Posts tagged ‘Roy Orbison’

December 12, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Postcard Elba

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This year we’re upping the vanity aspect of it by sprinkling in our favorite posts of the past year, which you may have missed the first time around.  It was tough to pick just one post for April, as we had a particularly good month of posting, but when you interview a legend – that clearly has to be the winner.  Fred Foster is Music City royalty who helped shape both Roy Orbison and Dolly Parton’s early careers.  He went on to work with Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and many more of the most influential artists of the past fifty years.  Luckily for us, ChaCha is Fred’s granddaughter, and she sat down with him via Skype to talk to him about the Roy Orbison collection The Monument Singles Collection that had just been released.

April 28, 2011

Talk Thursday To Me – Fred Foster

Today we talk to Fred Foster – songwriter, producer and founder of Monument Records about his work with Roy Orbison, whose The Monument Singles Collection was released this Tuesday.

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April 6, 2011

This (Belated) Day in Music History

We got a little caught up yesterday and didn’t get to this in time, but feel it’s too important not to note.  Yesterday was Cowboy Jack Clement‘s birthday, born April 5, 1931. Clements has been perhaps one of the most influential people in country music history that too many people know nothing about.

Well, we’re here to help educate you on the man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, was Townes Van Zant’s first publisher, produced tracks by Louis Armstrong and U2 and continues to facilitate greatness in those he works with, and is apparently one helluva ballroom dancer to boot.

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