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Tuesday 8th October 2013

Black folk singer Jerry Moore remembered with CD re-issue

AN AFRICAN American folk singer discovered during the height of the Greenwich Village folk scene, Jerry Moore, has had his long forgotten album 'Life Is A Constant Journey Home' re-issued by ESP-Disk. Read a review in Record Collector magazine, "Moore's bag is slightly reminiscent of Tim Hardin and Fred Neil, with a dash of Tim Buckley when he wants to send his plaintive vocal into overdrive. A civil rights activist at a time when revolution was in the air, Moore's concerns are all over 'Winds Of Change' and 'The Ballad Of Birmingham', which addresses the Ku Klux Klan's bombing of a Baptist church in Alabama." Having released the album Moore became a preacher and never released another recording. CR

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