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Moon MULLICAN " St. Louis Blues " !!!

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Uploaded on Oct 5, 2009

RARE OLDIES VIDEO WITH MR MOON MULLICAN !!! Aubrey Wilson Mullican (March 29, 1909 January 1, 1967), known as Moon Mullican, was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and pianist. However, he also sang and played jazz, rock 'n' roll and the blues. Indeed, Mullican was one of the main influences on the formation of rock 'n' roll; he predated what would be done in rock 'n' roll by 20 years. He was associated with the hillbilly boogie style which greatly influenced rockabilly; Jerry Lee Lewis cited him as a major influence on his own singing and piano playing. 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. Moon was born to Oscar Luther Mullican (18761961) and his first wife, Virginia (18801915), near Corrigan, Polk County, Texas. They were a farming family of Scottish, Irish and Eastern European descent. Moon was a descendant of the Mullikins of Maryland. His Scots-Irish immigrant ancestor, James Mullikin, was born in Scotland, arriving in Maryland in 16301640 via Northern Ireland. His paternal grandfather was Pvt. Wilson G. Mullican, who fought with the 6th Mississippi Infantry, CSA, at the Battle of Shiloh. Moon's parents, stepmother and grandparents are all buried in Stryker Cemetery, Polk County, Texas. Mullican's mother died when he was six years old. His father soon married Callie. As a child, Mullican began playing the organ, which his religious father had purchased in order to better sing hymns at church. However, Moon had befriended one of the black sharecroppers on the farm, a guitarist named Joe Jones, who introduced him to the country blues. His religious family did not always approve, and he was torn between religion and secular music. After making his mark as a local piano player, he left home at 16, and headed to Houston, where he began playing piano and singing in local clubs. His career choice was to be a singer or a preacher, and he chose the former.
You can watch all my rare oldies soundies on : http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vb... or http://www.myspace.com/swingcocktail ! Many thanks , NICKY .

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