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.;