Alex Moore - Wiggle Tail album download
Wiggle Tail turned out to be Alex Moore's final recording, and while that makes it a little bittersweet, it's nice that he was able to sign out with such a lovely album. There's nothing new here, to be sure, just Texas blues, but the years have been kind to Moore - he's still able to play with grace and passion. These performances might not have the spark and excitement of his classic '50s recordings, but hearing an old master play the blues is always a welcome, revealing experience.
Wiggle Tail turned out to be Alex Moore's final recording, and while that makes it a little bittersweet, it's nice that he was able to sign out with such a lovely album.
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. The year before his death, he recorded Wiggle Tail, his final session for Rounder Records. Apelidos: Whistlin' Alex Moore.
Dallas blues pianist and National Heritage Award winner Alex Moore made much of his reputation on his ability to improvise blues lyrics on the spot (some of them bawdy beyond belief), a gift which stayed with him into his 90s, when this live album was recorded. His piano improvisations recall everything from barrelhouse to Monk. Whistlin' Alex Moore. Alexander Herman Moore. The year before his death, he recorded the album Wiggle Tail, his final session for Rounder Records. On November 22, 1988, the state of Texas designated his birthday Alex Moore Da. .Although Moore played the piano for audiences around the world, he never considered himself a professional musician.
com Tracklist: 01 – Wiggle Tail 02 – Everybody Have A Good Time 03 – Chasin’ Rainbows 04 – Newest Blue Bloomer Blues 05 – Elephant Brain Man. 06 – More Alex 07 – Mistreatin’ Woman 08 – Knockin’ On My Door 09 – My Daily Nutrition 10 – Lonesone 11 – Neglected Woman.
See All. Wiggle Tail.
Singles & EPs. Play. Fifth Street Serenade (feat. Thunderfront - Album I. Various Artists. Thunderfront - Album III. Disjointed Piano Blues from an artist whose mumbling vocal style and fragmented playing hints intriguingly at avant garde jazz as even as he pounds out blues.
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Whistlin' Alex Moore (November 22, 1899 – January 20, 1989) was an American blues pianist, singer and whistler.
|A2||Everybody Have A Good Time||3:15|
|B1||Newest Blue Bloomer Blues||6:55|
|B2||Elephant Brain Man||13:34|
- Recorded At – The Prohibition Room
- Design – Scott Billington
- Engineer – Bill Rollow
- Liner Notes – Alan Govenar
- Photography By – Alan Govenar, Robin Sachs
- Piano, Vocals – Alex Moore
- Post Production [Pre-mastering] – Toby Mountain
- Producer – Ron Levy
NotesRecorded live at the Prohibition Room, Dallas, Texas, February 8, 1988.
All songs written or arranged by Alex Moore/Happy Valley Music, BMI
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 011661209114
- Matrix / Runout (Side A (etched, except "A WAKEFIELD PRESSING" is stamped):): R-2091-A #2 48954 RS A WAKEFIELD PRESSING
- Matrix / Runout (Side B (etched, except "A WAKEFIELD PRESSING" is stamped):): R-2091-B #2 48954 RS A WAKEFIELD PRESSING