For A Dollar

Guest host Leaura Hoss joins us to reveal what is on those Melba Moore records you've skipped over in so many dollar bins. Discover this powerful voice in that powerful suit on this powerful episode.  If you like us, please support us at patreon.com/idbuythatpodcast to get exclusive content (episodes on 45s!), or tell a friend about us. Broke and have no friends? Leave us a review, it helps more people find us. Thanks!


25 May 2021