Celebrating Roy Orbison’s 85th birthday!
1-CD Digipak with 36-page booklet, 33 individual tracks. Total playing time approx. 77 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 33 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
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.
GENRE: Rock N Roll