Oral history interview with Bobby Morris conducted by Cork Proctor on September 07, 2004 for the Arnold Shaw Oral History Project on Las Vegas Entertainers. Morris discusses his early work in New York City, New York and working with many jazz players. He also reflects on playing at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. Morris then discusses how he became Elvis Presley’s musical director at the International Hotel and Casino.
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Oral history interview with Bobby Morris conducted by Cork Proctor on September 07, 2004 for the Arnold Shaw Oral History Project on Las Vegas Entertainers. Morris discusses his early work in New York City, New York, working with many jazz players, and getting a job with Sammy Kaye. He also reflects on playing in the Latin Quarter, for people like President John F. Kennedy, even playing at his inauguration. Morris then discusses how he became Elvis Presley’s musical director at the International Hotel and Casino. Digital audio and transcript available.
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Bobby Morris oral history interview, 2004 September 07. OH-02636. [Cite format consulted: Audio recording or Transcript.] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
This interview was transferred to Special Collections and Archives by The Arnold Shaw Research Center on an unknown date.
Interview materials were processed by UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives in 2016 and 2017. Nia Banks wrote the collection description. The audio cassette(s) for this interview have been reformatted by an external vendor into a digital format. MP3 files of the audio are available for research use.
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A bound transcript is available for use in UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives: F850.J5 M668 2014b