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Deacon John Moore (23rd June birthday)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:21 am
by john poole
“Deacon” John Moore - born 23rd June, 1941 (New Orleans) - singer, bandleader, guitar player involved in many genres over six decades, 75 today - he claims to have been the “only black guy” who went to see the Beatles’ only New Orleans appearance in 1964, and he had a “psychedelic period” after he heard “Are You Experienced”; he also played blues, r&b, soul, rock’n’roll, disco - Jeff Hannusch called him the “Creole Chameleon”. He took the name “Deacon” from Deacon Jones in ‘Good Rockin’ Tonight’ by Roy Brown.

The guitarist on many of Allen Toussaint’s early productions for Minit Records, but during a long career only three singles were released as an artist prior to the 1990s, with one of these - ‘Haven’t I Been Good to You’ (1967) - issued as “Johnny Moore” risking confusion with several other singers of that name.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbed15Td-eE

‘A Losing Battle’ with Allen Toussaint & an orchestra directed by Wardell Quezergue from a 2002 filmed concert “Deacon John’s Jump Blues”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeTorvIReI8
(Johnny Adams’ song written by Mac Rebennack, who as Dr. John also performed at the concert)

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/14/385555440 ... ept-secret
http://homeofthegroove.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... es-on.html