Read My Lips

Read My Lips

by Melba MooreMelba Moore


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The most versatile and underrated item in Moore's often overlooked catalog, Read My Lips runs the gamut from funky R&B radio numbers to quietly passionate ballads to rock-stenciled up-tempo fare. Moore packs a tight-lipped, defiant punch on kinetic affairs such as "Mind Over Matter" and "Winner." Meanwhile, she's pure and sultry on the slow burn of "To Those Who Wait" and the emotional intensity of "I Can't Believe It (It's Over)." Having plenty of able assistance on hand doesn't hurt her case, either: producers Keith Diamond and Paul Laurence bring a meld of jazz, funk, pop, and soul influences to the fold, and intertwine them with remarkable consistency. This resourceful approach results in material that far surpasses earlier hits like "Love's Comin' at Ya" and "Keepin' My Lover Satisfied"; and it also turns out a surprising remake of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." With arrangements that are always on the dot, solid songs, and stellar vocals, Read My Lips is a must for every Moore fan's collection. ~ Justin M. Kantor

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/2019
Label: Funkytown Grooves
UPC: 0851903003021
catalogNumber: 10066136
Rank: 68699

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Melba Moore   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Freddie Jackson   Background Vocals
Fareed Haque   Guitar
Janice Dempsey   Background Vocals
Danny Madden   Background Vocals
Audrey Wheeler   Background Vocals
Alan Ross   Saxophone
Lillo Thomas   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Laurence   Synthesizer,Percussion,DX-7,Oberheim OB8
Lisa Fischer   Background Vocals
Robert Aries   Keyboards
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Russell Blake   Bass
Wayne Brathwaite   Bass
Clarence Brice   Guitar
Richard James Burgess   Drums
Debra Byrd   Background Vocals
Michelle Cobbs   Background Vocals
Keith Diamond   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals,fairlight,Synthesizer Bass
Barry J. Eastmond   Piano,Keyboards
Fareed Abdul Haqq   Guitar
Curtis King   Background Vocals
Eddie Martinez   Guitar
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
Terry Silverlight   Drums
Brenda White   Background Vocals
Bobby Douglas   Keyboards
Vicki Genfan   Background Vocals
Andy Barrett   Keyboards
Jeff Smith   Flute
Rock Wilk   Background Vocals
Rob Kilgore   Keyboards
Binky Brice   Guitar
Regi King   Background Vocals
Barry Eastmond   Keyboards
Vernon Jeff Smith   Background Vocals
Jeff Smith   Flute
Lillian Day Jackson   Background Vocals
Andrea Dawkins   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Freddie Jackson   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Stevie Nicks   Composer
Craig Peyton   Composer
Paul Laurence   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Robert Aries   Programming
Ron Banks   Engineer
Richard James Burgess   Producer,drum programming,Percussion Programming
Keith Diamond   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Barry J. Eastmond   String Arrangements
Evren Göknar   Remastering Engineer
Steve Goldman   Engineer
Frank Heller   Engineer
Lew Kirton   Composer
Jesse Levy   Composer
Sam Lorber   Composer
Steve Peck   Engineer
Peter Robbins   Engineer
Terry Shaddick   Composer
Roey Shamir   Engineer
Jolyon Skinner   Composer
Edith Wint   String Contractor
Dominique   Engineer
Madeline Stone   Composer
Beau Higgins   Executive Producer
Donald Cleveland   Reissue Producer
Anne Thomas   Administration
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Ron Banks   Engineer
Barry Eastmond   Composer,String Arrangements
Barbra Lowery   Fashion Stylist

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