"Whistlin'" Alex(ander) Moore, Sr.

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth: November 22, 1899    Dallas, TX

Date of Death:  January 20, 1989    Dallas, TX

Place of Burial:  Lincoln Memorial Cemetery

                         1311 Murdock Road

                         Dallas, TX 75217

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Block 8, Lot 40, Space 6

                           32° 41' 35" N / 96° 41' 1" W


From North Dallas to the East Side, Arhoolie Records (CD 408)

In Europe, Arhoolie Records (1048)

Complete Recorded Works 1929-1951 In Chronological Order, Document Records (DOCD-5178)

American Folk Blues Festival '69, Bellaphon (CDLR 42071)

Giants of Texas Country Blues Piano, Wolf Records (120.629 CD)

Texas Piano Blues (1929-1948), da music (CD 3509-2)


Barkley, Ron et al. The Handbook of Texas Music. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2003.

Barlow, William. Looking Up At Down: The Emergence of Blues Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989.


Bogdanov, Vladimir et al. (Ed.). All Music Guide to The Blues. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003, 3rd Edition.


Charters, Samuel. “Arhoolie Marches On,” Record Research, Issue 48, January 1963, p. 7.

https://archive.org/stream/RecordResearchMagazine/48#page/n0/mode/2up. Accessed June 18, 2017.


Clayton, Lawrence and Joe W. Specht. The Roots of Texas Music. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003.


Cohn, Lawrence. Nothing But the Blues. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.


Cushing, Steve. Blues Before Sunrise: The Radio Interviews. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.


Felps, Paula. Lone Stars and Legends: The Story of Texas Music. Plano: Republic of Texas Press, 2001.


Govenar, Alan. Meeting the Blues – The Rise of the Texas Sound. New York: Da Capo Press, 1995.

______. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.


Groom, Bob. The Blues Revival. London: Studio Vista Limited, 1971.

Harris, Sheldon. Blues Who’s Who. New York: Da Capo Press, 1979.


Herzhaft, Gérard. Encyclopedia of the Blues (Second Edition). Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997.

Koster, Rick. Texas Music. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.

Litweiler, John. Ornette Coleman: A Harmolodic Life. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1992.

Minutaglio, Bill. In Search Of The Blues. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.

Oliver. Barrelhouse Blues. Philadelphia: BasicCivitas Books, 2009.

______. The Story of The Blues. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.

______. Broadcasting the Blues. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Sallis, James. The Guitarists. New York: William Morris & Co., 1982.

Silvester, Peter J. The Story of Boogie-Woogie: A Left Hand Like God. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009.

Uzzel, Robert L. Blind Lemon Jefferson. Fort Worth: Eakin Press, 2002.

Wolfe, Charles and Kip Lornell. The Life and Legend of Leadbelly. New York: Harper Perennial, 1994.


“Texas Music Source: Our guide to eighty years of Texas Music,” Texas Monthly, December 31, 1969.

http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/texas-music-source/. Accessed July 19, 2017.

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