Friday, February 7, 2014

Gatemouth Moore - Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies Vol. 7

Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore died 19th May 2004 in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He was 90.
Born in Topeka, Kan., Moore grew up in Memphis. He worked with various Kansas City jazz bands, and fronted Bennie Moten's legendary group. He was active as a recording artist during the '40s, but turned to the church in 1949. He worked as a gospel DJ during the '50s.
Moore cut his last album in 1977 for Johnny Otis' Blues Spectrum label. He was seen last year in the PBS series "Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues": His performance of "Beale Street Ain't Beale Street No More" was an emotional highlight of director Dick Pearce's film "The Road to Memphis." (Billboard  05-19-04) Provided by HM to fill a request.



ramson said...

In my opinion this is the best lp of this series (Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies); others are correct, even good if you are great R&B fan. Unfortunatelly recording sound is very variable in quality on this series, it even varies within each album (on the back of one of these albums said that was recorded at LOW-FI studios).

Fortunatelly in this album sound quite good, although sometimes variable but never less than correct.

Many, many thanks.

P.S.: I don't know if you have some request, I would be delighted if by chance I could help you.

S R Management said...

Somebody is pulling your chain. Rev. Moore passed away in 2004.

Arnold 'Gatemouth' Moore (November 8, 1913, Topeka, Kansas - May 19, 2004, Yazoo City, Mississippi) was an American blues and gospel singer, songwriter and pastor. A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, he claimed to have earned his nickname as a result of his loud speaking and singing voice.

During his career as a recording artist, Moore worked with various jazz musicians, including Bennie Moten, Tommy Douglas and Walter Barnes, and had songs recorded by B.B. King and Rufus Thomas.

In 1949, Moore was ordained as a minister First Church of Deliverance in Chicago and went on to preach and perform as a gospel singer and DJ at several radio stations in Memphis, Birmingham and Chicago.

Moore holds distinctions as a survivor of the 1940 Natchez Rhythm Club Fire and as the first blues singer to perform at Carnegie Hall. A brass note on Beale Street Walk of Fame was dedicated to Moore in 1996. He was also featured in Martin Scorsese's 2003 documentary The Blues.