Saturday, March 11, 2017

Roy Orbison

Artist:  Roy Orbison
Birth Name:  Roy Kelton Orbison
Born:  April 23, 1936.  Vernon, Texas, USA
Died:  December 6, 1988 (Aged 52).  Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA
Genre:  Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Country, Pop, Contemporary Pop
Occupation:  Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica

Roy Orbison was an American Singer, Songwriter and Musician from Vernon, Texas and began singing in a Rockabilly (same as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley) and Country and Western Band in high school.  He was signed by Sun Records in 1956.  His biggest hit on the Top 40 in Billboard including "Only The Longly" (1960), "Crying" (1961), and "Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964).  He influenced future generations of Roots Rockers such as Bruce Springsteen and Chris Isaak as well as The Marericks.  He was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1967, The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame in the same year and The Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 1969.  Rolling Stone placed him at No. 37 on their list of the "Greatest Artists of All Time", and No. 13 on their list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".  In 2002 , Billboard Magazine listed Roy Orbison at No 74 in the Top 600 Recording Artists.

Artist:  Roy Orbison & Friends
Title:  Black & White 30 (CD + DVD Edition)  (2017)
Label:  Sony Legacy
Rating:   *****


Disc 1:  CD

 1.  Only The Lonely
 2.  Leah
 3.  In Dreams
 4.  Crying
 5.  Uptown
 6.  The Comedians
 7.  Blue Angel
 8.  It's Over
 9.  Running Scared
10. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
11. Mean Woman Blues
12. Candy Man
13. Ooby Dooby
14. Blue Bayou
15. Go! Go! Go! (Down The Line)
16. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You
17. Claudette
18. Oh, Pretty Woman (Alternate Version)
19. Oh, Pretty Woman

Digital Download Bonus Secret Post Show:

20. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You (Alternate Version)
21. The Comdians (Alternate Version)
22. Candy man (Alternate Version)
23. Claudette (Alternate Version)
24. Uptown (Alternate Version)

Disc 2:  DVD:

 1.  Intro
 2.  Only The Lonely
 3.  Leah
 4.  In Dreams
 5.  Crying
 6.  Uptown
 7.  The Comedians
 8.  Blue Angel
 9.  It's Over
10. Running Scared
11. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
12. Mean Woman Blues
13. Candy Man
14. Ooby Dooby
15. Blue Bayou
16. Go! Go! Go! (Down The Line)
17. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You
18. Claudette
19. Oh, Pretty Woman (Alternate Version)
20. Oh, Pretty Woman 

Bonus Secret Post Show:

21. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You (Alternate Version)
22. The Comdians (Alternate Version)
23. Candy man (Alternate Version)
24. Claudette (Alternate Version)
25. Uptown (Alternate Version)
26. Credits


Roy Orbison:  Vocals, Guitar
Jackson Browne:  Vocals, Guitar
T. Bone Burnett:  Vocals, Guitar
Elvis Costello:  Vocals, Guitar,
K.D. Lang:  Vocals, Guitar
Bonnie Raitt:  Vocals, Guitar
J.D. Souther: Vocals, Guitar
Bruce Springsteen:  Vocals, Guitar
Tom Waits:  Vocals, Guitar
Jennifer Warnes: Vocals

Elvis Presley TCB Band:

James Burton:  Guitar
Glen D. Hardin:  Piano
Jerry Scheff:  Bass
Ben Tutt:  Drums

Additional Musicians:

Alex Acuna:  Percussion
Miek Utley:  Keyboards
Ezra Klinger:  Violin
Pavel Farkas:  Violin
Jimbo Ross:  Viola
Peter Hatch:  Viola

Black & White 30 is the re-imagined, re-edited, remastered and expanded version of the original television special album by Roy Orbison & Friends, was released on February 24, 2017 by Sony Legacy, includes a previously unseen alternate version of "Oh, Pretty Woman" and a previously unseen performance "Blue Angel", additionally included is a brand new 33 minute mini-documentary and interview with Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and more.

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