Moody Scott

Moody Scott

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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...

Biography

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.

Discography

Bustin' Out of The Ghetto

Set List

ORIGINAL RELEASES

#1 BUSTING OUT OF THE GHETTO SOUL R&B CLASSIC

#2 CAN I CHANGE MY MIND TYRONE DAVIS R&B/SOUL COVER

#3 LAST TWO DOLLARS BLUES

#4 ANNIE MAE CAFE /BLUES

#5 MOTIVATED #6ONE MANS HAPPINESS

#6 THE BEST OF ME

#7 SOMETHING YOU GOT SON OF A SOUTHERN MAN DELTA BLUES

#8 LITTLE BY LITTLE." THE AIM INTERNATIONAL RECORDS RELEASE CD"

#9 DONT WORRY ABOUT ME

#10 I DONT DIG NO PHONY

#11 YOU GOTTA SAVE IT

#12 MAY I TURN YOU OWN

#13 BUSTING OUT OF THE GHETTO ORIGIONAL VERSION

#14 BEAUTY SOUL AND STYLE

#15 LAY DOWN BESIDE YOU.

#16 GROOVING OUT ON LIFE.

#17 TWO TIMING WOMEN

#18 MOTIVATED

#20 IAMMING WITH ALL MY FRIEND

#21 MISSING YOU

#22 STANDING ON THE OUT SIDE

#23 HANGOVER

#24 LIVING ON BORROWED TIME

#25 KEEP KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR

#26 SON OF A SOUTHERN MAN NEW VERSION

MOODY SCOTT COVERS

#27 SPECILA KIND OF LOVE

#28 EVERYDAY I HAVE THE BLUES

#29 SWEET HOME CHICAGO

#30 THE THRILL IS GONE

#31 STORMY