Category 1935

Legendary Roy Orbison Part Four

Legendary Roy Orbison Part Four

Legendary Roy Orbison Part Four

Legendary Roy Orbison Part Four

I’m a healthy meal of cookies and milk, and listen to Roy Orbison, as I’m typing you this blog called Legendary Roy Orbison Part Four. I’m also going to upload, the first disc  of the album I’m listening to, so let’s begin with Legendary Roy Orbison Part Four.

Writing for the voice

Influenced by contemporaneous hits such as “Come Back to Me (My Love)” and “Come Softly to Me”, Orbison and Joe Melson wrote a song in early 1960 which, using elements from “Uptown”, employed strings and the Anita Kerr doo-wop backing singers. It also featured a note hit by Orbison in falsetto that showcased a powerful voice which, according to biographer Clayson, “came not from his throat but deeper within”. The song was “Only the Lonely”...

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Legendary Elvis Presley Part Eighteen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Eighteen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Eighteen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Eighteen

I spend  more time on my website than I do with my website, and typing about my website, I have a blog to do, called Legendary Elvis Presley Part Eighteen. Now that’s out of the way, let’s type about about my blog called, Legendary Elvis Presley Part Eighteen.

Vocal style and range

The general development of Presley’s voice is described by critic Dave Marsh as “high and thrilled in the early days, lower and perplexed in the final months.” Marsh credits Presley with the introduction of the “vocal stutter” on 1955’s “Baby Let’s Play House.” When on “Don’t Be Cruel” Presley “slides into a ‘mmmmm’ that marks the transition between the first two verses,” he shows “how masterful his relaxed style really is...

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Legendary Roy Orbison Part Three

Legendary Roy Orbison Part Three

Legendary Roy Orbison Part Three

Legendary Roy Orbison Part Three

Today I’m doing Roy Orbison, in Legendary Roy Orbison Part Three, and I’ll another one tomorrow, with another album.

1960–64: Arrival and Monument Records

Orbison was one of the first recording artists to popularize the “Nashville sound”, doing so with a group of session musicians known as the A-Team: guitarists Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Fred Carter, Jr., and Ray Edenton; bassist Bob Moore; pianists Floyd Cramer or Hargus “Pig” Robbins; drummer Buddy Harman; and backup vocals by the Jordanaires or the Anita Kerr Singers. The Nashville sound was developed by producers Chet Atkins, Owen Bradley (who worked closely with Patsy Cline), Sam Phillips and Fred Foster...

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Legendary Elvis Presley Part Seventeen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Seventeen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Seventeen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Seventeen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Seventeen, is here and I do have one more album, which is his seventeenth one, please enjoy.

Artistry Influences

Presley’s earliest musical influence came from gospel. His mother recalled that from the age of two, at the Assembly of God church in Tupelo attended by the family, “he would slide down off my lap, run into the aisle and scramble up to the platform. There he would stand looking at the choir and trying to sing with them.” In Memphis, Presley frequently attended all-night gospel singings at the Ellis Auditorium, where groups such as the Statesmen Quartet led the music in a style that, Guralnick suggests, sowed the seeds of Presley’s future stage act:
The Statesmen were an ...

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Legendary Roy Orbison Part Two

Legendary Roy Orbison Part Two

Legendary Roy Orbison Part Two

Legendary Roy Orbison Part Two

It’s been awhile since I did Part One, but I’m going to make up for it, in Legendary Roy Orbison Part Two. You say that you never heard of him, then read on, and I have an album at the end, you say that you want to read and hear more of Roy Orbison, well I do have Part One with and album on that one as well. If you still don’t have enough of him, well Part Three is in the works, and should be on my website, very soon, with yet another album. This blog Legendary Roy Orbison Part Two, will have Disc One and Part Three will have the Disc Two, so start looking forward for my blog.

1957–59: Sun Records and Acuff-Rose

The Teen Kings went to Sun Studio in Memphis, where Phillips wanted to record “Ooby Dooby” again, in his superior s...

