William Moore Tidewater Musician

William Moore Tidewater Musician (HM4KA)

Location: Tappahannock, VA 22560 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 55.807', W 76° 52.341'

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William "Bill" Moore was born in Georgia in 1893. Nearby stood his home and barbershop. Paramount recorded Moore in Chicago in 1928 and released eight songs, some of the earliest by an African American folk performer from Virginia. They are still valued and performed by musicians. "Old Country Rock," a dance tune refers to the Rappahannock River and the town of Tappahannock, while "Barbershop Rag" testifies to his fine ragtime guitar style and his profession. Moore also performed blues for his customers and dance audiences as well as popular songs such as "Ragtime Millionaire." He died in Fauquier County in 1951 and is buried in the Warrenton Cemetery.
HM NumberHM4KA
Marker NumberN 37
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 335449 N 4199714
Decimal Degrees37.93011667, -76.87235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 55.807', W 76° 52.341'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 55' 48.42" N, 76° 52' 20.46" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-75 Davis St, Tappahannock VA 22560, US
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