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CD Review - Bustin' Outta' The Ghetto

CD Review - Bustin' Outta' The Ghetto by Scott Thomas
Produced by Stiletto Records Inc.

2008

Moody delivers a contemporary music blend of R&B, Blues, and soul selections that allows the listeners to feel his style, emotions and passion.The outstanding ballads "One Man's Happiness" and "The Best of Me" capture adults and young adult fans.

Moody puts his magic touch on these classic remakes such as:

"Can I Change My Mind" By Tyrone Davis

Johnnie Taylor's, "Last Two Dollars"

"Annie Mae's Cafe" by Blues great, Little Milton Campbell

I get sent allot of CDs to listen to throughout the months from folks all over the world who want me to listen to their muse and give them a CD Review... I was flipping thru jewel cases when I noticed this CD from this guy called Simply Moody. The cd is called "we gotta bust outta of the Ghetto"...

If this CD doesn't have you shaken yo ass by the first 8 barz then you are simply dead ! My man 'ol Legendary Moody Scott can still deliver the goods after all these years and that's a ten-four good buddy. This CD smells of the good 'ol South... Louisiana blackened voodoo swamps and all. If you are still old enough to remember the Chitlin' Circuit from the 60's and early 70's then this is the music for you. I hear the music of “life” and it’s struggles and successes. Route 66 here we come.

When I listen to Moody's fine songs, I can't help but reminisce back to my early youth... This music here is actually the back drop to my childhood in the early to mid 60's. You know... like the music in the movie "Stand by Me" or a "Bronx Tale"... It is like a warm blanket from yester-year. If you like great classic R&B, Soul, a little Funk, and some uptown jamz, then this is the music to get your "mean lean" ON !!!

Choice Cuts: Bustin' Otta The Ghetto * Last Two Dollars * Annie Mae Cafe', and the last song "Son of a Southern Man"-- talk about some good ol' finger-pickin' down home blues...

This is some Classic R&B Music that should not be missed. If you want to capture a time when life seemed much simpler then I recommend this CD for your listening pleasure. I give this CD 5 starz

Song List:

Bustin' Outta’ The Ghetto - Moody Scott, (Rashaud PUB-BMI)

Can I Change My Mind (Espenza/Wolfolk Dakar Music BMI)

Last Two Dollars - George Jackson (Maleco Music BMI)

Annie Mae Cafe'- George Jackson (Maleco Music BMI)

Motivated - Moody Scott, (Rashaud PUB/White Wing Music BMI)

One Man's Happiness - Moody Scott, (Rashaud PUB/White Wing Music BMI)

Little By Little - Amos Blackmore (Blues Heart Music BMI)

The Best Of Me - Rocky Peoples (Rashaud PUB-BMI)

Something You Got Baby - Alvin Robinson (Shelby Singleton Pub BMI)

Son Of A Southern Man - Smitty Smith/Moody Scott, (Rashaud PUB-BMI)

www.SimplyMoody.com - Scott Thomas


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Bustin' Out of The Ghetto

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Moody Scott Biography by R.J. Bianchino
Moody Scott was born January 28, 1944 in Hammond, Louisiana, 50 miles southeast of New Orleans. Moody began his singing career at an early age. Like many of the youth of his era, he grew up listening to R&B, Soul and Blues artists such as Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Al Green, Little Milton, Tyrone Davis, Bobby "Blue" Bland and B.B. King. Like Sam Cooke and Al Green, Moody's first musical interest was church music, and at age 12 he became lead vocalist for the Gospel group The Starlights.

After several successful years with the Starlights, Moody embarked on a solo career singing R&B, Soul and Blues. In 1964, under the name Moody & The Deltas, he scored a hit on Red Bird Records with "Everybody Come Clap Your Hands" b/w "Monkey Climb" (Daisy 504). Red Bird Records was the brain-child of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame iductees Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Searching, Stand By Me). The record label spawned talented girl groups such as the Dixie Cups and the Shangri-Las. All the 45s on Red Bird have been reissued on a complilation disk, with one critic saying is was "packed with "should've been" hits of Leiber & Stoller. He also had very high praise of Moody's contribution.

