Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday morning tunes: It's hard to understand, but the touch of your hand can start me crying

Roy Orbison's 1962 classic (number 69 on the Rolling Stones list of 500 greatest songs) "Crying" is one of the few songs to make a second appearance on p3 Saturday morning tunes -- and in two languages.

It takes a hell of a range to pull this song off -- if two and a half octaves makes you step back, you shouldn't even try it. It's been covered by some really gifted singers, including Gene Pitney, Don McLean, k. d. lang, and of course Rebekah del Rio.

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