Chicago blues pianist Aaron Moore dies at 95

 

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Aaron More was a formidable blues and boogie-woogie piano player who grew up on a Mississippi plantation and forged his musical career in Chicago, died Nov. 27 of cancer at Rush University Medical Center at age 95, according to his wife, Katie Moore.

Though Aaron Moore was considered a virtuoso pianist and a mighty vocalist by blues connoisseurs, he didn’t attain the global fame of the musicians he often backed, such as Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. In part, this was because Moore worked a day job for the City of Chicago for 36 years, playing music on the side

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