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Bob Moore

February 23, 1996 OHC199 82 min.


Bass Player. Born November 30, 1932. Prominent Nashville studio musician. Career most active 1950s-1970s. Played on several high profile recordings, including Marty Robbins’s “El Paso,” Roger Miller’s “King of the Road,” Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now or Never.” and Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.”

Interview Summary

1996 February 23
(1 hour, 22 minutes)
Nashville session musician Bob Moore recalls highlights from his successful career. Discussion includes the start of his music career; the development of his career as a studio musician; a description of the Elvis Presley sessions during the early 1960s; memories of artists he recorded with, including Jim Reeves, the Browns, Don Gibson, and Roy Orbison; working with RCA engineer Bill Porter; working with Owen Bradley; and his analysis of RCA Studio B and its role in the development of Nashville as a music center.

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