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About Jr. Moore

Mother played piano in church and Dad played banjo and mandolin. Since the age of 7 Jr. always wanted to play guitar. He even made his own guitar out of screen wire and a cigar box. Jr. is the only son and he has 6 sisters who had their own gospel group called the Moore Sisters. At first, Jr. started playing guitar for Jesse Polk out of Victoria, TX. In the early 50's, he started playing with Big Walter Price and recorded many songs including "Pack Fair & Square." Also playing with Jr. was his friend Spot Barnett. In 1954, Big Walter left the band and Spot and Jr. just picked up Danny White to play organ and just kept playing under the name Jr. Moore and the Bopsters. They played all over South Texas. He played a lot in San Antonio clubs such as the Ebony Lounge and the Eastwood Country Club. Jr. never did big tours. He stayed at home, drove a truck and raised his kids. Nowadays he still plays around a bit with his friend, Spot, and sometimes with his niece, Beverly Houston. You can see him the first and third Sundays at Harris Chapel United Methodist Church in Nixon, TX.

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Texas Southside Kings

Various Artists

Texas Southside Kings