Monette Moore

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Monette Moore (born May 19, 1902 in Gainesville , Texas , † October 21, 1962 in Garden Grove , California ) was an American singer and pianist of early jazz and blues and an actress.

Live and act

Moore began her career as a silent film companion in Kansas City; afterwards she toured as a pianist and vocalist with a vaudeville troupe. In the early 1920s she came to New York and performed in music theaters; The first recordings were made from 1923 onwards. During this time she also worked in cities like Chicago, Dallas, and Oklahoma City. Many of her early records appeared under the pseudonym Susie Smith . In 1925 she was a member of the music revue Lucky Sambo , sang in the Charlie Johnson Orchestra, which appeared in Small's Paradise and Connie's Inn , and recorded some songs with this band, such as "You Ain't the One" and "Don't You Leave Me Here ". In 1927/28 she toured the Midwest with Walter Pages Blue Devils . In 1929 she returned to New York and appeared in music theaters and nightclubs until the late 1930s, at times with Sidney Bechet and Sammy Price , and in Chicago in 1937 with Zinky Cohn . In 1942 she moved to Los Angeles; there she had club engagements, recorded with Teddy Bunn , Ginger Smock and the Harmony Girls , appeared on James P. Johnson's Sugar Hill Show and played minor roles in a number of Hollywood films, including Yes Sir, Mr Bones ( 1951). From 1951 to 1953 she appeared in the television series Amos' n Andy and recorded with George Lewis . 1960 began an engagement in Disneyland with the formation Young Men of Dixieland , u. a. with guest musicians like Louis Armstrong ; she also appeared on the Disney television programs The Wonderful World of Color and Disneyland After Dark .

Moore released a total of 44 recordings under his own name on phonograms. These focus on the years 1923 to 1927, when she recorded in New York for the labels Ajax , Paramount , Vocalion , Columbia and Victor ; participating musicians were u. a. Jimmy Blythe , Tommy Ladnier , Jimmy O'Bryant , Bubber Miley , Elmer Snowden and Rex Stewart . In addition, she recorded two duets with Fats Waller in 1932 ; In 1936 and from 1945 to 1947 further recordings were made.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Yes Sir, Mr. Bones in the Internet Movie Database (English)
  2. a b biography at Redhotjazz