BartCop Entertainment Archives - Wednesday, 29 June, 2016


29 June, 2016

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M Is FOR MASHUP - June 29th, 2016

Mashups You Can't Get Already!

By DJ Useo

I always sign up to get notices when people I "follow" post new mashups. I have a huge appetite daily for bootleg mixes, & I can easily listen while I work on art projects. I've found I actually focus better on working when music is playing. Thus, I often get to hear tracks right after they've posted. By the time they get cease & desisted later in the day, I've already had plenty of time to enjoy repeat plays of the mp3.

Even though you won't be able to hear them, here's six nifty mashups to demonstrate what gets removed immediately. All the mashup hosts have that little link button to click in case of copyright infringement, ( Even though we post legally under "common creation" law ) & people click it for all kinds of reasons. One time I got ninety "cease & desist" letters in one day. ( !!! ) Let's begin now. -

01 - MArgereen102 - "Gettysburg Wrong Address" ( Abraham Lincoln vs Wolverine )
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02 - iStoleThis - "Ultra Fish Sticks" ( Chollie The Tuner vs Sleepy Joe )
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03 - DJ Appetizer - "Chortle On A Plate" ( Heh Heh Heh vs Ha Ha Ha )
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04 - DJ Bear - "Raising The Mortality Rot" ( The Ranger vs Yo! Gee )
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05 - Mighty Bo Yung - "Kaiju Von Smaiju" ( Khing Khong vs Modzilla )
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05 - Mde Ths At Wrk - "Chewing & Dancing" ( Lunch Bandits vs Supper Wranglers )
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06 - DJ Voter Suppression w/ Gusto - "Placebo Ballots" ( Rodham vs Drumpf )
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Before I go, here's a fine track that actually is still there. ( for now, he typed ominously ) -Happy Cat Disco ( w/ a Panos T video ) - Justin Timberlake vs 1980's ( Can't Stop The 80's )
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I'll catch you next week with some more cool mashups.



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"I am paralysed by furious helplessness": Lucy Mangan on feeling like a stranger in the face of a new Britain (Stylist)
I feel like a stranger in my own land. Which is a shame, now that we have just voted ourselves into isolation.

"Oh yay! It's festival season, and I don't have to go" Lucy Mangan says no to mud, queues, and terrible loos (Stylist)
Ah, festival season is upon us! Music! The sound of summer! Of freedom! Of endless camaraderie, drink, drugs, liberation from the daily grind! And you know the best thing about it? I don't have to go through a single minute of it.

Menachem Butler: Elie Wiesel Visits Disneyland (Tablet)
Twelve years after his liberation from Buchenwald, Elie Wiesel found himself in "the happiest place on earth."

Will Dean:Why America's coffee drinkers can't resist a shot of civil litigation (The Guardian)
Two Californians are suing Starbucks for underfilling their cups - but they're not the first to take US coffee vendors to court …

Willa Paskin: In Its Immensely Satisfying Season Finale, Game of Thrones Became the Show It Has Always Tried Not to Be (Slate)
Game of Thrones, like many of the great dramas of the past two decades, has gotten its power and punch from using its audiences' expectations against them.

Show It Has Always Tried Not to Be (Slate)
Game of Thrones, like many of the great dramas of the past two decades, has gotten its power and punch from using its audiences' expectations against them.

What Does Sansa Stark Really Want? The Game of Thrones Season Finale Offered a Few Clues.(Slate)
In a few short seasons, Sansa Stark (-Lannister Bolton, if you want to be precise) has transformed from one of Game of Thrones' most overshadowed characters to a fan favorite, especially among younger female viewers.

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Which US state produces the most mushrooms?

       Pennsylvania                                                      Source

Pennsylvania is the top-producing mushroom state in the United States, and celebrates September as "Mushroom Month".        Source

mj was first and correct with:
   With major producers at both ends
  And a research facility in the middle, I'm going with Pennsylvania. And there are many tasty wild varieties as well.

Alan J wrote:

Randall replied:

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:

Sandra in Maine said:

Adam answered:
   Chester Co., PA.

Deborah wrote:
   Some time ago the Mushroom Capital of the U.S. was Kennet Square, PA, so I'm sticking to that.
  Just outside Kennet Square is Longwood Gardens, a beautiful place, even in the bleakest part of winter. I'd love to work there.
  Way too hot - 104 degrees, 20% humidity. Yet Weatherunderground told me it felt like 102*. Say whaaaaa?

