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Encyclopedia > Roy Orbison at the Rock House
Roy Orbison At The Rock House
Album by Roy Orbison
Released: 1961
Genre: Rockabilly
Length: 20 min 34 sec
Label: Sun (LP1260)
Producer: Sam Phillips
Roy Orbison chronology:
Roy Orbison At The Rock House
(1961)
Lonely and Blue
(1961)

Roy Orbison At The Rock House is the first album by Roy Orbison. It was released in 1961 by Sun Records at a time when Orbison had already moved to the Monument label but had not yet put out an album. Sun Records owner Sam Phillips had a collection of songs Orbison had recorded at Sun between 1956 and 1958. Phillips capitalized on the national recognition Orbison had achieved at Monument through three major hit singles in 1960 and '61 that had gone to the top of the Billboard charts. An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Rockabilly is one of the component parts of rock and roll. ... A minute is: a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Sun Records has been the name for four 20th century record labels. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... For the female singer by the same name, see Sam Phillips (singer) Sam Phillips, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 - July 30, 2003), was a record producer and the man responsible for the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. ... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ... Lonely and Blue is the first music album recorded by Roy Orbison for Monument Records. ... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ... Sun Records has been the name for four 20th century record labels. ... Monument Records was a record label founded in 1958 by Fred Foster. ... For the female singer by the same name, see Sam Phillips (singer) Sam Phillips, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 - July 30, 2003), was a record producer and the man responsible for the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. ... Alternate meanings: Single In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-sides, often accompanied by several B-sides—usually remixes or other songs. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


Most of the songs on Roy Orbison At The Rock House were written by Sam Phillips and as such are in the traditional rockabilly style the Sun label was known for. Notable exceptions are compositions by other Sun artists, Harold Jenkins (better known as "Conway Twitty") and Johnny Cash. Rockabilly is one of the component parts of rock and roll. ... Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, (September 1, 1933 - June 5, 1993) was modern musics most successful hit maker. ... Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American country music singer and songwriter, known to his fans as The Man in Black, and a member of the outlaw country movement. ...


Tracks - (songwriter):

SIDE ONE

  1. This Kind of Love - (Sam Phillips)
  2. Devil Doll - (Sam Phillips)
  3. You're My Baby - (Johnny Cash)
  4. Rock House - (Sam Phillips & Harold Jenkins)
  5. You're Gonna Cry - (Sam Phillips)


SIDE TWO For the female singer by the same name, see Sam Phillips (singer) Sam Phillips, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 - July 30, 2003), was a record producer and the man responsible for the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. ... Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American country music singer and songwriter, known to his fans as The Man in Black, and a member of the outlaw country movement. ... Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, (September 1, 1933 - June 5, 1993) was modern musics most successful hit maker. ...

  1. I Never Knew - (Sam Phillips)
  2. Sweet and Easy To Love - (Sam Phillips)
  3. Mean Little Mama - (Sam Phillips)
  4. Ooby Dooby - (Wade Moore & Dick Penner)
  5. Problem Child - (Roy Orbison)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Roy Orbison: Biography and Much More from Answers.com (3722 words)
Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas, the second son of Nadine and Orbie Lee.
Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night, a fl and white Cinemax television special recorded at the Coconut Grove in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in 1988, brought Orbison to the attention of a younger generation.
Roy Orbison's vocal range was impressive (three octaves), and his songs were melodically and rhythmically advanced and lyrically sophisticated.
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