Rita Moss

Rita Moss, whose real name was Loreta L. Waynesboro, was born in Akron, Ohio, on July 4, 1918.
Although she took piano lessons as a child, she was a mostly self-taught multi-instrumentalist
who could play piano, organ and drums. Eventually she became a singer too, with an impressive
4-octave vocal range. She married Herbert Richard Moss on March 15, 1944 in Lawrence, Ohio, and
retained the Moss surname for the duration of her professional career.

Her first real break came in 1949, when she made her debut at New York’s Park Avenue Restaurant,
where public reception led to a stay of over 7 months. Appearances in London, Ontario and Cleveland, Ohio followed, including five repeat performances at Leonard Feather’s concerts. At the end of the year she recorded her first single on Futurama Records, a local label run by Main Stem record store owner Arthur Bangel. Bangel formed Futurama to cut...

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Rita Moss Albums

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