Alex Moore

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".

Birth and Death Data: Born November 22nd, 1899 (Dallas), Died January 20th, 1989 (Dallas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, vocalist, composer

Notes: Often listed as Whistlin' Alex Moore.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W149530 10-in. 12/5/1929 They may not be my toes Alex Moore Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149531 10-in. 12/5/1929 West Texas woman Alex Moore Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149534 10-in. 12/5/1929 Heart wrecked blues Alex Moore Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W149535 10-in. 12/5/1929 Ice pick blues Alex Moore Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, composer  
Columbia W149536 10-in. 12/5/1929 I can't stand that Bobbie Cadillac ; Coley Jones Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149537 10-in. 12/5/1929 He throws that thing Bobbie Cadillac ; Coley Jones Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149540 10-in. 12/5/1929 Rugger blues Nick Nichols Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149541 10-in. 12/5/1929 Riverside blues Nick Nichols Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149562 10-in. 12/6/1929 It wouldn't be so hard Alex Moore Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149563 10-in. 12/6/1929 Blue bloomer blues Alex Moore Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149566 10-in. 12/6/1929 Listen everybody Bobbie Cadillac ; Coley Jones Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149567 10-in. 12/6/1929 Easin' in Bobbie Cadillac ; Coley Jones Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61850 10-in. 2/18/1937 Sundown blues-1 Norris McHenry instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 61851 10-in. 2/18/1937 The Katy blues Norris McHenry instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 61852 10-in. 2/18/1937 Blue boomer blues Alex Moore instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 61853 10-in. 2/18/1937 Come back baby Alex Moore instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 61854 10-in. 2/18/1937 Bull con blues Alex Moore instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 61855 10-in. 2/18/1937 Hard hearted woman Alex Moore instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 61857 10-in. 2/18/1937 Kind-hearted blues Alex Moore instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moore, Alex," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106742.

Moore, Alex. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106742.

"Moore, Alex." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106742

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