Charles Moore

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Charles Moore hunkers down on either bass or guitar with the best of the best of the New Orleans music scene. He and his brother, the guitarist Deacon John Moore, are good pals of the Neville Brothers,…
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Charles Moore hunkers down on either bass or guitar with the best of the best of the New Orleans music scene. He and his brother, the guitarist Deacon John Moore, are good pals of the Neville Brothers, successful siblings who have in turn utilized the Moore brothers as both instrumental accompanists and songwriting partners. "Sister Rosa," a five-man concoction involving three of the Neville Brothers, Charles Moore, and percussionist Darryl Johnson, is considered something of a favorite on the set list and has shown up on nearly a dozen different releases.

Moore, almost needless to say, is also an associate of legendary producer, bandleader, and songwriter Allen Touissant. With or without this important contact, Moore has managed since the late '80s to secure credits on a pile of sides that by itself would be a fairly respectable showing of R&B from New Orleans, especially if a bowl of red beans and alligator sausage were simmering alongside. Guitar Slim Jr., Rockin' Dopsie, Marva Wright, Larry Hamilton, Sugar Pie DeSanto, and Zigaboo Modeliste have all featured Moore on their recordings, dependably surrounded by rhythm aces such as drummer Bernard "Bunchy" Johnson, pianist George Rossi, and guitarist Leo Nocentelli. Moore should not be confused with several jazz trumpeters from Detroit with the same name or the rap performer Charles "Gator" Moore.