Bassist Bob Moore, one of the most important musicians in Nashville history, died on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the age of 88. A Nashville native who was playing professionally by the age of 15, Moore was a member of the original A-team of first-call session musicians who fueled the city’s rise as a recording center. He is one of the most-recorded bassists in the history of popular music, playing on more than 17,000 sessions during a career spanning more than half a century. His session credits include influential recordings with Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Brenda Lee and Patsy Cline. In addition to countless hits by country legends such as Johnny Cash, George Jones, Ray Price, Dottie West and Tom T. Hall, he also recorded with an array of pop, rock, R&B and jazz greats, including Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roger Miller, Kenny Rogers, Burl Ives, Patti Page, Pat Boone, Perry Como, Brook Benton, Clyde McPhatter, Ruth Brown, Al Hirt and Pete Fountain.