Alex Moore

Real Name:
Alexander Herman Moore
Profile:
Whistlin' Alex Moore (November 22, 1899 – January 20, 1989) was an American blues pianist, singer and whistler. He is best remembered for his recordings of "Across The Atlantic Ocean" and "Black Eyed Peas and Hog Jowls."

In 1929, he made his debut recordings for Columbia Records. The records he made did not sell in great quantities, and Moore did not record again until 1937, when he issued a few sides on Decca Records.

It was 1951 before Moore recorded again with RPM Records/Kent. However, throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Moore performed in clubs in Dallas and occasionally other parts of Texas. Arhoolie Records signed him to a recording contract in 1960, and those subsequent recordings saw him obtain nationwide recognition. Throughout the 1960s, Moore played at clubs and festivals in America, as well as a small number of festivals across Europe. He toured with the American Folk Blues Festival in 1969, performing on the same bill as Earl Hooker and Magic Sam. The same year he recorded a session in Stuttgart, Germany, which led to the release of Alex Moore in Europe. The year before his death, he recorded Wiggle Tail, his final session for Rounder Records. On November 22, 1988, the state of Texas designated his birthday 'Alex Moore Day. (Copied from wikipedia)
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Albums

77 LA 12-7 Alex Moore - Alex Moore album art Whistling Alexander Moore* Alex Moore (Album) Arhoolie Records 77 LA 12-7 UK 1961 Sell This Version
AR 19004 Alex Moore - In Europe album art Alex Moore In Europe (Album) Arhoolie Records AR 19004 France 1970 Sell This Version
2091 Alex Moore - Wiggle Tail album art Alex Moore Wiggle Tail (Album) Rounder Records 2091 US 1988 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

14518-D Alex Moore - Heart Wrecked Blues / Ice Pick Blues album art Whistlin' Alex Moore* Heart Wrecked Blues / Ice Pick Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14518-D US 1930 Sell This Version
7288 Alex Moore - Blue Bloomer Blues / Come Back Baby album art Alex Moore Blue Bloomer Blues / Come Back Baby(Shellac, 10") Decca 7288 US Unknown Sell This Version
7552 Alex Moore - Bull Con Blues / Hard Hearted Woman album art Alex Moore Bull Con Blues / Hard Hearted Woman(Shellac, 10") Decca 7552 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

DOCD-5178 Alex Moore - Complete Recorded Works 1929-1951 In Chronological Order album art Whistlin' Alex Moore* Complete Recorded Works 1929-1951 In Chronological Order(CD, Comp) Document Records (2) DOCD-5178 Austria 1993 Sell This Version
CD 408, 408 Alex Moore - From North Dallas To The East Side album art Whistlin' Alex Moore* From North Dallas To The East Side(CD, Comp) Arhoolie Records, Arhoolie Records CD 408, 408 US 1994 Sell This Version
120.629 CD Alex Moore - Giants Of Texas Country Blues Piano album art Robert Shaw (5) / Lavada Durst / Whistlin' Alex Moore* Robert Shaw (5) / Lavada Durst / Whistlin' Alex Moore* - Giants Of Texas Country Blues Piano(CD, Comp) Wolf Records (2) 120.629 CD Austria Unknown Sell This Version