Bill Black

Every rock bassist, regardless of the respective sub-genre(s) in which they toil, owes infinite homage to the late William Patton "Bill" Black.

A showman, bandleader, upright slap master, and one of the first electric players to wax a side (“Jailhouse Rock’) – Black and his longtime colleague guitarist Scotty Moore were Elvis Presley’s “Blue Moon Boys.” Bill’s motifs for “That’s All Right,” “Hound Dog,” and “Heartbreak Hotel,” along every with other track he cut with Elvis are as relevant today as they were over a half century ago. 

Dig Sir Paul with Bill's bass:



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