Gatemouth Moore | Discogs | tc261
Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore was born on November 8, 1913 and died on May 19, 2004. He sang blues and gospel music, and also wrote songs, with his songs being recorded by artists including B B King and Rufus Thomas, whom he met when he had a broadcasting job at radio WDIA, Memphis. He acquired the “Gatemouth” nickname because he had a very loud speaking and singing voice. He started singing blues in 1945. He was ordained in 1949. He was a survivor of the 1940 Natchez Rhythm Club Fire and the first blues singer to perform at Carnegie Hall. His last recording was made in 1977.