Marian replied:

Dickie Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
   Why your home state of Pennsylvania is No. 1 in mushroom production. Went to a mushroom farm in Watsonville the 80's to install weighing and packaging equipment. Really impressively stinky place…they were using recycled and sterilized barnyard waste to grow thousands of shrooms at once…have some friends that went hunting for morels in the burn area from the Butte Fire in Amador County…but then there were those fun psilocybin proliferates…the only drug that I miss from my trippy dippy days.

  Looks like we're gonna be over a hunnert till Saturday! Shit!! Hot and sticky can suck my dickie!!

DJ Useo answered:
   I guess California. Might be wrong.
  I always loved eating mushrooms. Then, I read an article claiming mushrooms have maggots in them. How do I know? Since then, I can barely eat condensed mushroom soup! Anyone know the facts? Link me up, please.

BttbBob   responded:

  All the grocers hereabouts in 'The Mitten' stock them...


  However... My fa-vo-rite 'shrooms ever... like these...

  Came from Texas 'roun' San An-tone... an' I picked those beauties by the bagfuls, I'm here to tell ya... Hoo ha... an' they were wonderful beyond description, oh-h-h-h yeah.


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MAM   wrote:
   Pennsylvania ~ Creekside Mushrooms grows its famous Moonlight brand white button mushrooms in Worthington, Armstrong County. The location contains over 150 miles of abandoned limestone tunnels 300 feet below the surface. It is the world's largest single site mushroom growing facility and the only underground mushroom farm in the United States.

  This mine is very close to where I live in Pennsylvania. There is another mine in Boyers where the government stores is important docments.
  Thanks Marty for the birthday wishes! 83 and counting!

Joe S     took the day off.
   Pennsylvania. Who knew, besides Pennsylvanians I mean? I'll tell you one thing, I'll bet Michigan produces the most morels than any other state. There's really no way to tell because they grow wild and the good pickers don't tell anyone how many they got or where they got 'em.

Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

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Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

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Last Night

Saw commercials for christmas tree lights! WTF?

Tonight, Wednesday:

CBS starts the night with a FRESH 'Big Brother', followed by a FRESH 'Criminal Minds', then a FRESH 'American Gothic'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Samuel L. Jackson, Julie Klausner, and Schoolboy Q.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 4/27/16) are Ellie Kemper, Eric Christian Olsen, and Jimmy Carr.

NBC opens the night with FRESH '2016 US Summer Olympic Trials', followed by a FRESH 'The Night Shift', then another FRESH 'the Night Shift'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 5/23/16) are Jennifer Lawrence, George Lopez, and Tom Odell.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 6/9/16) are Dave Franco, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Diarrhea Planet, and Jon Theodore.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/26/16) are Akbar Gbajabiamila & Matt Iseman, Summer Cannibals, and Daniels.

ABC begins the night with a RERUN 'The Middle', followed by a RERUN 'The Goldbergs', then a RERUN 'Modern Family', followed by a RERUN 'black-ish', then a RERUN 'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a RERUN 'The Real O'Neals'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Zac Efron, Adam DeVine, Walton Goggins, and Melanie Martinez.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Arrow', followed by a RERUN 'Supernatural'.

Faux has a FRESH 'MasterChef', followed by a FRESH 'Wayward Pines'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.

A&E has all old 'Duck Dynasty' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'Vegas Vacation', followed by the movie 'National Lampoon's Vacation', then the movie 'National Lampoon's European Vacation'.

BBC  -   
 [11:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 17-Samaritan Snare
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 18-Up the Long Ladder
 [2:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 14 - Episode 5
 [3:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 14 - Episode 6
 [4:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 14 - Episode 7
 [5:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 4
 [6:30PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 5
 [8:00PM]    MAD MAX (1979)
 [10:00PM]    MAD MAX (1979)
 [12:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 4
 [1:30AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 5
 [3:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 5 - Episode 3
 [4:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 5 - Episode 4
 [5:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 5 - Episode 5    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH 'NYC Social', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of NYC', and another 'Real Housewives Of NYC'.

Comedy Central has 4 hours of old 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Laverne Cox.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is Samira Wiley.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Jim Jefferies, Nikki Glaser, and Brett Gelman.

