Happy Summer!

:: 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 who was at one time a DJ on beloved New Jersey radio station WFMU and has since made a name for himself by issuing numerous Compact Cassettes of his home recordings every year for the last 30 years or so. Considered by some the father of DIY and Lo-Fi, R. Stevie took a decidedly different path than his father, but he is certainly no less obsessed with the making of music.

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!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 8:35:00 AM

amazing coincidence! just built this as a father's day gift:


Wednesday, June 20, 2007 8:36:00 AM

quote: (( ...it's been said that he played on more sessions than any other studio musician who has ever lived. Period. ))

Great record by Bob. Great site. Love your work. Addicted to it almost.

But...the one with the most studio sessions EVER is percussionist Paulinho da Costa.

Just wanted to let you know!

All the best
Svante / Sweden    

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 9:02:00 AM


and don't miss Bob's first Hickory album!


Here's my BOB MOORE website, dig in:


Thanks Mike for posting this entry. Awareness is crucial!

The Prodigal Son
Bloomfield NJ USA

Thursday, June 21, 2007 2:50:00 AM

Mexico big hit in Germany. True. But ironically? No!

Check this out:

Saturday, May 03, 2008 6:34:00 PM

cajnik, Bob Moore's 'Mexico' was a number one hit in Germany.


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