The Authorized Roy Orbison – 1 year Anniversary

Published 1 year ago today!

Written by Alex Orbison, Roy Jr., Wesley Orbison, with narrative by Jeff Slate and concept, curation and research by Marcel Riesco.

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“The Authorized Roy Orbison”

The first ever official Roy Orbison biography, The Authorized Roy Orbison, is out now. Written by Roy’s sons Alex, Wesley and Roy Orbison Jr, with extensive research work by Marcel Riesco and all put into a beautiful narrative by journalist Jeff Slate, featuring also never-before-seen amazing photographs.

Years of research work by Marcel Riesco went into this superb coffee table style book revealing the life and career of The Big O. The book also presents the official Orbison US discography by Riesco.

PS: cool overview on The Tennessean here

Get it from amazon here, or the official Roy Orbison website here.

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The inspiration to Roy Orbison’s “Rockhouse” revealed!

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The Archway Club in Monahans, Texas is the real inspiration to “Rockhouse,” Roy Orbison’s second single with Sun Records. Roy played the Archway numerous times with his Wink Westerners, then with the Teen Kings and then with different pickup bands well into the Monument days when this club changed its name to the Permian Club.

“Rockhouse” has become a rockabilly anthem.

Get the “Authorized Roy Orbison” here:

https://www.amazon.com/Authorized-Roy-Orbison-Alex/dp/1478976543

At the location for the Traveling Wilburys “Handle With Care” video

Finding the location of the Travelin Wilburys video “Handle With Care”

This is an amazing place. Ever since I first saw this video clip in late 1988 or early 1989, I was mesmerized by it. Everything about it was so cool, and through this song is how I totally got the Orbison spell.

When I started the research for the Authorized Roy Orbison, I got my mind set on finding the shooting location for this video clip. It was hard though. I knew it was in Los Angeles, of course, where else? I heard Jeff Lynne mention it was downtown near Union Station, and I drove around for years looking for a place that resembled this to no avail. One day I got lucky: found a person who had worked during the shooting of the video. Yes! A person that was there that day and was getting rid of his precious poster which he got signed by the Wilburys on the day the video was shot. This person revealed the location to me, ballpark, but I found it eventually.

It was a thrill I will never forget. The place where “Handle with Care” was shot, wow! I got real chicken skin looking into this warehouse and realizing where I was. I was looking at it with my own eyes, and it looked exactly the same. It was unreal. But this is the kind of stuff we did while doing research for the book, and a lot of glorious moments came out of this.

The exact location is revealed in the book itself, but I can tell you that the Traveling Wilburys poster signed on the day of the shooting of “Handle with Care” is one of my most precious Orbison collectible items.

Warehouse picture ©Marcel Riesco, please do not copy/Traveling Wilburys screenshot taken from the video of “Handle with Care” for reference only © Wilbury Records.

Watch the video here:

For more Wilburys and Orbison, please check out The Authorized Roy Orbison here.

“All Shades of Blue” LP – out now!

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12  top-drawer tracks with Marcel Riesco’s velvet vocals and lush backing reminiscing of the Nashville Sound. Eight self-penned tracks and four cover tracks, including two amazing Roy Orbison renditions, all backed by superior instrumentation and elegant production. Executive package, all in analog glory.

Some of the first reviews are coming in:

“…his voice so perfectly pitched, you can’t help but think that it’s an old Orbison song, in the ‘In Dreams’ echelon…Tell you what folks, this is up there, and will be up there, with the best releases of 2018. One word.  Outstanding”  (Andrew Smith, https://bettajivereview.com)

“Among the finest voices presently on offer, easily of Orbisonian calibre. Matched with it in this executive package is lush and elegantly rendered instrumentation, its superior rank portrayed in high sheen by top-shelf studio acumen. The song craft is eminent and belongs nowhere more.”  DC Larson (Journalist/writer: USA Today, No Depression, Goldmine. https://damnationdanceparty.blogspot.se/)

“He’s got the looks and he’s got the threads and he’s got the voice of Roy Orbison” Bernie Keith, BBC (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7ty/episodes/player)

Sleazy Records LP SRLP30. 180g, heavy vinyl.

  1. ALL SHADES OF BLUE (Marcel Riesco)
  2. THE ACTRESS (Roy Orbison-Joe Melson)
  3. KISS FROM YOU (Marcel Riesco)
  4. PAPER HEART (Marcel Riesco)
  5. SO LONELY WITHOUT YOU (Marcel Riesco)
  6. FADE AWAY (Marcel Riesco)
  7. BORNE ON THE WIND (Roy Orbison-Bill Dees)
  8. LET’S GET GOIN’ (Melvin Endsley)
  9. YES I’VE COME BACK (Redd Stewart – Pee Wee King)
  10. LONELY BLUE DREAMS (Marcel Riesco)
  11. RUNNIN’ FOOL (Marcel Riesco)
  12. INDIAN LOVE (Marcel Riesco)

Get yours here: https://www.facebook.com/marcelriescoband/

or here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-shades-of-blue/1373640521

Watch teaser:

Thank you and stay tuned for more action!!

 

The Authorized Roy Orbison – Book

The first ever official Roy Orbison biography, The Authorized Roy Orbison, is out now. Written by Roy’s sons Alex, Wesley and Roy Orbison Jr, with extensive research work by Marcel Riesco and all put into a beautiful narrative by journalist Jeff Slate, featuring also never-before-seen amazing photographs.

Years of research work by Marcel Riesco went into this superb coffee table style book revealing the life and career of The Big O. The book also presents the official Orbison US discography by Riesco.

PS: cool overview on The Tennessean here

Get it from amazon here, or the official Roy Orbison website here.

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Marcel’s brand new single 45rpm – out now!

“Get ready for a fantastic outing by the dynamic voice of Marcel Riesco, and this very anticipated single, which also serves as a teaser and a glimpse of what is soon coming on Sleazy Records.
Marcel’s new upcoming album, “All Shades of Blue,” is an amazing piece of work and will surely thrill you as much as it thrills us.
For now, give this hot platter a whirl. It’s packed with excitement!”

Sleazy Records #SR140 – Let’s Get Goin’ b/w All Shades of Blue

Clip preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnfiZCOAHoQ

Order yours here:

https://www.facebook.com/marcelriescoband/

https://sleazyrecords.com

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