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Oscar Moore

Born: December 25, 1912 | Died: 1981    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Oscar Moore

Oscar Moore’s guitar licks are among the most memorable in Americana, though his name may not draw knowing nods from the listeners of today.

Moore is perhaps best known for his impeccable contributions to Nat “King” Cole’s version of “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts)” a tune which is among the most standard of great American standards and a staple of the holiday season. The momentous track, recorded in 1946 by the original King Cole Trio, represents a high- water mark in the productive career of the famed bandleader and was one of a select handful of pop hits in the era to feature beautiful jazz-tinged post-Charlie Christian guitar playing....
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