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”...Read More