When Elvis Presley first showed up at Sam Phillips's Memphis-based Sun Records studio, he was a shy teenager in search of a sound. Phillips invited a local guitarist named Scotty Moore to stand in. Scotty listened carefully to the young singer and immediately realized that Elvis had something special. Along with bass player Bill Black, the trio recorded an old blues numberWhen Elvis Presley first showed up at Sam Phillips's Memphis-based Sun Records studio, he was a shy teenager in search of a sound. Phillips invited a local guitarist named Scotty Moore to stand in. Scotty listened carefully to the young singer and immediately realized that Elvis had something special. Along with bass player Bill Black, the trio recorded an old blues number called "That's All Right, Mama." It turned out to be Elvis's first single and the defining record of his early style, with a trilling guitar hook that swirled country and blues together and minted a sound with unforgettable appeal. Its success launched a whirlwind of touring, radio appearances, and Elvis's first break into movies. Scotty was there every step of the way as both guitarist and manager, until Elvis's new manager, Colonel Tom Parker, pushed him out. Scotty and Elvis would not perform together again until the classic 1968 "comeback" television special. Scotty never saw Elvis after that.With both Bill Black and Elvis gone, Scotty Moore is the only one left to tell the story of how Elvis and Scotty transformed popular music and how Scotty created the sound that became a prototype for so many rock guitarists to follow. Thoroughly updated, this edition delivers guitarist Scotty Moore's story as never before...
|Title||:||Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train|
|Number of Pages||:||279 Pages|
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Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train Reviews
A great account of one of the founding fathers of modern American music. Full of interesting details about the music business. Scott's & Bill Black didn't make much money for all their efforts but Moore's perspective sounds fair - he never blamed Elvis. The story of the music business is full of sharks but Scotty Moore stands out as a gentleman. Massively influential as a guitarist but also the rock that many others built on.
I really enjoyed this book. Scotty Moore was a huge part of Elvis Presley's rise to fame. He is a loyal friend who revealed many challenges in his relationship and musical association with Elvis without smearing or exploiting him. Scotty's story is interesting and amazing. This one's been added to my favorite Elvis related biographies list.
Absolutely loved this book ! Couldn't put it down ! One of those books you hate when you get to last page ,just want it to go on and on ! Thanks ,Scotty !! You are one of the true pioneers of rock music and class !