I Like it Like That (Music)
Rock-n-roll mostly from the 50s and 60s. Hits, b-sides, alternate takes, unreleased cuts, tracks out of print, rockabilly, surf music; also music from the 80s and 90s that fits the format.
Sat Apr 23rd 2011 6.00pm–8.00pm
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Roy Orbison “You Got It”
from Mystery Girl CD Album (Virgin 1995) —Posthumous hit recorded in 1988 starting off the Roy Orbison 75th Birthday special with the Rockin' and Reelin' Johns. Reelin' John is filling in this playlist. (By the way, I'll be filling in on May 14. Email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org .)
Teen Kings “Ooby Dooby”
from Roy Orbison 1955-1965 (box set) (Bear Family 2001) —B-side of same single, also recorded 3/4/56. Soon after its release it was recut at Sun Records and got up to #56 on the Billboard charts. On the same box set is an early Columbia demo done as the Wink Westerners.
Roy Orbison “This Kind Of Love (1961 overdub)”
from Roy Orbison at the Rock House LP Album (Sun 1961) —12 Roy Orbison songs were issued on this LP in 1961 to cash in on Roy's soaring popularity on the Monument label at the time. Most songs on this LP were very tastefully overdubbed and just recently were finally compiled on a UK CD.
Roy Orbison “With The Bug”
from Roy Orbison 1955-1965 (box set) (Bear Family 2001) —His first successful take of the song. This is take 3 of 9 he did at RCA on his birthday, 4/23/59. Then he could have his cake. The song followed him over to the Monument label where he did several more takes, one of which became his first Monument 45.
Roy Orbison “Uptown”
from Roy Orbison 1955-1965 (box set) (Bear Family 2001) —Second single at Monument. Roared up to #72 on the Billboard chart. One of many songs at Monument (& also RCA) featuring Boots Randolf on sax and/or the Anita Kerr singers. Recorded 9/18/59 on Reelin' John's birthday.
Roy Orbison “In Dreams”
from Roy Orbison 1955-1965 (box set) (Bear Family 2001) —Recorded in 1963. Billboard #7. Later used by David Lynch in his 1986 film "Blue Velvet." Roy declared he would not give permission, but Lynch said "I'll do it anyway" and he did - certainly helping Roy's career at that point.
Roy Orbison “What'd I Say”
from Roy Orbison 1955-1965 (box set) (Bear Family 2001) —Recorded probably in 1964. Always well-received at concerts - especially overseas. We played it tonight off Rockin' John's original LP "More Of Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits" released in '64 which still sounds great.
Roy Orbison “Oh, Pretty Woman”
from Roy Orbison 1955-1965 (box set) (Bear Family 2001) —Recorded 8/1/64. Billboard #1 and also #1 in Australia, Canada, Norway and the UK and probably a big hit in many other countries. We played the rarely-heard original single version which had the line "come to me" rather than "come with me."
Roy Orbison “Ride Away”
from There Is Only One Roy Orbison LP Album (MGM 1965) —Misdirected by his manager to switch labels, Roy lands on MGM and starts a significant decline in popularity after "Ride Away" which is not exactly radio-friendly (at 3 1/2 minutes) but still hits Billboard at #25.
Roy Orbison “Unchained Melody”
from Roy Orbison's Many Moods LP Album (MGM 1969) —Great cover. Roy's almost operatic again! (By the way, 11 of the 12 MGM LPs have been released on CD as two-fers by the Edsel label. Still unreleased is the "Fastest Guitar Alive" soundtrack and at least 9 B-sides that never made it to a US LP.)
Roy Orbison “Land Of A Thousand Dances”
from The Official Bootlegs (Orbison Records 2005) —One of his many rockin' stage hits overseas. This one was recorded at the Batley Variey Club in Yorkshire, England in March, 1969. Studio version is featured on the MGM LP "The Big O" (1970) which was released in the UK but not the US.
Traveling Wilburys “Not Alone Any More”
from Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 (Wilbury/WB 1988) —Wow! We skip a bunch of years which we will have to make up with another RO special in the near future. Roy sings lead on this album track. He is "Lefty Wilbury" of the supergroup that also includes Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.
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