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Lattie Moore
and the Allen County Boys
Born:  October 17, 1924
Died:  June 13, 2010
Brown County Jamboree

Lattie Moore came from Allen County, Kentucky and grew up in the tobacco farming area before doing something with his musical talents. His home was about 65 miles from the home of the Grand Ole Opry and that inspired him to take up learning the guitar and later, entering talent contests.

In 1944, his career took him to Indianapolis, Indiana where he did television and radio appearances in the capital city and also worked some of the large jamboree parks in Indiana. They said he also traveled for a time with Cowboy Lash LaRue's Road Show.

When 1951 came around, Lattie had his own show on the Midwest Jamboree in Indianapolis and later was given a chance to go to Hollywood and be in television pictures. But he opted instead to remain in Indianapolis and began to make recordings. His first recording was ""Married Troubles" b/w "It's Good Enough For You". In 1953, he had a bit of a hit with his recording of "Juke Joint Johnnie".

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 24; June 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

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Recordings
 
King
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  5370 A Cajun Doll
  5370 B Mine Again
  5413 A Drunk Again
  5413 B Driving Nails
  5526 A Sundown And Sorrow
  5526 B If The Good Lord's Willing
  5685 A I Told You So
  5685 B Heaven All Around Me
  5723 A Out Of Control
  5723 B Just About Then
  5762 A Honky Tonk Heaven
  5762 B Lonesome Man Blues
 
Starday
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  403 A You Never Looked Sweeter
  403 B Why Did You Lie To Me
  441 A Too Hot To Handle
  441 B Just A-Waitin'


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