Old Topic: Roy Orbison Black and White Night

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  1. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    This was re-aired on PBS the other day and it's still astonishing the amount of talent on that stage to try and compliment the inimitable Roy Orbison.
    James Burton's guitar work is a thing of beauty and Spring showed off chops that I didn't know he had (paling of course to Mr. Burton's). Even Burton's fills were so tasty I was in awe.
    Jackson Browne, Bonnie Rait, KD Lang, Elvis Costello to name a few.

    I can't really pick a favorite from that show but here's one.

     
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    Love this program. I've sent it many times and would watch it right now if it was on. Jennifer Warnes, Tom Waits..... the list goes on. I agree about JB's guitar work.... simply outstanding and perfect for the song. Roy is from another world. Such a talent he was.
     
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    I haven't seen this in YEARS, but I do remember something really strange occurred with Tom Waits. Biggest standout, next to Roy himself, had to be k.d.lang. (yes, all lower case letters)
     
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    Haven't seen it in years, but when I was in high school (and first into guitar) i warxhed the tape over and over.
     
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    That's a staple of "pledge week" Saturdays around here, so I can watch it at least 20 times a year.. Still holds up.
     
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    Indeed it does!!!
     
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    Amen! One of my all-time favs.
     
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    too much Bruce...stand back
     
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    Agreed but was still great
     
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    Love it, great great show.
    This time around (I think the third), it has had yet another remix and re-edit, with much improved audio and video. One of the main improvements in the audio is that James' parts are much more fornt, and clearer. He and Ronnie Tutt are tremendous, as is the string section and the back up vocalists--not to mention Roy, who is just sensational.
    Bunch of the performers were involved in making it happen, musically and financially I believe.
    T-Bone Burnett was a primary mover and producer, I believe.
    Good on him.
     
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    My buddy/old roommate owns the SF Twin that Roy used in that. He was in Lucero briefly and moved to Memphis and I guess that led him to come across it.

    Little tidbit.
     
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    helluva band on that stage
     
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    I have the DVD:) Play it on my computer with Bose Headphones and, if I close my eyes, its almost as if I am in the audience. Speaking of audience, there are some well known artists and movie stars in attendance. This video features some of the best James Burton tele and acoustic guitar playing I've heard and I have been a fan of his since early 60's when he played for Ricky Nelson then later on with Merle Haggard, Elvis - his playing added to the success of their records and concerts (IMHO).
     
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    Jackson Browne and J.D. Souther are there also.......?

    I agree on the too much Bruce. Annoying.
     
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    I know. I kept thinking. Hey Bruce, this is Roy's show. He really doesn't need you doubling his vocals or crowding him on the mic. (As if anyone could double Roy's immaculate voice).
     
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    I admire Bruce, but in all honesty I never really got into his music. That said, I believe Bruce was so totally in awe of being on the stage with Roy that night.
     
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    The Big O and Oh Pretty Woman did it for me as a kid back in the sixties. Been hooked on music since and he still had the best male voice of anyone I can think of in rock music.
     
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    Roy & Buddy were mavericks, so different from the the rest of the first wave of rock & rollers...so Texas cool!!
     
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