South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...Phil and Don Everly needed no convincing in 1961 when they took "Walk Right Back" up the pop charts, nor does Nanci Griffith 43 years later every time she duets with Curtis on "More Than I Can Say." Most notably, of course, to James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, creators of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Sonny Curtis walks in no man's shadow...."
"...Then, if all goes well, next spring The King and I will be heading out on the road, following in the tire tracks of Elvis in 1955, when he crisscrossed Texas with guitarist Scotty Moore and bass player Bill Black in a succession of Cadillacs, playing municipal auditoriums, high school gyms, and small nightclubs in all corners of the state. In doing her research, Orr was especially interested in this early period, before the national hysteria over Elvis started and it was just the three guys -- the Blue Moon Boys, as they called themselves for a time -- racing over hundreds of miles of asphalt to gigs in backwater little Texas towns..."
"...After their show, we watched Scotty Moore play. That was a treat to hear him play those classic licks he played on those Elvis sides and to ride the shuttle back to the hotel with him..."
"...Between March 1955 and January 1956, a young, rhythm & blues-influenced country singer from Memphis, Tenn., named Elvis Presley played both those venues, plus the Sportcenter and City Coliseum on Barton Springs Road. He made waves across Dixie with a string of hit singles on Sam Phillips' Sun Records label that were then promoted via radio appearances on KWKH's Grand Ole Opry-rivaling Louisiana Hayride, on which the shrieks of teen females rode the driving sounds of Presley, electric guitarist Scotty Moore, and upright bassist Bill Black..."
"...Ready or not, here we go: Tony Bennett, Charlie Musselwhite, Swamp Dogg, Matthew Sweet, Carl Perkins, Jon Langford, the Supersuckers, Jorma Kaukonen, Art Alexakis, Guy Clark, Yo La Tengo, Supergrass, Giant Sand, Syl Johnson, Cows, David Ball, Mary Lou Lord, Amy Rigby, Deborah Harry, Al Anderson, Gigolo Aunts, Mark Eitzel, Dash Rip Rock, 24-7 Spyz, Scotty Moore, and D.J. Fontana...."
"...The documentary interviews many, including Springsteen and Robbie Robertson, plus Tom Petty and Fifties Presley guitarist Scotty Moore in their last interviews. None interrupt the stream of archival footage, their voices providing narration..."
"...Mose Allison, Signe Anderson, Jimmy Bain, Gato Barbieri, Paul Bley, Blowfly, Pierre Boulez, David Bowie, Irma Bule, Phil Chess, Otis Clay, Leonard Cohen, Natalie Cole, Stanley "Buckwheat Zydeco" Dural Jr., Keith Emerson, Billy Faier, Glenn Frey, Juan Gabriel, Arturo Garza, Rudy Van Gelder, Mic Gillette, Henry Gonzalez, Merle Haggard, Bill Ham, Dan Hicks, Kamran Hooshmand, Preston Hubbard, Long John Hunter, Bobby Hutcherson, Mark Hutchins, Sharon Jones, Candy Kane, Paul Kantner, Bap Kennedy, Greg Lake, Joe Ligon, John D. Loudermilk, Lonnie Mack, Neville Marriner, George Martin, George Michael, Pete Mitchell, Scotty Moore, Emilio Navaira, Louis Jay Meyers, John Morthland, Papa Wemba, Billy Paul, Sandy Pearlman, Phife Dawg, Chris Porter, Freddy Powers, Prince, Prince Buster, Paul Ray, Leon Russell, Ralph Stanley, Rod Temperton, Toots Thielemans, Alan Vega, Don Walls, Maurice White, John Winsor, Bernie Worrell, Jim Yanaway..."
"...Oh Death: The 2016 rapture of music greats continued last week with mountain musician Ralph Stanley, Parliament-Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell, and Elvis' lead guitarist Scotty Moore. Meanwhile, Austin mourns locally stationed standouts..."
"...If you were lucky enough to see Evan Johns in the Eighties, you experienced fire and chops – Link Wray meets Scotty Moore. He was a snarling performer, whose salty drawl matched his nasty instrumental twang..."
