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Roy Orbison — Blue Bayou
Album: The Big O
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 684









Released: 1960
Length: 2:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I feel so bad I've got a worried mind
I'm so lonesome all the time
Since I left my baby behind on Blue Bayou

Saving nickels, saving dimes, working 'till the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times on Blue Bayou
I'm going back some day come what may to Blue Bayou
Where you sleep all day and the catfish play on Blue Bayou

All those fishing boats with their sails afloat If I could only see
That familiar sunrise through sleepy eyes, how happy I'd be

Go to see my baby again
And to be with some of my friends
Maybe I'd be happy then on Blue Bayou

I'm going back some day, gonna stay on Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fine and the world is mine on Blue Bayou
Oh, that girl of mine by my side the silver moon and the evening tide
Oh, some sweet day gonna take away this hurtin' inside
I'll never be blue, my dreams come true on Blue Bayou
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Breathtaking voice.
 Clyde_Bedow wrote:
What's this? What did someone do to this epic classic? A remix/mash up? 

Sacrilege!

I'd like to know why someone thought that was an improvement? (It wasn't)


Cant even rate this.
 Um, what?

Mr. Orbison wrote the song, with Joe Melton. It's his. You can be excused for not knowing that, but calling anything Roy did 'sacrilege' is pretty tacky.

Linda Rondstadt covered it beautifully, I'm sure Roy was proud of it (and made some coin from it), but this is not a remix, mash-up, or sacrilege. You may not like it, and that's perfectly okay, but accusing Roy of a 'mash up'? C'mon.

c.

That man had some amazing pipes.....
I have a good friend that set the levels for Roy at an outdoor concert on his lead mic.
Ron said he pushed the meters to max without looking like he was barely even opening his mouth or using his lungs.  He said he had never seen anything like it.

One of a kind voice.  He had Sinatra-level timing.
R0y Or Isabeau wrote:
Who wrote this? 

 
The man who's singing it!
Who wrote this? 

What's this? What did someone do to this epic classic? A remix/mash up? 

Sacrilege!

I'd like to know why someone thought that was an improvement? (It wasn't)


Cant even rate this.
 msymmes wrote:
Not sure Linda's version was better.
 
Like most of her hit songs (all covers), it was slicker and more "hi-fidelity" than the original, but not better to me.  I liked most of her hits, but I generally preferred all of the originals ("You're No Good" "Heatwave", "Just One Look", etc.).
Puhh, this is heavy stuff in the morning {#Yawn}
He really did have a magical voice
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King!!!!
MUCH better ! 
msymmes wrote:
Not sure Linda's version was better.
 

 


Come on folks!  Rated 7.2?  This is ROY!  Deserves a 9 at least!  So good!  :-)

Graham
Ahmadi, Kuwait 
 msymmes wrote:
Not sure Linda's version was better.
 

 
+1.  Dude had built in auto tune.
Man that is some smooth sounding song
Not sure Linda's version was better.
 
 stegokitty wrote:
Good song, Roy, but Linda Ronstadt did it better later on.

 
Bumped for truth. Though I love Roy too, of course.
America's classical music. Hearing it in beautiful hi-fi restored recording like that makes it sound so perfect. Having hear it over crappy AM radio for decades, you get inured to hearing it sound flat and kinda ...small. I have a massive old-school stereo that I have to swim against the tide to keep in the living room (along with my 3000+ LP's) and, every so often, it pays be back by making something like Blue Bayou just sound SO DAMN GOOD. Check the date- this particular compilation was released in 2001- 2 CD's, 52 tracks of solid gold, baby!
Good song, Roy, but Linda Ronstadt did it better later on.