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Jackie Moore (singer)

Jackie Moore (1946 – November 8, 2019)[1] was an American R&B singer. Born in Jacksonville, Florida,[2] she is best known for her gold single 1970 song "Precious, Precious," which reached No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on March 6, 1971.[3] This disc sold over one million copies, and received a gold disc awarded by the R.I.A.A. in March 1971.[2]

Jackie Moore
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Jackie Moore in 1970
Background information
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died (aged 73)
GenresSouthern soul, soul
Years active1970s
Columbia Records

Also noteworthy was her 1979 disco hit "This Time Baby," which hit No. 1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The track reached No. 49 in the UK Singles Chart.[4] The latter would later be sampled for the 2005 dance radio and club hit "Love on My Mind" by the Freemasons featuring Amanda Wilson. Moore also had a US pop chart hit (No. 42) with Bunny Sigler and Phil Hurtt's upbeat "Sweet Charlie Babe" in the fall of 1973, which she recorded with the Philadelphia Strings and Horns.

Reviewing the 1973 Sweet Charlie Babe LP, Robert Christgau wrote in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981), "Figures that this should fall somewhere between state-of-the-art and great-mean soul: the five hits go back to 'Precious, Precious' in the winter of '71, with the two latest cut at a funkier-than-usual Sigma in Philadelphia and the others by a simpler-than-usual Crawford-Shapiro team at Criteria in Miami. Moore's voice is simultaneously sweet and rough, an unusual combination in a woman, and the songs are pretty consistent. But she lacks not only persona but personality, so that what in technical terms is pretty impressive stuff never goes over the top."[5]

"This Time Baby" was a featured song in the video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.


Studio albumsEdit

Year Title Peaks Record label

1973 Sweet Charlie Babe 45 Atlantic
1975 Make Me Feel Like a Woman Kayvette
1979 I'm on My Way 45 Columbia
1980 With Your Love
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
  • Precious, Precious: The Best of Jackie Moore (1994, Ichiban)
  • The Complete Atlantic Recordings (2015, Real Gone Music)


Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album


1968 "Dear John" N/A
"Why Don’t You Call on Me"
1969 "Loser Again"
1970 "Precious, Precious" 30 12 70 Sweet Charlie Babe
1971 "Sometimes It’s Got to Rain (In Your Love Life)" (with The Dixie Flyers) 19 N/A
"Cover Me" Sweet Charlie Babe
1972 "Darling Baby" 106 26
"It Ain't Who You Know" N/A
"Time" 39 Sweet Charlie Babe
1973 "Sweet Charlie Babe" 42 15 78
"Both Ends Against the Middle" 102 28
1975 "Make Me Feel Like a Woman" 6 Make Me Feel Like a Woman
1976 "Puttin’ It Down to You" 37
"It’s Harder to Leave" 74 N/A
"Disco Body (Shake It to the East, Shake It to the West)" 36
1977 "Make Me Yours" 72
1978 "Personally" 92
1979 "This Time Baby" 24 1 49 I'm on My Way
1980 "Helpless" 25 With Your Love
"How’s Your Love Life Baby" 57 I'm on My Way
"Love Won't Let Me Wait" 78 With Your Love
"Heart Be Still" Make Me Feel Like a Woman
1981 "Who's Next, Who's Now" N/A
1982 "Seconds" (Wilson Pickett)
1983 "Holding Back" 73
1985 "Love Is the Answer"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "R.I.P. "Precious Precious" singer Jackie Moore". Soul Tracks. 2019-11-09. Retrieved 2019-11-09.
  2. ^ a b Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 301. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 377. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: M". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 8, 2019 – via
  6. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Jackie Moore". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-04-06.
  7. ^ "CAN Charts > Jackie Moore". RPM. Retrieved 2015-04-06.
  8. ^ "UK Charts > Jackie Moore". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-04-06.
  9. ^ "US Certifications > Jackie Moore". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2019-11-28.

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