The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
From the Family of Scotty Moore
In 1954 Scotty Moore formed the country band The Starlite Wranglers with Bill Black. The band began working at Sun Studios with Sam Phillips and in July of that year, they recorded “That’s All Right” with Elvis, beginning a relationship that would catapult Elvis to stardom. Offered are a promotional black-and-white photo of Elvis, Scotty and Bill measuring 8 by 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm) and of Scotty and Bill that measures 10 1/4 by 8 inches (26.03 x 20.32 cm) with “SUN Records 706 Union Ave., Memphis, Tenn.” printed at the lower right margin. The photos come with an original record and sleeve for The First Years special limited edition release with the same image of Elvis, Scotty and Bill on the cover. This record chronicles the appearance of Elvis with his backup musicians, Scotty and Bill, at the Grand Prize Jamboree at Eagles Hall in Houston on March 19, 1955. Side 1 is titled “Scotty Moore Tells The Story,” with tracks like “First Meeting,” “Discovery of Elvis by Sam Phillips,” “The First Recording Session,” etc. while the second side contains a live broadcast from Cook’s Hoedown Club in Houston, Texas in early 1955. The record sleeve measures 12 1/4 by 12 1/2 inches (31.11 x 31.75 cm). This early collection also comes with an envelope from Independent Producers Corporation in Nashville that has handwritten “Elvis, Scotty and Bill / ‘The First Year’” on the front and contains a folded note that reads in blue ink, “11 1/2 min. total Original Tape incl. talking and music. Pay Bobbi $100.00 per picture (return pictures).” This early collection emanates directly from the family of Scotty Moore and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The collection is in excellent condition, with discoloration to the envelope.