The Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Gatemouth Moore is on the west side of Highway 49 in Yazoo City, Mississippi.
The GPS location of this marker is: N 32º 51.257’ W 90º 23.495’
This marker reads:
“GATEMOUTH MOORE – Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore was one of America’s most popular blues singers in the 1940s before becoming a renowned religious leader, radio announcer and gospel singer. He served as pastor of several churches in Mississippi and Louisiana, including the Bethel A.M.E. Church and Lintonia A.M.E. Church in Yazoo City. Moore, who was born n Topeka, Kansas, on November 8, 1913, spent much of his career in Memphis, Kansas City, and Chicago. He died in Yazoo City on May 19, 2004.”
Here are some videos of interviews with Gatemouth Moore:
This one also features B.B. King and Rufus Thomas Jr.
This video is of Gatemouth Moore performing on Beale Street in Memphis, circa 1996.
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