FX has the movie 'World War Z', followed by the movie 'The Purge'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers', then a FRESH 'Pawn Stars', followed by another FRESH 'Pawn Stars'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Lil John
 [6:15AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Kevin Bacon Wears a Blue Button Down Shirt and Brown Boots
 [1:45PM]    BABYLON A.D.
 [3:45PM]    MAX PAYNE
 [6:00PM]    BLOW
 [9:00PM]    MARON-Amends
 [11:30PM]    MARON-Shrink and Kink
 [12:00AM]    MARON-Amends
 [12:30AM]    BLOW

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Leaving Las Vegas
 [8:30AM]    Three Kings
 [11:00AM]    The Professional
 [1:30PM]    The Bone Collector
 [4:00PM]    Cape Fear
 [7:00PM]    The Hurt Locker
 [10:00PM]    Cleverman-A Man of Vision
 [11:05PM]    Breaking Bad-Caballo Sin Nombre
 [12:09AM]    Breaking Bad-I.F.T.
 [1:13AM]    Breaking Bad-Green Light
 [2:17AM]    Cleverman-A Man of Vision
 [3:22AM]    The Virgin Suicides
 [5:30AM]    The Writers' Room-House of Cards    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Faster', followed by the movie 'Friday The 13th'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Jim Gaffigan, Julian McMahon, and Wild Belle.

 [6:00 AM]      Naughty Marietta (1935)
 [7:30 AM]      Rose Marie (1936)
 [9:30 AM]      Maytime (1937)
 [11:45 AM]      Rosalie (1937)
 [2:00 PM]      Sweethearts (1938)
 [4:00 PM]      Let Freedom Ring (1939)
 [5:30 PM]      Bitter Sweet (1940)
 [7:15 PM]      The Miracle of Sound (1940)
 [8:00 PM]      Macbeth (1948)
 [10:00 PM]      Hamlet (1948)
 [12:45 AM]      A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
 [3:15 AM]      Romeo and Juliet (1936)
 [5:30 AM]      King Lear (1971)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Thursday   -  06/30/16

TCM spends the morning with Red Skelton
 [8:00 AM]      MGM Parade Show #22 (1955)
 [8:30 AM]      Panama Hattie (1942)
 [10:00 AM]      I Dood It (1943)
 [11:45 AM]      Duchess of Idaho (1950)

 [1:30 PM]      Swing Fever (1943)
 [3:00 PM]      Broadway Rhythm (1944)
 [5:00 PM]      The Duke Is Tops (1938)
 [6:15 PM]      Cabin in the Sky (1943)
 [8:00 PM]      Cabaret (1972)
 [10:15 PM]      Hair (1979)
 [12:30 AM]      Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
 [2:30 AM]      Annie (1982)
 [4:45 AM]      Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

USA has a FRESH 'Royal Pains'.

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U.S first lady Michelle Obama speaks next to actress Meryl Streep during a conversation with Moroccan adolescent girls moderated by CNNÕs Isha Sesay following the Let Girls Learn program in Marrakech, Morocco June 28, 2016.
Photo by Youssef Boudlal


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Greed, Stupidity Greatest Threats

Stephen Hawking

Physicist Stephen Hawking says pollution, greed and stupidity are the greatest threats to Earth.

Hawking told Larry King Now on Saturday that he's worried by overcrowding.

"We certainly have not become less greedy or less stupid," Hawking said. "Six years ago I was worrying about pollution and overcrowding. They have gotten worse since then."

Hawking and King also discussed artificial intelligence. Hawking says governments seem to be engaged in "an AI arms race."

He also asked King whether his eight marriages are "a triumph of hope over experience."

Stephen Hawking


Viggo Mortensen attends the LA Premiere of "Captain Fantastic" held at Harmony Gold Theater on Tuesday June 28, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Richard Shotwell


Walk of Fame Nominations


The Hollywood Walk of Fame class of 2017 has been revealed!

A who's who of actors including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Rita Wilson and Hugh Laurie were selected, as were musicians Ice Cube, Daryl Hall and John Oates, and the member of the band *NSYNC.

In the category of motion pictures: Amy Adams, Jason Bateman,Goldie Hawn, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Brett Ratner, Ryan Reynolds, George A. Romero, Mark Ruffalo and Rita Wilson

In the category of TV: Tyra Banks, Andre Braugher, Ken Corday, Lee Daniels, Hugh Laurie, Eva Longoria, Wolfgang Puck, Keri Russell, Haim Saban, George Segal, Sarah Silverman and Jeffrey Tambor

In the category of live theater/live performance: Criss Angel, Jeff Dunham and Gustavo Dudamel



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Voters To Decide


California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot.

A successful vote in California would mean one in every six Americans lives in a state with legal marijuana sales, including the entire West Coast.

The initiative is promoted by a well-funded and politically connected coalition spearheaded by former Facebook president Sean Parker.

It asks voters to allow people 21 and older to buy an ounce of marijuana and marijuana-infused products at licensed retail outlets and also grow up to six pot plants for personal recreational use.

Smoking weed would remain off-limits in places where tobacco use already is prohibited, including restaurants, bars and other enclosed public places.



