Monday, November 30, 2015


Whistlin’ Alex Moore had a long, if sporadic, recording career that began in the late twenties and continued up into the seventies. His first sessions for Columbia and Decca were made in 1929 and 1937; he had his “big hit” for Decca with “Blue Bloomer Blues” in 1937. Moore didn’t record again until he made an unissued private session in 1947; he picked up once again when he recorded an album’s worth of material for Chris Strachwitz and Paul Oliver in the summer of 1960 which was issued in the first batch of Arhoolie releases in the early sixties. In the late sixties Alex traveled to Europe and wowed audiences with his singing, playing, and whistling. In 1988 he recorded his final session for Rounder; he passed away the following year.

Alexander Moore • If I Lose You Woman • 1951

Alexander Moore, vocal/piano; Smokey Hogg, guitar; drums. Dallas, 1951

Get it: No More Doggin’ – The RPM Records Story Vol 1 1950-53

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