Guitarist Scotty Moore dies
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
– Scotty Moore, the guitarist behind Elvis Presley, died Tuesday at 84.
Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III was born Dec. 27, 1931
Moore backed Presley in the first part of his career, starting in 1954 through the beginning of Presley's Hollywood years. Moore was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
Moore was born near Gadsden, Tenn. He learned the guitar from family and friends at eight. Sam Phillips at Sun Records put him together with Presley.Moore played lead guitar and with Bill Black on double bass. They played on the first Presley hit, the Sun Studios session cut of "That's All Right." At the same time, they cut Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky," which became the flip-side single.
Presley, Black and Moore then formed the Blue Moon Boys. In 1954, the Blue Moon Boys toured and later made appearances in Presley television shows and motion pictures. More also played on Presley hits "Good Rockin' Tonight", "Milk Cow Blues Boogie,""Baby Let's Play House," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Mystery Train," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog", "Too Much", "Jailhouse Rock" and "Hard Headed Woman."
In 1964, Moore released a solo album on Epic Records,"The Guitar That Changed the World."
More news for Elvis Presley
CD reviews for Elvis Presley
Good Rockin' Tonight: The Evolution Of Elvis Presley - The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives
This is the third official go round for the live '50's recordings lovingly compiled in Good Rockin' Tonight, but that makes them no less worthwhile. Narrator Frank Page saw the whole Elvis Presley phenomena take shape from the wings of the hallowed Louisiana Hayride and his comments provide valuable context concerning the young rocker's still-developing style.
Naturally the chief attraction is the Memphis Flash himself burning through the Sun-era gems "That's All Right Mama," "Blue Moon Of »»»
That's The Way It Is - Special Edition
Culled from sessions, Las Vegas concerts and rehearsals for the 1970 documentary "That's The Way It Is" captures the 35-year-old Elvis Presley still glowing from the resurrection of his 1968 comeback special and a fresh string of hits.
Like many Sun Records alumni, Presley strongly related to the gospel elements that bled from soul into mainstream pop during the previous decade. Resultantly, his stage-show featured gospel back-up singers and hyped-up spiritual arrangements on an »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton places trust in power of song
Chris Stapleton's unlikely mainstream country popularity has graduated the scruffy singer/songwriter from large theaters to the hockey stadiums, and one had to wonder how much this audience growth would affect his performing style. If tonight is any indicator, though, it hasn't changed much.
His wife Morgane was absent, as she's home... »»»
Concert Review: It's no wonder that 10 String Symphony stays busy
To say that Rachel Baiman has been busy might be an understatement. Last year, she released the very fine "Shame" CD and toured behind that. Just last month, she and musical collaborator Christian Sedelmyer put out their third album, "Generation Frustration," under the moniker 10 String Symphony.
The two were on an ultra-short tour... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
Folk Soul Revival
Folk Soul Revival has built a reputation for wild energetic live shows. This recording proves they can do well in the studio environment too. The band now makes their home in Bristol, Tenn., the birthplace of country. Make no mistake, FSR has already arrived, but they've had to deal with shifting personnel. »»»
Wild! Wild! Wild!
Throughout her five-decade-plus career, Linda Gail Lewis, younger sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, has shone brightest when collaborating with other artists, whether it be her brother, Van Morrison or her daughter »»»
Shooter Jennings is the latest to link to Dave Cobb for production on the simply titled "Shooter." As one of today's leading outlaw country voices, Jennings is adept at marrying traditional country with fierce rock n' roll. »»»