"The song that truly set the table for the Leiber & Stoller's subsequent success at Red Bird is MOODY AND THE DELTAS's "EVERYBODY COME CLAP YOUR HANDS." Written by Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich and produced by Joe Jones in 1964, this upbeat tune shakes off the R&B and doo-wop intonations of the '50s and stakes out a freer '60s soul sound. The dance beat brings to mind Wilson Pickett's and Bobby Freeman's soul songs from the mid-60s. The flip, "MONKEY CLIMB," is indicative of the groups New Orleans roots - roots that would pay off handsomely with The Dixie Cups." (source: megamusicreviews.com)

Red Bird only recorded a handful of songs and Moody moved on. In the late 60s he hooked up with Sound Stage 7 / Monument Records in Nashville. The studio result was some excellent funk-driven material. Of note is the self-penned "We Gotta Bust Outta the Ghetto" and "I Don't Dig No Phony." He also recorded sides for Soul Unlimited and Seventy Seven Records.In addition to recording, Moody has had a successful broadcast career at KAJN FM Crowley, Louisiana; WFPR FM Hammond, Louisiana and KLAV in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Moody has shared the stage with Aaron Neville, Alvin Shine Roberson, Earl "Trick Bag" King, Katie Webster, Buckwheat Zydeco, Manhattans, Ohio Playes, Phil Phillips, Dixie Cups, Joe Jones and Little Milton just to name a few. Besides playing clubs all across the Southeast, he's played both the East and West Coasts. These include the Count Basie Lounge, Jazz Palladium, and Birdland in the east. And on the West Coast - Simply Blues in Hollywood, Club Latitude, Redondo Beach and Long Beach Amphitheater. Upon moving to Las Vegas in 1988, Scott has continued to play numerous clubs, hotels, casinos and outdoor festivals.

After 35 years in the music business Moody has not slowed down one bit.


ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE OF LOUISIANA LEGENDARY SOUL GOSPEL R&B AND BLUES RECORDING ARTIST MOODY SCOTT

HOMETOWN - HAMMOND LOUISIANA - A SMALL RURAL FARMING COMMUNITY 50 MILES FROM NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA

THE SON OF A SHARECROPPER, MOODY BEGAN HIS SINGING CAREER AS LEAD VOCALIST WITH THE STARLIGHTS GOSPEL SINGERS.

HE DEPARTED THE GROUP AFTER SEVERAL YEARS PERFORMING GOSPEL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES AND EMBARKED ON A MUSICAL CAREER THAT HAS SPANNED WELL OVER 45 EXCITING YEARS.

MOODY IS CONSIDERED BY MANY MUSIC OBSERVERS AS BEING ONE OF A FEW TRUE AUNTHENIC REMAINING ARTIST FROM THE EARLIER HISTORICAL VINTAGE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES MUSICAL ERA.

HE WAS CONSIDERED BY MANY WITHIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AS BEING OVER LOOKED DURNING THIS PERIOD IN AMERICAN MUSIC HISTORY.

HIS FRIST RECORDING IN 1964 WAS WITH THE LEGENDARY ROCK N ROLL SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAMED INDUCTEES JERRY LEIBER AND MIKE STOLLER FOUNDERS OF RED BIRD / DAISY RECORDS NEW YORK. THE SONG WRITTEN BY THE ICONIC ELLIE GREENWHICH AND HER THEN HUSBAND JEFF BARRY" EVERYBODY COME CLAP YOUR HANDS". ALTHOUGH NOT A MILLION SELLING RECORD, IT INTRODUCED MOODY TO THE ENTERTAINMENT RECORDING INDUSTRY.

HE LEFT LEIBER AND STOLLER AND TEAMED UP WITH NASHVILLE RECORD PRODUCER AND BROADCAST RADIO PERSONALITY AND HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE JOHN RICHBOUGH - NASHVILLE TENN.

THIS FRIEND SHIP AND MUSIC ASSOCIATION WITH JOHN RICHBOUGH ESTABLISHED HIM AS A NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST WITH RELEASE OF HIS CLASSIC PROTO-FUNK SONG 'BUSTING OUT OF THE GHETTO'1969.

SOME OF MOODYS EARLIER RECORDINGS ARE TODAY CONSIDERED AS MUSIC COLLECTORS ITEMS AROUND THE MUSIC WORLD.

IN THE SEVENTIES, MOODY OPTED NOT TO RECORD DISCO MUSIC -- INSTEAD HE RE-INVENTED HIS CAREER AND BECAME AN AWARD WINNING RADIO BROADCAST PERSONALITY AT KAJN RADIO OUT OF CROWLEY LOUISIANA.