"...Americana with as much Sterling Morrison as Scotty Moore...."
"..."Basically, we wanted to see if we could create the energy of Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Scotty Moore – the original rock & rollers," Jim Jones told Mojo at the start of the year during an interview in which his Revue was tipped by the magazine as one of the 10 acts to watch in 2010...."
"...Then we did the country half with steel player Pete Drake, who talked Mercury into using Bob Johnston, D.J. Fontana, Scotty Moore, Johnny Gimble, and Pig Robbins on it..."
"..."Pick Up & Move On" -- Destination Sun Studios as our hero comes to his senses. "Go find yourself another fool who'll let you treat him like this," because he's outta there on the heels of those ringing Scotty Moore guitar fills...."
"...Hank the Youngest resembles his Pa-paw to the point of being spooky, his features as sunken and chiseled as Kaw-Liga himself. His high lonesome yowl is as close to both Hank II and Hank the Eldest as we'll ever hear, as evidenced on his covers of Spade Cooley's "Drinking Wine Spo-De-O-Dee" and Hank Sr.'s own tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, "Long Gone Blues." (For those unfamiliar with "wine spo-de-o-dee," it refers to the somewhat vile practice of downing a shot of port wine, followed by a shot of whisky, then chased down the gullet with another shot of port wine.) Jesus Lizardite Duane Denison attacks his Scotty Moore Gibson like Cliff Gallup on psilocybin, while Hank the Youngest updates his grandpap's drinkin' songs for the 21st century, ending the set with the defiantly un-PC "I Wanna Put the Dick Back in Dixie and the Cunt Back in Country." Hank III's attitude and style may not get him very far with the Jimmy Bowen Nashville establishment, but his talent should carry him way beyond that..."
"...The band did their part, no doubt, especially a trumpet man who bore a resemblance to Mark Katz and Al Hirt both, but it's all Setzer's show. With his guitar riding over the top like the surfer in the opening of Hawaii Five-O (the kickoff to their set), he ripped open licks that came more from Joe Pass and Barney Kessel than Carl Perkins and Scotty Moore..."
"...Cotton Mather are at Waterloo the next day at 5pm performing stuff from their new one, Kontiki, while D.J. Fontana and Scotty Moore will be there signing autographs on Monday at 5pm, and Reckless Kelly will perform there at 5pm Wednesday..."
"...Other special SXSW events of note include: The Bottom Line's "In Their Own Words," hosted by Al Kooper and featuring Amy Rigby and the Honeydogs' Adam Levy, and guesting who knows who, but names like Gary Louris, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Kevin Salem, Kim Richey, and Howie Gelb have been thrown around; Travis County Pickin': inspired by a Hightone Records project, this showcase at the Speakeasy, teams guitarists Dave Biller, Brian Hofeldt, Scott Walls, Casper Rawls, Shawn Mencher, and Jim Stringer with several bassists and drummers; and unless Elvis Presley himself shows up, things don't get much more impressive than the all-star jam session set for the Music Hall on the Saturday featuring DJ Fontana, Scotty Moore, and Paul Burlison, along with guests like Los Lobos' David Hidalgo & Cesar Rojas, Joe Ely, Tracy Nelson, and Rocky & Billy Burnette. That show is sort of an advance tie-in to the June release of All the King's Men, a recording that teams former Presley sidemen up with members of the Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick, and many more...."
"...Christina J. Moore, Metamorphoses..."
"...For the urban sophisticate, the old folks of Shamrock might seem like mockable material, not unlike the Michigan yokels skewered throughout Michael Moore's Roger and Me. But here is where "Growin' a Beard" differs -- and flourishes..."
"...James Moore, co-author with Wayne Slater of two biographies of Karl Rove (Bush's Brain and The Architect), is not surprised this landmark belongs to McClellan. He said, "The people that had gone up from Texas, and all the Bush family friends, if you'd have vetted them, the one most likely to write this kind of book would be Scotty." In part, he theorizes, that comes down to his highly political, highly educated background, growing up on the campaign trail..."