Playing Catch Up with Carlis Moody, Jr.
Recognized the world over for his original composition (Lord, I’m ) Available To You, GOSPELflava played catch up with GRAMMY Award winning singer/songwriter Carlis L Moody Jr. Moody penned his first composition, Now It All Seems So Simple at age 16. In the early 80s, he was introduced to Reverend Milton Brunson, leader of the Thompson Community Singers and asked to write a song for their next album. Brunson informed Carlis of the record company’s decision to let the Tommies go. They were set to record their last album and it would take a miracle for them to be re-signed. Moody went home and begin to write and came back with Miracle, the song would be the title cut of the album, the album would reach #6 on the Billboard charts and the Tommies were re-signed.
Brunson returned for another song and Moody delivered Available To You. Available to You shot to #1 on the Billboard Charts. Since that time the song has been covered by the likes of Rizen and Melinda Watts. Today, Moody states emphatically that he is still available for the Master’s use, traveling and carrying the gospel to the world. In addition, he serves alongside his father, Bishop Carlis Moody, Sr. as Administrative Pastor of the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois.
Expect to hear more great message centered music from Carlis Moody Jr. in the weeks and months to come.