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Defying Odds through Staying Power (Feat. Melba Moore)
1st August 2022 • Motivational Mondays: Conversations with Leaders • National Society of Leadership and Success
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Melba Moore is a Walk of Fame inductee, four-time Grammy nominee, and Tony Award winner. She’s also releasing her new album, Imagine. Melba discusses how she overcame obstacles to start her profession and has continued to do so throughout her 50-year music career. 

When Melba began, her father introduced her to people in the music world. One of the first people she met was Valerie Simpson and started doing backup with her. One of the recording sessions was with Galt MacDermot, who wrote the music for Hair. And the rest is history.

According to Melba, her ex-husband assisted her in making business connections, allowing her to collaborate with leading musicians and songwriters, like Gene McFadden and John Whitehead.


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Listen to the bonus episode to learn what it was like being one of the honorees at Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball and a memorable moment Melba had with gospel great, Shirley Caesar. (

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