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Various Artists: Roy Orbison Connection (CD)

1-CD Digipak with 36-page booklet, 34 individual tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

  • For Roy Orbison's 85th birthday, Bear Family releases this unique CD compilation of originals and rare cover versions of famous Roy Orbison songs in its 'Connections' series!  
  • Songs from Roy's early rockabilly years and from the sixties, when Orbison found his true passion, pop ballads. 
  • With 34 selections from the years 1955-1978 we prove the enormous influence of the great Roy Orbison on pop culture!
  • Included are his colleagues at SUN Records in Memphis like Johnny Cash, Narvel Felts, Billy Lee Riley, Vernon Taylor and Jerry Lee Lewis!
  • We deliver several, partly rare versions of his most legendary hits Ooby Dooby, Dream Baby, Crying, Down The Line, Claudette, Rock House and of course Only The Lonely - even a Brazilian version!
  • Plus: rarities, like an extremely rare overdub version of the rare demo recording You're My Baby, written and recorded by Johnny Cash in 1955.
  • Artists from five nations, singers from the USA, Great Britain, France, Australia and Brazil.
  • The 36-page color booklet includes the story on the subject, written by noted music journalist Bill Dahl, with many photos and memorabilia, some rare.

Ooby Dooby - A Cat Called Roy Orbison
In the 1950s Roy Orbison, then still under contract with SUN Records in Memphis, stood for pure rockabilly. This is also shown by a number of excellent cover versions, especially of Ooby Dooby, Orbison's first hit. We deliver here three versions, yes: read correctly, three! They could hardly be more different. The most famous version is by Janis Martin, followed by the one on Columbia by Sid King and The Five Strings, and at the end there is perhaps the rarest version by the Schneider Sisters from Australia. But Roy Orbison's other rockabilly classics are not neglected here, especially the late version of You're My Baby by former SUN colleague Billy Lee Riley from 1978.

Crying - Roy Orbison Goes Pop
Most of the recordings in this compilation are actually cover versions, but some originals are included, including Lana, written by Roy Orbison himself but ironically recorded later, here's the original version by the vocal group The Velvets. The Everly Brothers recorded the mammoth ballad Love Hurts at the same time as Roy Orbison. The original of Today's Teardrops, written and recorded by Gene Pitney, and Joe Melson with a track he wrote for Roy are also included. Some of the top stars of the Sixties pay tribute with Bobby Fuller, Johnny Rivers and Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs. And country musicians like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are also in the mix! Included is a 36-page full-color booklet with the detailed background, compiled and written by the great music journalist Bill Dahl, as well as many photos and illustrations, some of which are rare!

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  • Album titlle: Roy Orbison Connection (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Price code AH
  • Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart CD

  • Year of publication 2021
  • EAN: 5397102176074

  • weight in Kg 0.115
Orbison, Roy - Roy Orbison Connection (CD) CD 1
01 Ooby Dooby Janis Martin
02 Go, Go, Go (Live) Narvel Felts
03 Ooby Dooby Sid King & The Five Strings
04 Rock House Bobby Fuller
05 You're My Baby (overdubbed version) Johnny Cash
06 You're My Baby Billy Lee Riley
07 Sweet And Easy To Love Vernon Taylor
08 I Like Love Vince Taylor
09 Claudette Kris Jensen
10 Almost Eighteen Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
11 Only The Lonely Don Duke
12 Today's Teardrops Gene Pitney
13 Running Scared Paul Rich
14 Love Hurts The Everly Brothers
15 Crying Bobby Vinton
16 Candy Man Wanda Jackson
17 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) Bruce Channel
18 Dance Joe Melson
19 The Crowd Waylon Jennings
20 In Dreams Les Carle
21 Blue Bayou Mike Redway
22 Mean Woman Blues Jerry Lee Lewis
23 Pretty Paper Willie Nelson
24 Je T'aime (It's Over) Dalida
25 Oh, Pretty Woman Johnny Rivers
26 Lana The Velvets feat. Virgil Johnson
27 Pistolero (Instrumental) Bob Moore & His Orchestra
28 Ooby Dooby The Schneider Sisters
29 Down The Line (Go, Go, Go) Jerry Lee Lewis
30 Rock House Terry Dene & The Dukes
31 Claudette The Everly Brothers
32 Only The Lonely Ronnie Cord
33 Crying (Instrumental) Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
34 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) Rikki Henderson
Roy Orbison Born on 23 4th 1936 in Vernon, Texas. Died on 6.12th 1988 in Tennesse.  ... more
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Roy Orbison

Born on 23 4th 1936 in Vernon, Texas.
Died on 6.12th 1988 in Tennesse.

 

Roy Orbison

The man with the unmistakable voice began as a rockabilly singer, then went as a staff composer (at Acuff - Rose) to Nashville. From his contract with Sun Records, he bought himself free, signed with Monument, where he began the assembly line production fate pregnant pain ballads. Among his classics and evergreens include 'Crying', 'Only The Lonely', 'Dream Baby', 'In Dreams', 'It's Over' and of course 'Pretty Woman' (a total of 29 US-Hits 1956-1967).

1966 accident his wife Claudette deadly on a motorcycle, only two years later both Orbison's sons died in a house fire. On 25 3 1969 Roy married in Nashville, the 19 year old Barbara Anne Wellhonen from Bielefeld (two common sons: Roy Kelton Jr., born in 1970, and Alexander, born 1974). During the 70 years it has been quiet around the superstar, who had to undergo a dangerous heart surgery.

