Flashback: Hear Roy Orbison’s Rare Alternate Take of ‘Blue Bayou’

Flashback: Hear Roy Orbison’s Rare Alternate Take of ‘Blue Bayou’
Eighty-three years ago today, Roy Orbison was born in the North Texas town of Vernon. The singer with the darkly operatic voice would shine among the early architects of rock & roll, emphasizing a gift for bold balladry in tunes such as “Running Scared,” “In Dreams” and “Crying,” while also projecting an air of enigmatic masculine swagger on classics like 1964’s “Oh, Pretty Woman.”

While several of Orbison’s songs were covered by artists across several genres during and beyond his lifetime, one cover reignited interest in the entertainer, whose record
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