-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-

Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Stealing an Idea for a Post from Morongobill

A friend and fellow blogger Morongobill, aka Bill of Morongobill's Back Porch, has posted several music videos of artists he admires and I have to admit great guitar players. I was very surprised when I watched the latest of Prince, who I didn't even know played guitar, considering him just an efete performer based on I guess news or  whatever, never having watched or wanted to watch him perform. The man is a good guitar player.
Anyway, in stealing the idea, I'm going to post videos of guitar players I admire, and for the first I'm going back to the beginning of rock, when it was still rock n roll or rockabilly. Hope you like it, and, for any younger readers, learn how good what came before was...

Elvis Scotty and Bill and on the right at Sun with Sam Phillips
 Scotty Moore was one of the original trio of Elvis, Scotty and Bill. That is Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, and Bill Black, who got together at Sun Studios in Memphis in 1954 or 1955.

Unfortunately there was no such thing as a video, at least the way we know it now in the fifties or sixties or seventies and eighties for that matter. But I did find a couple videos of early TV appearences that show Scotty performing with Elvis and Bill Black slapping the heck out of his bass.

This one is Elvis, Scotty and Bill doing Heartbreak Hotel
Here Elvis, Scotty and Bill do Tutti Frutti

Moving to now, Scotty is older but still playing, playing up a storm, and there are videos of him with other artists.

Scotty Moore with Eric Clapton doing Mystery Train

Scotty Moore and Eric Clapton doing That's Alright Mama

I hope you enjoy listening to one of the first Rock n Roll lead guitar players.

Lee Murray

1 comment:

  1. Great post Lee, feel free to crib my ideas anytime.

    What I noticed most is how Scotty has no wasted effort in his playing, sitting or standing he is very calm, doesn't detract from his frontman whether that be Elvis or Eric, as the Emperor said to Mozart in Amadeus, just the right amount of notes, not too many, and not too few.

    Truly deserving of his very high ranking in the Rolling Stone magazine Top 100 guitar players of all time.