Debby Moore

Emmaline Maultsby was born in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1925, and by age 17 with a head full of song and aspiration, she decided to travel to New York in hopes of becoming a singer. Hitting the Big Apple with obvious talent, she was able to have some success in the clubs, and went on to perform with the bands of Earl Hines, and Count Basie. This experience would explain her distinctive sense of jazz voicing and impeccable timing in her phrasing. Her stage name of Debby Moore was bestowed upon her by none other than Louis Armstrong, who befriended her after appearing on the same bill. With exposure came opportunities which led to a tour of Japan, and a recording contract.

After an initial record that fizzled, in 1959 the determined Debby Moore began to assemble a repertoire of standards, write her own songs, and under the tutelage of arranger Don Donaldson, went into the studio to...

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Debby Moore Albums

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