Merrill Moore - Boogie My Blues Away (2CD, 1990)
EAC | FLAC(tracks)+CUEs+LOGs - 688 MB | Full Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 251 MB
Piano Rock & Roll / Boogie Woogie / Western Swing | TT - 112:11 mins | Bear Family Records # BCD 15505 BH
The records defy categorization. Rock and Roll die hards proclaim Moore "The Father of Rockabilly piano" with legends such as The Killer himself, Jerry Lee Lewis, naming Moore as an early idol. Fans of country music admire Moore's crisp, clear vocal delivery, rivaling those 50s superstars from Nashville like Webb Pierce and Faron Young (although Moore insists that his band was not country). They compare the rhythm of his small band to those of Western swing king Bob Wills, who in the early 50s recorded some of 'his' finest work for MGM. But despite these accolades from his peers and fans all overthe world, Merrill Everett Moore remains an unknown; unacknowledged for his contributions to the West Coast music scene and ignored by the Nashville establishment.