Roy Orbison & The Roses
"SWEET AND EASY TO LOVE"
Composer: - Sam C. Phillips-Roy Orbison
Publisher: - B.M.I. - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 423 - Master (2:11)
Recorded: - December 14, 1956
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - November 25, 1960 - Reissued SUN 265
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single SUN 353-A
SWEET AND EASY TO LOVE / DEVIL DOLL
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15084-2-23 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME
Name (Or. No. Of
Roy Orbison - Vocal and Guitar
Janes - Guitar
James M. Van Eaton - Drums
The Roses, Vocal Chorus
of Robert Linville, Tenor;
Ray Rush, Baritone; David Bigham, Bass
With ''Only The Lonely'' sweeping its way through the pop charts, there is no way Sam Phillips wouldn't try at least once to recycle some of his Roy Orbison material.
The problem, of course, was what to recycle. No matter how you sliced it, Sun held title to Orbi the rocker, while it was Orbi the operatic story teller who was charming the kiddies. Despite their 1956 origins, these titles were chosen because they were less
assertive than most of Orbi's catalogue. Moreover, they already boasted a male chorus. Who knows, maybe 1960 teens would take a fancy to barbershop quartets. Turns out, they didn't, and ''Sveedle and Easy'' sunk into obscurity for the second time in four years.