Tappahannock in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
William Moore Tidewater Musician
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number N-37.)
Location. 37° 55.808′ N, 76° 51.738′ W. Marker is in Tappahannock, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on US 17 just south of Parker Place, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ritchie's Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Essex County Confederate Monument British Raid on Tappahannock / The War of 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Tappahannock (approx. ¼ mile away); Enduring Records (approx. 0.3 miles away); Toppahanock Indian Village (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hutchinson Tract (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pollinators (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappahannock.
Also see . . . The Barber Bluesman of the Rappahannock. On this page you can see photographs of Bill Moore and listen to the three tunes, and others, mentioned on this marker. Excerpt: “With a solid repertoire of ragtime dance tunes, Moore was no doubt popular in the Tidewater towns and countryside near his home, playing fish fries, dances, schools, and house parties. His ‘Barbershop Rag’ testifies to both his fine playing and his profession. Audiences would have also appreciated his harder blues, like ‘Midnight Blues.’ There were minstrel numbers, like ‘Tillie Lee’ and novelty songs like ‘Ragtime Millionaire,’ which was derived from two 1900 songs by black composer and entertainer (Submitted on July 27, 2014.)
Additional keywords. East Coast Blues
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on July 27, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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