“UPTOWN” was recorded by Roy Orbison on Sept. 18, 1959.

Although Orbison recorded a few sessions at Monument before “UPTOWN,” this was the first song to really begin his run with all the parts in place : RCA Studio B, Fred Foster as producer, Roy Orbison’s studio band consisting of Harold Bradley on rhythm guitar, Floyd Cramer on piano, Boots Randolph on saxophone, Buddy Harman on drums, Bob Moore on bass, (Charlie McCoy on harmonica later), and the unbelievable talent of Joe Melson as co-writer.

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