:: Your Good Time Party Awaits ::
Being a child of the 60s, my fondest summer memories are from those years. Summer meant sunshine, warmth, and the backyard pool. If I had been an adult during those years, I would have liked to have been Bob Moore. By the looks of this cover shot, he dug summer for many of the same reasons, but from an adult perspective. In other words, life was a "Good Time Party" with a bevy of babes by the pool.
It wasn't all a party for Bob Moore, but the good times were many. One might assume he was a but a cheesy orchestra leader, but you'd be wrong. Dead wrong. Bob Moore is one of the most legendary studio cats in Nashville history. A bassist as well as an arranger and big band leader, it's been said that he played on more sessions than any other studio musician who has ever lived. Period.
A few records to his credit: Crazy by Patsy Cline, El Paso by Marty Robbins, Only The Lonely by Roy Orbison, The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkle, Return to Sender by Elvis Presley, Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette and White Lightning by George Jones. In all, there are over 17,000 session logs with his name etched in.
Bob Moore also happened to father a child named R. Stevie Moore
In the late '50s, Bob Moore co-founded Monument Records (which had huge success with Roy Orbison), issuing "Mexico" by Bob Moore and his Orchestra in 1961. The song was a big hit in Germany (ironically?). Moore sold his interest in Monument in the mid-'60s and issued this album on Acuff-Rose's Hickory Records in 1967. I wish I had owned this record when it first came out because it would have made a great soundtrack to my backyard pool activities during that summer. Not exactly a country record, I hear elements of the Tijuana Brass and goofy sitcom and game show themes of the day. It all adds up to a good time, alrighty.
Screw the bummer that was the Summer of Love. Put this record on and remember 1967 as the year of the Good Time Party!