Sparkle Moore

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Sparkle Moore
Birth nameBarbara Morgan
Born (1936-11-06) November 6, 1936 (age 82)
OriginOmaha, Nebraska, United States
GenresRockabilly
Years active1956–1957
2010-present
LabelsFraternity
Associated actsDan Belloc, The Dick Noel Singers
Websitewww.sparklemoore.net

Sparkle Moore (born Barbara Morgan on November 6, 1936[1] in Omaha, Nebraska, United States) is an American rockabilly singer but was influential as a pioneer of female rockabilly. Her name was earned because of her similarity to Sparkle, a supporting character in the Dick Tracy comic strip. Sparkle dressed in men's clothing, often including leather, and sported an Elvis-influenced pompadour.[2]

In 1956, she toured with Gene Vincent and was scheduled to perform on the Grand Ole Opry, which was subsequently cancelled due to illness. In 1957, Sparkle retired from music after becoming pregnant to concentrate on raising a family.

In 2010, she released a 22 track cd of home recordings "Spark-A-Billy".

Discography[edit]

Original releases[edit]

  • Fraternity F-751 - November 17, 1956 - "Rock-A-Bop" / "Skull And Cross Bones"
  • Fraternity F-766 - May 1957 - "Killer" / "Tiger"
  • Sparkle Moore - 2010 - "Spark-A-Billy"
  • Unissued tracks - "Flower Of My Heart", "Killer" [alt. vers.], "Tiger" [alt. vers.]

Compilation reissues[edit]

  • Ace CDCHD 1016 (CD) : Good Girls Gone Bad (Wild, Weird, And Wanted)
  • Ace CDCHD 316 (CD) : All American Rock 'N' Roll From Fraternity Records
  • Ace CDCHD 815 (CD) : Them Rockabilly Cats
  • Ace CDCHD 822 (CD) : All American Rock 'N' Roll: The Fraternity Story, Vol. 2
  • Crown 56- 200 (LP) : Rock, Rock, Rock, Vol. 2
  • Eagle EA-R 90207 (CD) : Cool Off Baby
  • Folkline 274- 162 (CD) : Rockabilly Kittens, Vol. 2
  • Pompadour DA 002 (10-in. LP) : Man's Ruin: Skin-Tone Rock 'N' Roll
  • Rounder 1031 (LP) : Wild, Wild Young Women
  • Supersonic LP-FV 1172 (LP) : Hot Boppin' Girls, Vol. 4
  • Unlimited Prod. ULP 1006 (LP) : Let's Have A Ball

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.sparklemoore.net
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Sparkle Moore: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 April 2011.