Marilyn Moore

Born on 16 June 1931, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, into a show business family, Moore began performing at the age of three, singing and dancing in the finale of her family’s vaudeville act. As a teenager, she decided to concentrate on singing and soon turned to jazz, working in clubs in Oklahoma City and Chicago. In 1949 she sang with Woody Herman, then with Charlie Ventura. By the early 50s Moore had settled in New York. She sang with various groups, including those led by Ray McKinley, Boyd Raeburn and Al Cohn, whom she married in 1953. They had two children, Lisa and Joe Cohn (now a leading jazz guitarist), and Moore’s life became focused upon her home and family.

In 1957, however, she was invited to record for Bethlehem and the resulting album 'Moody,' on which she is backed by Cohn, Joe Wilder, Don Abney, Barry Galbraith and other leading jazzmen, attracted a great deal of...

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Marilyn Moore Albums

2 records

Albums featuring Marilyn Moore

1 record