Wild Bill Moore


Bottom Groove

  • Release Date: 02 Apr 2002
  • MCD-47098-2

In the summer of 1948, tenor saxophonist Wild Bill Moore scored a hit on the rhythm 'n' blues charts with a kicking number called "We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll," one of the first tunes whose title combined two words--"Rock" and "Roll"--that would define popular music for the rest of the 20th century, and beyond. But Moore (1918-1983) was really an Illinois Jacquet-inspired player whose honking and shouting exhortations met at the junction of R&B and jaz… MORE