WILLIAM MOORE BIOGRAPHY
William Moore (March 3, 1893 – November 22, 1951) was an African American blues singer and guitarist. Born in Dover, Georgia, United States, he was the only Virginian country bluesman to record for the Paramount label (1928 in Chicago). As a resident of Tappahannock, Virginia, William Moore recorded sixteen sides for Paramount Record Company in 1928. His four 78 rpm records are highly sought by collectors and have been numerously re-released on LP and CD compilation albums. His songs (e.g. “Ragtime Millionaire”, “Old Country Rock”, “One Way Gal”) have been covered by Dave “Snaker” Ray, John Fahey, Stefan Grossman and Duck Baker, The Insect Trust and The Notting Hillbillies. He died in Warrenton, Virginia.