from Austin, TX
December 25, 1912 - October 8, 1981 (age 68)
An excellent guitarist influenced after 1939 by Charlie Christian, Oscar Moore was an invaluable part of the Nat King Cole Trio during 1937-1947, appearing on virtually all of Cole's records during the period. He also recorded with Lionel Hampton, Art Tatum (1941), the Capitol Jazzmen, and Lester Young. Unfortunately, Moore's post-Cole career was not that successful. He played with his brother Johnny Moore in the Three Blazers from 1947 to the mid-'50s (the group declined in popularity after pianist/singer Charles Brown left) and he recorded three records for Verve and Tampa during 1953-1954, but then was largely outside of music with the exception of a 1965 Cole tribute album. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
Oscar Moore - The Fabulous Oscar Moore Guitar (1962) (Full Album)
Inez Jones -Oscar Moore Quartet 1957 Jazz 2-track Omegatape reel - Have You Met Miss Jones?
Presenting Oscar Moore (Full Album)
Nat King Cole performs "By the River St. Marie" in the 1944 SWING IN THE SADDLE
Nat King Cole Trio - Better to be By Yourself
Blues In B Flat
tribute to oscar moore - blues in B flat
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