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Legendary Elvis Presley Part Sixteen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Sixteen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Sixteen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Sixteen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Sixteen, will not be Elvis Presley blog, in fact, I’m already making a new blog, but as of Part Fifteen, he’s dead. Theirs so many things to say about him that I will continue, for as long as I can.

Since 1977

Between 1977 and 1981, six posthumously released singles by Presley were top ten country hits. Graceland was opened to the public in 1982. Attracting over half a million visitors annually, it is the second most-visited home in the United States, after the White House. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006.
Presley has been inducted into five music halls of fame: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986), the Country Music Hall of Fame (1998), the Gospel Music Hall of Fame...

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1936 Musical Films

1936 Musical Films

1936 Musical Films

1936 Musical Films

There’s really only one good film of 1936, and I’m not sure if you know which one it is, but after this blog, 1936 Musical Films is finished, I’m going to watch it, since I just bought it, from iTunes. I could have rented it, but everything on my website, I own and I don’t rent.

Anything Goes starring Bing Crosby and Ethel Merman

Born To Dance released November 27 starring Eleanor Powell, Virginia Bruce, James Stewart, Frances Langford, Buddy Ebsen and the vocal group The Foursome.

Cain and Mabel starring Marion Davies, Clark Gable and Allen Jenkins

Can This Be Dixie? starring Jane Withers, Slim Summerville, Helen Wood and Thomas Beck. Directed by George Marshall

Captain January starring Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbee and Slim Summerville...

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Legendary Elvis Presley Part Fifteen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Fifteen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Fifteen

Legendary Elvis Presley Part Fifteen

It’s almost a year, but I have some more to type about Elvis Presley. I know it’s been awhile, but Legendary Elvis Presley Part Fifteen, is finally here with Elvis’ fifteenth album(I thought you might think I forgotten the order, but I haven’t.), and now it’s on my Part Fifteen blog.

Final year and death

Presley and Linda Thompson split in November 1976, and he took up with a new girlfriend, Ginger Alden. He proposed to Alden and gave her an engagement ring two months later, though several of his friends later claimed that he had no serious intention of marrying again. Journalist Tony Scherman writes that by early 1977, “Presley had become a grotesque caricature of his sleek, energetic former self...

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Legendary Frank Sinatra Part Twenty

Legendary Frank Sinatra Part Twenty

Legendary Frank Sinatra Part Twenty

Legendary Frank Sinatra Part Twenty

I’m now doing Legendary Frank Sinatra Part Twenty, but don’t worry, I have one more in the works. This is Legendary Frank Sinatra Part Twenty, I hope you stick around to hear this album, I got to do quick, for I’m going to start another Frank Sinatra blog, for tomorrow.

Death

Legendary Frank Sinatra Part Twenty

Legendary Frank Sinatra Part Twenty

Sinatra’s gravestone at Desert Memorial

Park in Cathedral City, California

Sinatra died with his wife at his side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on May 14, 1998, aged 82, after a heart attack. Sinatra had ill health during the last few years of his life, and was frequently hospitalized for heart and breathing problems, high blood pressure, pneumonia and bladder cancer...

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The Wizard Of Oz Part Twelve

The Wizard Of Oz Part Twelve

The Wizard Of Oz Part Twelve

The Wizard Of Oz Part Twelve

This is the final Part of The Wizard Of Oz, however it’s not the last blog I’ll make on The Wizard Of Oz, it’s not going to be now. In The Wizard Of Oz Part Twelve, I’m typing you about how this film has impacted this world, and what value the ruby slippers are worth, which I found amazing. How some people would buy something that is worn by someone else is really kind of creepy. I mean just because it’s connected to this film, the value goes up,and everyone wants it. Well I don’t know about you, but I’m going to watch a limited DVD box set of The Wizard Of Oz(just look at it through the plastic wrapper, at lease no one touched the inner wrapper.

Cultural impact

Regarding the original Baum storybook, it has been said that “The...

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