NASHVILLE A-Team bassist Bob Moore dies after 60-year music career.
At the time of his death, the longtime musician was 88 years old.
“He was the heartbeat behind such classics as Patsy Cline’s ‘Crazy’, Sammi Smith’s ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’, Kenny Rogers’ ‘The Gambler’, and hundreds of other game-changing recordings. country music course,” Country Music Hall of Fame and museum CEO Kyle Young said. taste of country.
“He played with Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and so many others, and he helped found Monument Records, where he was a player, producer, arranger and a tube. artist.”
Young added, “Bob Moore’s contributions to American music are incalculable.”
From the 1950s to the 1970s, Moore was one of the leading musicians to use the bass guitar as a country musical instrument and was the first bass player on the A-team of Music Row session musicians.
Moore has performed on over 17,000 documented recording sessions, supporting popular artists such as Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison.
Moore provided rhythmic backing and ideas for an array of classic country hits, including Patsy Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces”, Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry”, Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “King of the Road” by Roger Miller. “Are you alone tonight?” of Elvis Presley.
He has also been part of several musical stages such as a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival and a recording with Arthur Fiedler (Boston Pops Orchestra).
Moore and the other members of the Nashville A-Team were inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2007.
His sons Robert Stevie, Gray and Harry, as well as his daughter Linda Faye, are still with him.
His son Robert Stevie is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who pioneered lo-fi/DIY music.
Linda Faye, Miss Tennessee, was one of the first 10 Miss America and was also a member of the 1980s country-pop girl group Calamity Jane.
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