Whistleblower Edward Snowden of the US, speaks to the crowd on a gigant screen at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark, Tuesday, June 28. 2016. "You are being watched all the time and you have no privacy", Snowden said via a video link from his exile in Russia.
Photo by Melissa Kühn Hjerrild


Might Change The World

Majorana Fermion

Chinese scientists won a major victory recently, by proving that the Majorana fermion - a particle we've found tantalizing hints of for years - genuinely exists. This discovery has huge implications for quantum computing, and it might change the world. But how?

A Majorana fermion is weird even by the standards of quantum physics. If you remember your high school physics, you remember that atomic particles like protons and electrons have a charge, positive or negative. The Majorana fermion, however, doesn't have a charge, which allows it to be matter and anti-matter at the same time. Yes, that is incredibly confusing, even to quantum physicists, and they're still arguing over how that even works.

The fact that it doesn't have a charge, and also happens to be the exact reverse of itself at the same time, has made these little buggers a pain to find. Finding evidence they even exist required absurdly elaborate experiments. But found them we have, and now it's a question of how, and whether, we can use them.

Aside from the fact that their existence proves that we so far haven't gotten anything horribly wrong with this "quantum physics" thing, the most important impact is potentially on quantum computing. To understand the computer you're reading this on, all you really need to know are two numbers: One and zero. At root, your computer is just a huge string of light switches where those switches are either on (one) or off (zero). Your web browser is just a set of instructions, and the switches are flipped on and off in a specific sequence, millions of times a second.

Majorana Fermion


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Director Gets Probation

'Law & Order'

A television director with credits on Law & Order and other shows has been sentenced in New York to 10 years' probation on child pornography charges.

Jace Alexander was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child. He had faced up to seven years in prison.

The 52-year-old must also register as a sex offender in New York.

Alexander had directed more than a dozen episodes of Law & Order since the mid-1990s. He also did work on The Blacklist and Rescue Me.

'Law & Order'


Deborah Roberts, left, and Al Roker, right, attend a special screening of SundanceTV's "The A Word" at the Museum of Arts and Design on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in New York.
Photo by Andy Kropa




The Texas mother who was killed by police after fatally shooting her two daughters on Friday reportedly had a history of mental illness and actively supported gun rights on Facebook.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff spokeswoman Caitilin Espinosa told People that Christy Sheats' "mental crisis" had brought the police to her home "for previous altercations." Further details were not provided.

After receiving 911 reports of shots being fired over an alleged family dispute, police arrived at the Sheats' home shortly after 5 p.m. to find Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17, lying on the street. The mother was shot dead after she refused to drop her weapon. One daughter died at the scene, and the other after arriving at the hospital.

While Sheats' motive is still under investigation, People reports that her Facebook posts indicate that she was an active gun-rights supporter. In January, People says, Sheats uploaded a meme ridiculing Obama's views on gun control. In March, she posted an anti-gun-control video with the message, "It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away, but that's exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semiautomatic handguns."



Colleen Bristow Campbell waves after taking runner-up during Inaugural Furr-ocious Fashion Face Off Contest at at CatCon LA in Los Angeles, on Sunday, June 26, 2016.
Photo by Richard Vogel


County Keeps Judge


Residents of a remote county in eastern Oregon where an armed group seized a federal wildlife refuge voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to keep in office a top local official who had denied the occupiers access to a county building.

"I feel so good about the outcome," Harney County Judge Steve Grasty told The Associated Press over the phone from the county courthouse in Burns. "The voters have spoken. What's important is to move ahead, see where is the common ground ... People won't always agree but we can find what we can work on together."

Grasty had faced the special recall election because he refused to let the activists, who said they were protesting federal land-use policies, use a county building to host a meeting. Supporters of the recall say Grasty violated rights to free speech and freedom of assembly.

According to unofficial final results, 2,038 residents, or 70 percent of votes cast, opposed recalling Grasty; 861 residents, representing 30 percent of ballots, voted to remove him.

The first recall effort in this high-desert county in 21 years underscored divisions that remain more than four months after the 41-day occupation ended Feb. 11.



Sitayesh 16, an afghan artist works on her art at her home in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
Photo by Rahmat Gul


Brexit Vote Sparks Surge

Irish Passports

Britain's vote to leave the European Union has triggered a surge in applications for Irish passports, which would allow their holders to remain EU citizens, officials said Monday.

A spokeswoman for the UK Post Office, which handles passport applications, said: "We have seen an unusually high number of people in Northern Ireland seeking Irish passport applications, though we do not have exact numbers or a breakdown by branch."

Britain voted in a referendum last Thursday by 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the 28-nation EU, whose citizens enjoy free movement rights.

