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Scotty And Elvis Aboard The Mystery Train

October 26, 2012 | Book

Out in July 2013 is the newly revised & updated release of 1997's 'That's Alright Elvis' now called "Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train" by Scotty Moore and James L. Dickerson. No cover image yet available.


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 triorecorded an old blues number called "That's All Right, Mama." It turned out to be Elvis's 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. Scotty was there every step of the way as both guitarist and manager, until Col 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. Thoroughly updated, this edition delivers guitarist Scotty Moore's story as never before.

ISBN: 1617038180: 304 pages Out July 2013.

Source:Elvis Information Network
I am Buffalo-Horn! wrote on October 27, 2012
In 1993 Scotty & DJ came to the annual weeklong English EPFC event held every year at Hemsby. There was not one mention of this in the book, so it will be interesting to see if this is remedied in the "Update"
Troubleman wrote on October 29, 2012
I was in Memphis that year for the 20th Anniversary and had the pleasure of meeting Scotty Moore. I had the book signed by him, and it is quite an enjoyable read. TCB
Jerome wrote on October 31, 2012
Hopefully there will be so words on Bouke as well..
marco31768 wrote on November 07, 2012
Another boring comment of Jerome...