For a period, Joe Mooney was a well-known jazz accordionist — that is definitely a little field — but he previously an extended and a fairly episodic career. He proceeded to go blind in the first ’20s but by 1926 was playing duets along with his sibling Dan on radio. They documented from 1929-31 because the Sunlight Guys (also because the Melotone Guys); Joe performed piano and both brothers sang while became a member of by some significant jazz all-stars. The siblings remained jointly through 1936 (broadcasting on WLW Radio in Cincinnati). Dan slipped from music, whilst in 1937 Joe became the pianist and arranger for Frank Dailey. He became a member of Pal Rogers in 1938 and was shortly contributing graphs for Paul Whiteman, Vincent Lopez, Larry Clinton and Les Dark brown, plus vocal agreements for the Modernaires. In 1943 he created his personal quartet, playing accordion and acquiring vocals; his group also included clarinet, acoustic guitar and bass. The swing-oriented combo became extremely popular during 1946-49. Following the music group ran its program, Mooney worked like a vocalist using the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, documented with Johnny Smith in 1953, relocated to Florida in 1954 and steadily switched to body organ. Joe Mooney’s Quartet documented for Decca from 1946-47 and he also documented for Carousel (two game titles in 1951), Atlantic (1956) and Columbia (1963-65). Sometimes he would visit NY for television function or even to record, but he mainly worked well in Florida, including at his golf club The Grate Pleasure. He died of the heart stroke in 1975 at age 64.
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