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Interview with Scotty Moore : Meeting Elvis : The Sun Sessions : '68 Comeback Special


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January 1, 2016 - 11:45:00 AM
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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 number called 'That's All Right, Mama' It turned out to be Elvis' 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' 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. 'Everyone else wanted to be Elvis: I wanted to be Scotty'. (Keith Richards).

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NOW -- View three video interviews with Scotty Moore. Scotty talks about meeting Elvis, about The Sun Sessions, where Scotty says that it was Bill Black that came up with the flip side for what would be their first record. It was their rendition of the bluegrass standard 'Blue Moon of Kentucky', made famous by Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys. And in a third interview Scotty talks about The 68 Comeback Special.

Elvis Presley Video Video: Interview with Scotty Moore (03:58)

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Elvis Presley Video Scotty Moore Talks About The Sun Sessions (03:50)

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Elvis Presley Video Scotty Moore Talks About Elvis Presleys Influences (02:38)

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