Jackie Moore (1946 – November 8, 2019) was a remarkable American soul and R&B singer whose career spanned several decades. While she had multiple notable achievements in her musical journey, one of her standout moments came in 1983 with the release of her hit single “Holding Back.”
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Jackie Moore‘s incredible vocal talents were evident from an early age. She rose to prominence in the 1960s and gained recognition for her powerful and soulful voice, making her a beloved figure in the music industry.
In 1983, Jackie Moore released “Holding Back,” a song that would go on to become one of her most celebrated works. This track showcased her exceptional vocal range and emotive delivery. “Holding Back” captivated audiences with its compelling lyrics and Moore’s ability to convey raw emotions through her singing.
The song’s success in 1983 marked a resurgence in Jackie Moore’s career, reaffirming her status as a formidable presence in the world of R&B and soul music. “Holding Back” not only earned critical acclaim but also endeared her to a new generation of fans, cementing her place as a timeless artist.
Jackie Moore‘s contribution to music extended far beyond this hit single, but “Holding Back” remains a significant milestone in her career.
Sadly, Jackie Moore passed away on November 8, 2019, leaving behind a body of work that continues to inspire and resonate with music lovers worldwide. Her unforgettable rendition of “Holding Back”, composed by Gregg Diamond and Steve Love, stands as a testament to her enduring impact on the world of soul and R&B.
Italian Disco re-edit expert Moplen works his magic on Jackie Moore’s classic ‘Holding Back’ for A’s and Bees‘ third release. This release combines Moplen‘s remix with original mixes by John Morales and Sergio Munzabai (M&M).
A’s and Bees continues their tradition of pairing remastered originals with fresh interpretations. ‘Holding Back’ from ’83 blends a funky bassline, soaring strings, and Moore’s soulful vocals. Originally a cover of David Simmons‘ ‘Holdin’ Back,’ this version delivers high-energy disco from across the Atlantic.
Moplen‘s remix, featured on the A1, skillfully transforms the original recording into a seven-minute masterpiece, balancing finesse with power. On the A2, you’ll find the original vocal mix, produced and arranged by MFSB’s Bobby Eli.
The B side offers two expert M&M mixes: the Breakdown and Chin-Mental versions by the renowned duo of John Morales and Sergio Munzabai.
Notably, 50% of the profits from this release support the British Beekeepers Association.