I´m Hannele from Finland, a singer too and 30 years you´ve been my biggest singer idol. Here in Finland unfortunately, very few people have been exposed to you. When I first saw your LP sleeve ("This is it") and heard you sing, it was in shock - I immediately knew in my heart that something amazing had happened. I felt like I had a strange connection with you, and most of all: I felt the Holy Spirit. Can you imagine!
It was a very strong feeling which I never have lost. I just knew already then that God is with you. And I felt you´re my "sister" in many ways. This feeling has never left me during 30 years. Sometimes I have to cry a little when I think about you, I miss you so much just like I would miss a sister if I had one.
I am also a theatre director, and all I know of your career has been an inspiration to me. Although I may never see you perform live in Finland, I always will feel your spirit from here.
God bless you Melba, may He guide you in every step you take.
- Hannele kauppinen
Fri, Jun 20 2008
I was sitting down listening to some old school songs from the 70's and 80's and came across some of your 45's. I wish that today there were singers (real singers) such as yourself, Stephanie Mills, Angela Winbush, Mikki Howard, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross and so on. Today's line-up of young singers are not the foundation of great singers. I wish that you all would come back and just make one more song.
Sincerely and best of love, Melvin Louis Jenrette Founder, SMACA Society for Minority Awareness and Cultural Achievements
- Melvin Louis Jenrette
Thu, Dec 20 2001
When I was 18, I walked into a music store here in Ottawa, Canada and bought your "Living To Give" LP, mostly because of the great cover. I don't think I'd ever seen anything so cute and beautiful ... and with a great Afro. I'll never forget the first time I heard your voice. It sent chills up my spine then and it still does today. I think back to when I first discovered Melba Moore and keep it as a treasured memory. I just re-read a June 17, 1972 article from TV Guide which I had tucked away in your Melba Live! LP.
Thank you for sharing with us for almost 40 years the gift of your wonderful voice.
- Stan Tinker
Tue, Sep 23 2008
Just to say hello, wishing you well. Melba you look fantastic. I'm looking forward to purchasing you new album with Phil Perry. Hope to speak with you soon. Best wishes always.
- David Andrews
Sun, May 09 2010
I first heard this amazing voice when I was 7 years old. My mom bought the then newly released "THIS IS IT" LP. As soon as I heard that sweet voice turn into such a POWER HOUSE, I knew that not only had I found my new musical love, but I too would become a singer.
I have actually had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Miss Moore (Buffalo, NY: Variety Club Telethon 2000). It was a dream come true and afforded me the chance to tell Melba how much I love her and have admired her for years. I am almost 37 years old and I am still inspired by the woman, the artist, the Warrior for Christ that is Melba Moore. God Bless You and DON'T EVER BE ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!