Misty Blue - R&B Hit Versions

R&B Hit Versions

"Misty Blue"
Single by Dorothy Moore
from the album 'Misty Blue'
B-side "Here It Is"
Released 1975
Format 7" single
Recorded 1973
Genre Southern soul
Length 3:38
Label Malaco Records
Writer(s) Bob Montgomery
Producer Tom Couch, James Stroud
Dorothy Moore singles chronology
"Making Love" (w/King Floyd)
(1975)
"Misty Blue"
(1975)
"Funny How Time Slips Away"
(1976)

The first R&B recording of "Misty Blue" was a 1972 version by Joe Simon which while not one of his biggest R&B hits at #47 did return "Misty Blue" to the Hot 100 at #91 (Cash Box #62).

In 1973 Dorothy Moore recorded "Misty Blue" at Malaco Records in Jackson, Mississippi, cutting her vocal in a single take. The recording was made for Malaco then a production company who were unable to successfully shop the track to a label. At Thanksgiving 1975 the cash-strapped Malaco used the last of its resources to press Moore's "Misty Blue" and release it on the Malaco label. Moore's single broke in the southern states in April 1976 and was #1 in Washington, D.C. that May: in the summer of 1976 the single reached #2 on the R&B charts and #3 on the Hot 100. "Misty Blue" was also a UK hit reaching #5 there on the chart dated for the week of 8 August 1976. Moore's single also achieved hit status in Australia (#5), Canada (#4), New Zealand (#4) and South Africa (#11). Moore's version is included on the soundtrack of the 1996 movie Phenomenon and also the 2008 movie Made of Honor.

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