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Although Joe Melson remains chiefly famous as co-writer of Roy Orbison's early, breakthrough hits, he also had a parallel recording career himself, cutting a series of collectable R&R sides for the Hickory label. But although his recorded legacy is an impressive body of work, Melson was unlucky with his own releases and was unable to register a national hit. This 35-track compilation presents an unique portrait of Joe, comprising his first seven singles, including sides like 'Oh Yeah', 'Shook Up', 'Hey Mister Cupid' and a souped-up revival of 'Wake Up Little Susie' (all of which sound like they could have been hits), plus a handful of songwriters' demos, four of which also feature co-writer Orbison. It also features sixteen of his songs as recorded by other artists, like Mark Dinning, The Velvets, Conway Twitty and Bobby Vee, alongside a trio of Orbison's biggest, signature hits, 'Only The Lonely', 'Running Scared' and 'Crying'.
Although Joe Melson remains chiefly famous as co-writer of Roy Orbison's early, breakthrough hits, he also had a parallel recording career himself, cutting a series of collectable R&R sides for the Hickory label. But although his recorded legacy is an impressive body of work, Melson was unlucky with his own releases and was unable to register a national hit. This 35-track compilation presents an unique portrait of Joe, comprising his first seven singles, including sides like 'Oh Yeah', 'Shook Up', 'Hey Mister Cupid' and a souped-up revival of 'Wake Up Little Susie' (all of which sound like they could have been hits), plus a handful of songwriters' demos, four of which also feature co-writer Orbison. It also features sixteen of his songs as recorded by other artists, like Mark Dinning, The Velvets, Conway Twitty and Bobby Vee, alongside a trio of Orbison's biggest, signature hits, 'Only The Lonely', 'Running Scared' and 'Crying'.
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Joe Melson Story: Hey Mister Cupid (Uk)
Artist: Joe Melson
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Oh Yeah
2. What's the Use (I Still Love You)
3. Shook Up
4. Barbara
5. Hey, Mister Cupid
6. No One Really Cares
7. Wake Up, Little Susie
8. Take It Like a Man
9. Love Is a Dangerous Thing
10. Dance
11. Any Little Thing (Can Start the Flame of Love)
12. Raining in My Heart
13. Stay Away from Her
14. His Girl
15. I Guess I'm Lonely (With Roy Orbison) Demo
16. Velveteen Doll (With Roy Orbison) Demo
17. She's Okay (With Roy Orbison) Demo
18. Baby Don't Stop (With Roy Orbison) Demo
19. Blue Angel (Demo)
20. Roy Orbison - Up Town
21. Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely
22. Mark Dinning - Come Back to Me (My Love)
23. The Velvets - Time and Again
24. Roy Orbison - Running Scared
25. Don ; Eddie - You Fool You
26. Mark Dinning - Another Lonely Girl
27. Don ; Eddie - Hey
28. Conway Twitty - I'm in a Blue, Blue Mood
29. Roy Orbison - Crying
30. The Velvets - Lana
31. Bobby Vee ; the Crickets - Lookin' for Love
32. Don Gant - Daydream (Of You)
33. Dan Folger - There Came a Tear
34. David Box - If You Can't Say Something Nice
35. Dan Folger - Inside My Heart

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Although Joe Melson remains chiefly famous as co-writer of Roy Orbison's early, breakthrough hits, he also had a parallel recording career himself, cutting a series of collectable R&R sides for the Hickory label. But although his recorded legacy is an impressive body of work, Melson was unlucky with his own releases and was unable to register a national hit. This 35-track compilation presents an unique portrait of Joe, comprising his first seven singles, including sides like 'Oh Yeah', 'Shook Up', 'Hey Mister Cupid' and a souped-up revival of 'Wake Up Little Susie' (all of which sound like they could have been hits), plus a handful of songwriters' demos, four of which also feature co-writer Orbison. It also features sixteen of his songs as recorded by other artists, like Mark Dinning, The Velvets, Conway Twitty and Bobby Vee, alongside a trio of Orbison's biggest, signature hits, 'Only The Lonely', 'Running Scared' and 'Crying'.
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