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Monette Moore

(May 19th 1902 - October 21st 1962)

Born in Gainesville, Texas in 1962 Monette Moore grew up in Kansas City, Missouri where as a teenager she taught herself to play the piano. During the early 1920's she began working as a theater pianist.

Also a gifted singer in 1923 and '24 Monette traveled to New York and Chicago to make her debut recordings for Paramount before permanently moving to New York City. She toured extensively and went on to make hit records with "Charlie Johnson's Paradise Orchestra" in 1927 and '28. In 1932 Monette recorded with Fats Waller and opened her own New York jazz club Monette's Place, where she frequently performed, the following year.


Birmingham Black Bottom (3:02)

Friendless Blues (2:41)

Paradise Wobble (3:20)

Weeping Willow Blues (3:23)

You Ain't The One (3:30)

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