Scotty Moore, The Guitar That Changed The World(1964)
I bought this as a $10 CD right around the time that I sorta finally clicked with Elvis – I mean, I’d grown up with a lot of the music but it hadn’t been much more than a cartoon to me. Suddenly, a bit later in life, out to university and away from my mum’s mild obsession with Elvis Presley and my dad’s denial of his talent, I started hearing what I wanted to hear in the music. And this CD helped – understanding Scotty Moore’s contribution; hearing it, taking it in – that tone. Love it. Still love it. And this album – Scotty’s tribute to those earlier tracks and to his parts, particularly – has long been a favourite. Was pretty thrilled to find it on vinyl recently.
Sample Track: Mystery Train
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