Bob Moore was proud when he accepted a prestige position working the Ozark Jubilee with Red Foley at in 1952. But being on the road wasn’t easy even for the ambitious Mr. Moore. Working simultaneously with Mr. Red Foley in another state and with Marty Robbins in Nashville was an exhausting work commitment. (It was necessary that Marty Robbins and Red Foley carefully re-arranged their performance schedules in order to use Bob and other band members who worked for both artists)

"I remember commuting a thousand miles every week for two years when I was working with Red Foley in Springfield, Missouri, and with Marty Robbins in Nashville," he recalls,"and that was before freeways when you had to drive two lane roads all the way."

The 1950’s were magic years: During this time, Owen Bradley was a moving force in the Nashville record business. He was gearing up and building a studio. When Bradley joined Decca Records, Moore's big break came. Among musicians, he was first call and played on records with Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Chet Atkins, Rex Allen, Ernest Tubb, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Eddie Arnold, Bobby Darin, Floyd Tillman, Faron Young, Web Pierce, Lefty Frizzell, Connie Francis, Bobby Helms and many lesser known artists who are now considered, among the young audience, to be "rockabilly" treasures. These include artists such as Johnny Burnette, Ronnie Hawkins, Johnny Carroll, Johnny Horton, Ronnie Self, Warren Smith and many more.

Studio Workbook 1

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His association with Bradley, whom Moore remembers as "one of the best record producers I ever worked with," helped to develop Moore's subtle style. "No matter how good a musician you are technically, what really matters boils down to your taste in playing. A lot of guys can play a hundred notes a second; some can play one note and it makes a lot better record. It comes with age, experience, being willing to learn". Besides good taste, Moore is known for his ability to "lead" a singer or other musicians through a song with his choice of notes by giving them a firm foundation they can depend on. His dependability, his rock solid beat, his impeccable timing, and his ability to work well with other musicians were the keys to his success in the recording studio. He served as session leader on most of his record dates.


26 NOV 2007


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Musicians Hall of Fame amd Museum

.First Annual Induction Ceremony held by the Musicians Hall of Fame to be held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall on November 26, 2007. Inductees include The NASHVILLE A-TEAM, (Bob Moore, Buddy Harman, Hank Garland, Pig Robbins, Grady Martin, Ray Edenton, Boots, etc.) The Memphis Boys (Reggie Young, Bobby Wood, Gene Chrisman etc.) The BLUE MOON BOYS (Scotty Moore & DJ Fontana) The Los Angeles Wrecking Crew, The Funk Brothers. Program includes live appearences by Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Peter Frampton and many MANY others. (Yes, Garth Brooks will be performing Live and in Person) This is a once in a lifetime, NOT-TO-BE-MISSED event! Tickets $50 are available at: contents copyright © by Bob L Moore
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