Friday, May 11, 2007

Another Blast From The Past

There was a uniqueness about Roy Orbison that is difficult to describe. He had this sort of esoteric mystique about him. He was definitely ahead of his time when he debuted in the 60s. He came and went, waited, and then came back again. But that's not the crazy part. He did it with the same style and magic that he did, the first time around.

Here is one of those comeback hits. It's a remake of Diana Ross's "You Got It", with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne (from ELO):

Of course no tribute to Roy would be complete without his all time biggest hit, "Oh,Pretty Woman" (long version for all of you aficionados):

In 1982, Van Halen did a remake of it (and did it quite well, I might add):

Roy inspired many artists that followed him. But of all of the artists I have heard, Chris Isaak is the one that comes immediately to mind. Here is a an Orbisonesque kind of tune that just happens to be one of my all-time favorite songs, "Wicked Game" (WARNING: Video is a bit risque):



PYY makes all corrections as soon as a mistake is brought to the attention of yours truly. As snarky as it was, one commenter has pointed out that Diana Ross's "You Got It" and Roy Orbison's, was not the same song. My apologies for any confusion.


Mustnag said...

EXCELLENT, LA. Thank you for your efforts here.

Anonymous said...

a " remake of Diana Ross's "You Got It"?

You're entire essay has lost some credibility there, dontcha think?
Check your facts again.

LASunsett said...


Most welcome sir.

LASunsett said...


It's corrected. Diana Ross did have a song named You Got It, but upon further checking I found it was not the same song.

With that said:

1. Anyone that would question the credibility of entire something over one honest mistake is foolish.

2. It's not an essay.

Anonymous said...

Why in the wide wide world of sports would you ever think the two songs were the same?

Look up the definition of "essay".

LASunsett said...


I don't know, call it a brainfart. I knew there was once a song by Diana Ross by the same title. I wasn't a big fan of hers, after she left the Supremes. So subsequently, I had a missed synapse in my brain. Pure and simple, I made a mistake. Nothing more, nothing less.

Now, let it go.

As for the definition of essay, since it contained opinion then yes, it's technically an essay. But it's not the kind that I usually post here. It's more of thing to do to provide some link to a song (or two)that I like, for my readers to check out if they so choose. It's more for entertainment purposes than debate.

Now, if you want to read and debate on an essay, take a look at the many I have posted that have more serious implications. They are located throughout the entire blog.

If you want a real essay to argue over:

This is an essay.