They can also seek employment in other EU states without the need for a work permit, use public healthcare facilities across the bloc and benefit from welfare and other rights.

"There has been an increase in queries in respect of entitlements to Irish passports in recent days," a spokeswoman for the Irish embassy in London said.

Irish Passports


Sailing dinghies of a yachting club sail back to the harbor on Lake Léman in Evian-les-Bains, France, on June 28, 2016.
Photo by Denis Balibouse


Prime-Time Nielsens


Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 20-26. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

    1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.73 million.
    2. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 8.89 million.
    3. "The $100,000 Pyramid," ABC, 8.09 million.
    4. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 7.98 million.
    5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.56 million.
    6. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.21 million.
    7. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 7.05 million.
    8. "Match Game," ABC, 6.64 million.
    9. "NCIS," CBS, 6.58 million.
   10. "American Ninja Warrior," NBC, 6.54 million.
   11. "Person of Interest," CBS, 6.51 million.
   12. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 6.2 million.
   13. Copa America Soccer: Argentina vs Chile, Univision, 6.19 million.
   14. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 6.09 million.
   15. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 5.8 million.
   16. "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS, 5.67 million.
   17. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 5.45 million.
   18. U.S. Gymnastics Championship, NBC, 5.4 million.
   19. "20/20," ABC, 5.23 million.
   20. "Life in Pieces," CBS, 5.15 million.




In Memory

Scotty Moore

Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.

Moore, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was the last survivor of a combo that included Presley, bassist Bill Black and producer Sam Phillips.

Moore was a local session musician when he and Black were thrown together with Presley on July 5, 1954, in the Memphis-based Sun Records studios. Presley was a self-effacing, but determined teen anxious to make a record. Moore's bright riffs and fluid solos - natural compliments to Presley's strumming rhythm guitar - and Black's hard-slapping work on a standup bass gave Elvis the foundation on which he developed a fresh blend of blues, gospel and country that came to be called rock 'n' roll.

For the now-legendary Sun sessions they covered a wide range of songs, from "That's All Right" to "Mystery Train." After "That's All Right" began drawing attention, Presley, Moore and Black took to the road playing any gig they could find, large or small, adding drummer D.J. Fontana and trying their best to be heard over thousands of screaming fans.

The hip-shaking Presley soon rose from regional act to superstardom, signing up with RCA Records and topping the charts with "Heartbreak Hotel," ''All Shook Up" and many other hits. Elvis was the star, but young musicians listened closely to Moore's contributions, whether the slow, churning solo he laid down on "Heartbreak Hotel" or the flashy lead on "Hard-Headed Woman."

Moore, Black and Fontana backed Presley for his shocking TV appearances and early movies, but by 1957 had tired of what Moore called "Elvis economics." In the memoir "That's Alright, Elvis," published in 1997, Moore noted that he earned just over $8,000 in 1956, while Presley became a millionaire. Moore also cited tension with Elvis' manager, "Colonel" Tom Parker.

Moore worked one more time with Elvis, for the 1968 "comeback" TV special that helped return him to the top of the charts. But Moore's compensation didn't even cover his travel expenses, he would recall, and he was not asked to join Presley's band for his tours in the 1970s. (Presley died in 1977).

Moore was born near Gadsden, Tennessee, in 1931, and learned guitar at an early age. He was a fan of jazz and country and was strongly influenced by Chet Atkins and Les Paul. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he settled in Memphis, working at a dry cleaning plant during the day and playing music after his shift was over.

Scotty Moore


In Memory

Mack Rice

Mack Rice, the composer of '60s hit "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of the Staple Singers' landmark "Respect Yourself" has died in Detroit. He was 82.

Laura Rice told The Associated Press that her husband died at their home Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

"Sir" Mack Rice was best known for writing "Mustang Sally," which he initially recorded but singer Wilson Pickett popularized. They had been in a group together called the Falcons, which recorded in Detroit.

Rice was a songwriter for Memphis, Tennessee-based Stax Records and split his time between there and Detroit, where he moved from Mississippi as a teen.

He wrote "Respect Yourself" with late R&B singer-songwriter Luther Ingram for the Staple Singers, which became Stax's biggest hit. His wife said he wrote it in about 15 minutes after talking with other musicians in the studio about the need for people to respect themselves in order to be respected by others.

In his later years, Rice ran an asphalt company in Detroit and continued writing and performing.

A tribute service has been scheduled for July 6 at Detroit's New Bethel Baptist Church. A funeral service is set for July 7.

Mack Rice



The five day old yet to be named baby seal is swimming in the water next to its mother Babsi at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
Photo by Roland Weihrauch



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