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Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008

The Soul of Rock and Roll (Monument/Legacy)

If Roy Orbison's career had ended after his 1950s rockabilly phase, he would still have been assured of a footnote in the history of music. Along with Sun Records peers such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, Orbison's songs showed a sly, rascally character that put a fun spin on the fledgling movement called rock 'n' roll. Of course, if that had been the end, he would have remained a cult act at best. And the music world wouldn't have taken full advantage...