Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley and Bill
Black in Memphis - Sept. 9, 1954
Photo © O.
In this interview Scotty is recorded talking about the very early days
of meeting Elvis, recording and touring with the Blue Moon Boys. The following audio files are in MP3
and Windows Media Audio 8 (WMA) format to
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Q: Scotty, How did you start out playing with Elvis, where did
you first meet him?
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Q: What was he like when you first saw him, how was he dressed?
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Q: What were you and Bill Black doing musically before the gig with
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Q: What kind of jobs were you guys doing during the day, before you
started doing it fulltime?
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Q: Had Elvis done any recording before he recorded with you?
Q: How long did it take after the first meeting before you met up
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Q: What was the first song you recorded together and how did you
know which ones to do?
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Q: "That's Alright, Mama" was the song that pretty much
changed history, how did you decide to pick that one?
Q: When and what was next? How did you decide what to follow
up "That's Alright, Mama" with?
Q: When you cut that first record you and Bill were still with
Starlite Wranglers. How did Elvis fit in with that and where did he
Q: When you started touring as the Blue Moon Boys where did you
Q: How did you start getting dates outside of Memphis, who did the
Q: Elvis at that time was still pretty new to performing, compared
to you and Bill. What were those first shows like?
Q: When and where were most of the venues you played early on?
Q: You played a lot around Louisiana and Texas, why that area so
Scotty with Bill Black's children and Bobbie's 53 Chevy
Photo © Scotty Moore
Q :How did you guys get around to all these gigs?
Bill Black, Jimmie Rodgers Snow and Elvis parade in Meridian, MS
- May 26, 1955
Photo courtesy Jimmie Rodgers Snow
Q: What happened to that Pink Cadillac?
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Elvis' first Cadillac burned - June 5, 1955
Photo by Shirley Searcy Delgado
Q: What happened when you played at the Grand Ol'
Q: How did playing at the Hayride compare to the Opry?