Also from the Bob Corritore blues note, the unfortunate passing of Rudy Ray Moore. I remember watching his hilarious movies like Dolemite! However, Moore was also a singer, and one of the first contemporary rappers. If you ever watched a Rudy Ray Moore film, he always talked in rhyme and he had plenty of lovely ladies to look at!
Here is what Bob wrote
- RIP Rudy Ray Moore 3/17/27-10/19/08: Rudy Ray Moore, also known as Dolemite, The Disco Godfather, Petey Wheatstraw, and The Human Tornado, passed away on October 19, 2008. He was 81. Best known as being a XXX-comedian, a blaxsploitation film star, and a precursor of rap, Rudy got his start as a blues recording artist, and made a number of great R&B recordings during the 50s and 60s, which would later be reissued on a wonderful collection on the Norton record label. Though Rudy is hard to classify, he always had one foot in the blues, and his beautiful, brash personality will be deeply missed.