Roy Orbison.. Where to start?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by jmczaja, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Nope used copies and still sealed are easy to come by on vinyl at least. Check discogs.
     
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  2. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    I guess I was thinking more as an intro.

    You are correct on all those other essentials. I’ve got em and I love em!
     
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  3. jmczaja

    jmczaja Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the suggestions folks.. Gave me a lot to hunt for!
     
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  5. SKATTERBRANE

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    So you're saying his Sun material is his best stuff?
     
  6. challenge

    challenge Forum Resident

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    Found this at a Flea Market for $3 this year very happy with it. A great collection
     
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  7. Chemically altered

    Chemically altered Forum Resident

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    I'm a purist so songs like Ooby Dooby and Claudette mean more to me but I suppose one should start with the Monument hits like Crying.
     
  8. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

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    I would not say that. His recordings for Monument are his truly classic period. But a few of the Sun Records are superb, but they are more rockabilly type tunes, including Ooby Dooby, Go Go Go (Down The Line), and Devil Doll.
     
  9. His Monument years are his strongest material, but I would checkout his early MGM material before delving into the Sun years. This collection from Rhino is a pretty good place to sample the MGM years:
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    Tracklist
    01 Ride Away Songwriter – Bill Dees, Roy Orbison 3:26
    02 Crawling Back Songwriter – Bill Dees, Roy Orbison 3:12
    03 Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart Songwriter – Bill Dees, Roy Orbison 2:06
    04 Twinkle Toes Songwriter – Bill Dees, Roy Orbison 2:34
    05 Too Soon To Know Songwriter – Don Gibson 2:45
    06 Communication Breakdown Songwriter – Bill Dees, Roy Orbison 2:57
    07 Cry Softly Lonely One Songwriter – Don Gant, Joe Melson 2:52
    08 Claudette Songwriter – Roy Orbison 1:57
    09 I'm In A Blue, Blue Mood Songwriter – Joe Melson, Roy Orbison 1:50
    10 Losing You Songwriter – Bill Dees, Roy Orbison 2:39
    11 Big As I Can Dream Songwriter – Bob Montgomery 2:07
    12 Pantomime Songwriter – Bill Dees, Roy Orbison 2:40
    13 You Fool You Songwriter – Joe Melson, Roy Orbison 2:06
    14 It Take One (To Know One) Songwriter – Bill Dees, Roy Orbison 2:56
    15 A New Star Songwriter – Bill Dees, Roy Orbison 2:55
    16 Here Comes The Rain Baby Songwriter – Mickey Newbury 2:50
    17 She Songwriter – Bill Dees, Roy Orbison 2:38
    18 Walk On Songwriter – Bill Dees, Roy Orbison 2:51
     
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