THE JOE MELSON STORY Hey, Mister Cupid CD
With: Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty, Bobby Vee, Dan Folger & more.
35 TRACKS on 1 CD
JOE MELSON is famous as co-writer of Roy Orbison’s early hits, but he also had a recording career himself, cutting a series of R&R sides for the Hickory label. His recorded legacy is an impressive body of work, however, Melson never had a national hit. This 35-track compilation presents a 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, plus a handful of songwriters’ demos, four of which also feature co-writer Orbison.
Features sixteen of his songs as recorded by other artists, are also included: 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.
TRACK LISTING: OH YEAH / WHAT’S THE USE (I Still Love You) / SHOOK UP / BARBARA / HEY, MISTER CUPID / NO ONE REALLY CARES / WAKE UP, LITTLE SUSIE / TAKE IT LIKE A MAN / LOVE IS A DANGEROUS THING / DANCE / ANY LITTLE THING (Can Start The Flame Of Love) / RAINING IN MY HEART / STAY AWAY FROM HER / HIS GIRL / BLUE ANGEL (DEMO). With Roy Orbison demo: I GUESS I’M LONELY / VELVETEEN DOLL / SHE’S OKAY/ BABY DON’T STOP.
ROY ORBISON: UP TOWN/ ONLY THE LONELY / RUNNING SCARED / CRYING MARK DINNING: COME BACK TO ME (My Love) / ANOTHER LONELY GIRL
THE VELVETS: TIME AND AGAIN / LANA
DON & EDDIE: YOU FOOL YOU / HEY
CONWAY TWITTY: I’M IN A BLUE, BLUE MOOD
BOBBY VEE & THE CRICKETS: LOOKIN’ FOR LOVE
DON GANT: DAYDREAM (Of You)
DAN FOLGER: THERE CAME A TEAR / INSIDE MY HEART
DAVID BOX: IF YOU CAN’T SAY SOMETHING NICE