End of the 80 he received a new contract with Virgin, again bubbled the hits, and Orbison was next to George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty solid Roy ORBISON Mm member of the Traveling Wilburys. At 6:12. In 1988, he died 'in Nashville a heart attack, his designated successor at the Wilburys, Del Shannon, shot himself.

Orbison's only German-language single is the mega-Rarität- both original titles were übersungen of the production line of Wolf Kabitzky on 06.09.1963 in Hamburg Teldec studio in the Easter Road with German lyrics. 1987 was recorded 'The Big O' in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

From the Bear Family Book - 1000 pinpricks of Bernd Matheja - BFB10025 -

 

Roy Orbison

Historians love to write about how Roy Orbison got started in the music business on the wrong foot, being forced to cut rock 'n' roll until he found his niche with the sort of orchestrated ballads that would cement his place in the Hall of Fame. 

While it is true that Roy himself preferred the softer songs and the pop ballads, and certainly that is where he found his greatest chart success, one thing cannot be denied—Roy Orbison's veins pulsed with the blood of a rocker. Although he always denied it, he was great at rocking, and left behind some of the best-loved rockabilly tracks of all time.

 This collection is perhaps the first of its kind, the first to collect all of Roy's best 'rockin'' material from the different periods in his career—from the early days at Sun Records and at the Norman Petty studios, to the short-lived days as an RCA Victor artist in the late 50s, and the few but fertile rockers that Roy cut in his golden days for Monument Records in the early 1960s.

 When an artist finds such massive success with a radically different style such as Roy Orbison did with his pop hits in the 60s, it is easy to write off early efforts with a dismissive wave of the hand. In fact, in doing the research for these liner notes, I was shocked at how nearly every single book or article about Roy Orbison regurgitated the same details about Roy's early rocking period, usually in a few short paragraphs. The thought occurred to me that had Roy not gone on to record those massive pop hits, he would have had the sort of attention paid to his rockabilly sides as the other greats of Sun Records—Carl Perkins, Billy Lee Riley, Sonny Burgess, Warren Smith, and others who have had every minute detail of their 1950s activities researched and obsessed over time and again.

The fact of the matter is that Roy was another teenager in the mid-1950s who traveled to see Elvis Presley play and got swept up in the fury—women, fame, attention, and Roy's own admission that his only goal was "a Cadillac and a diamond ring by the age of 21."Whether or not he was teen idol material mattered not—for deep in his soul Roy felt the calling of wild bop music known as rock 'n' roll. 

Much has also been written about how unlikely a star Roy Orbison was. True, back in the 1950s as it is today, looks mattered over talent in the pop business, and Roy Orbison was not exactly an attractive man. Born albino, he suffered the eyesight problems of albinism, and in fact in the early days (before he wore glasses on stage) many thought Roy was blind because he had to be led up to the microphone. But he dyed his hair a deep jet black, bought himself the finest hepcat clothes that money could buy, equipped himself with top-of-the-line equipment (teenage Roy had a Les Paul 'black beauty' guitar—the most expensive solidbody Gibson made—and a Ray Butts Echosonic Amp like Scotty Moore—also the most expensive custom-ordered amplifier one could own at the time), and made up his mind that he was going to be a rock 'n' roll star, looks be damned.

In the music business, there has always been a great divide between the gifted and the determined, and Roy was both. The determination paid off—in fact the stubborn Roy stuck at it through high and low times throughout his 40-year stint in the music business. How many artists can say they started off with a hit on their first record, then sank so low as to eat rolled up balls of cornmeal and water (as Roy did between his Sun days and the pop hits), found top 40 success and made a million dollars, lost his wife to a motorcycle accident and two sons to a house fire, then wound up getting inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and having a top 10 hit just as he died? The story of Roy Orbison is a story of perseverance and dogged determination more than anything else.

West Texas is precisely the sort of place to breed a determined young man like Roy Orbison. Hot, dusty, and flat—these are the only goodthings that can be said about a place like Wink, Texas, where Roy was raised. Born in April 23, 1936 to hard working parents (Roy's dad Orbie Lee was a rigger in the oilfields), Roy was the classic outcast, a subject that later permeated his hits like Only The Lonelyand In Dreams.

Roy had a good head on his shoulders... 

 

 

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Tracklist
Orbison, Roy - Roy Orbison Connection (CD) CD 1
01 Ooby Dooby
02 Go, Go, Go (Live)
03 Ooby Dooby
04 Rock House
05 You're My Baby (overdubbed version)
06 You're My Baby
07 Sweet And Easy To Love
08 I Like Love
09 Claudette
10 Almost Eighteen
11 Only The Lonely
12 Today's Teardrops
13 Running Scared
14 Love Hurts
15 Crying
16 Candy Man
17 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
18 Dance
19 The Crowd
20 In Dreams
21 Blue Bayou
22 Mean Woman Blues
23 Pretty Paper
24 Je T'aime (It's Over)
25 Oh, Pretty Woman
26 Lana
27 Pistolero (Instrumental)
28 Ooby Dooby
29 Down The Line (Go, Go, Go)
30 Rock House
31 Claudette
32 Only The Lonely
33 Crying (Instrumental)
34 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)