Even if you're a rockabilly fan, you can probably count early female rockabilly singers on one hand. The short list would include Wanda Jackson, Lorrie Collins, and Janis Martin, but the baddest of them all was Sparkle Moore. I gotta admit, I've always had a soft spot for Moore, a time travel crush if you will, particularly because even though she was easy on the eyes, she didn't seem to dame down her act. She was out there to compete with the guys, and she looked kinda butch, with her blond pompadour and guys clothes, especially when you line her up with her female contemporaries. She ran away from home to play music, got signed, toured with Gene Vincent. Drool. When she decided to move to California, she did it with her guitar strapped to a motorcycle. Seriously Sherman, turn on the goddamn Wayback Machine.
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Sparkle Moore - Rock-A-Bop mp3 at Rocky-52.net
Sparkle Moore - Skull and Crossbones mp3 at Rocky-52.net
Sparkle Moore - Killer mp3 at Rocky-52.net
Sparkle Moore's Official site
Sparkle Moore at the Iowa Rock & Roll Association's Hall of Fame