As part of a friendly deal Roy Orbison recorded Johnny Cash’s “YOU’RE MY BABY” and Cash recorded Orbison’s “YOU TELL ME.”
Here’s Johnny Cash with Sun Record # 331 “YOU TELL ME” –
Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!
Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash were best friends. At Sun Records, the two made a deal where they each had to do the other guy’s worst song. Orbison’s song “You Tell Me” was done by Cash. Johnny’s song for Roy was a kind of comedy poem called “Little Wooly Booger.” Roy sped it up, helped Johnny with the lyrics and it became “YOU’RE MY BABY!”
Here’s the Rockabilly classic –
“SILENT NIGHT” performed by the Class of ’55
Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, & Carl Perkins are joined by June Carter Cash on The Johnny Cash Christmas Special in 1977 –
On This Day in 1970, Roy Orbison, Barbara Orbison, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee to celebrate the birth of Roy’s 4th son, Roy Kelton Orbison Jr ! Here is a rarity, the only known recording of Roy singing “Happy Birthday” to his then 5 year old namesake in 1975