Legends of Music

The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl

BzimkKTCMAAVO07The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl is one of the Fab Four recordings. This album has been out of print for almost 30 years and now a new release of the album has been announced with four new tracks which were not released when the album was first announced. This is now being billed as a completely new release as these four live tracks have never been released before.

Apparently, Capitol Studios have discovered few three-track tapes in US archives. They also claim that they are the better versions than the ones in London. George’s son, Giles Martin has overseen the album and he says that the technology has improves very much since his father’s time and that the clarity has been improved in the album. He also said that that the excitement is much greater.

Even though they say that the album is entirely new, they are not. The songs are improved in quality and are sold. Each time The Beatle’s album is remastered or reissued, they rise up the charts. The reason for keeping this album unreleased for decades seems like an attempt to increase the crowd’s appetite for the band. All in all, The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl is a good album.

Scotty Moore- First Rock Guitarist

MooreScotty Moore was Elvis Presley’s guitarist. Keith Richards once expressed that he wanted to be Scotty Moore after he heard Heartbreak Hotel. He also said that when the entire world wanted to be Elvis, he wanted to be a Scotty. Scotty Moore, guitarist for Elvis Presley passed away on June 28th, 2016 in Nashville. He was 84 years old. Even though he occasionally performed solos, he was not very well recognized among artists like Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen and Richards. However, Scotty Moore had a great role in transforming a guitarist’s role as much as Elvis shaped the Rock’ n Roll of the generation. Scotty Moore, through his style, has changed the role of guitarist in a band.

Scotty Moore was From Gadsden, a town in Tennessee. He moved from Tennessee to Memphis in the early years of 1950s with Bill Black- a bassist, both of who were then in Doug Poindexter’s Starlite Wranglers. The band later cut records with Sun Studio where Moore had the opportunity to meet and befriend Sam Phillip, who was Sun’s owner. This meeting with Sam Philip led to Moore meeting Presley, who was then a very young singer. Both Moore and Black were invited and then the first song was recorded when Presley got bored and started performing That’s Alright by Arthur Crudup and Moore and Black joining him.

Initial performances of Moore showed his ingenuity and a touch of his hillbilly flavor. However, after he started recording for Presley, his style started to change as his work was more of filling the holes in the performance with countries, blues and other different mixes. It was thorough this, the Country-blues rockabilly emerged. There was a magic in Moore’s music, the way he played and the movement of his fingers. But Moore always said that he was simple filling in the holes.