Colouring The Past
ROY ORBISON - MEAN WOMAN BLUES (in colour)
The video here is the Big O performing MEAN WOMAN BLUES on the 1964 ‘Roy Orbison Show’.
I've upscaled and colourised the original black and white film.
A 12-bar blues number written by Claude Demetrius, MEAN WOMAN BLUES was first recorded by Elvis Presley and then by Jerry Lee Lewis on Sun Records in 1957.
Jerry Lee Lewis' version differed significantly lyrically from the Claude de Metrius version as recorded by Elvis Presley.
Roy Orbison's 1963 recording used the lyrics from the 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis version.
Hello, and a warm welcome to everyone who has joined COLOURING THE PAST.
The page is my attempt to add a little colour to the cheeks of the past. It's not intended to offer anything 'better' than the original black & white footage; just a different take.
Running the page is a one-man operation. I write and research the articles, and edit the videos which involves several hours of work - upscaling, colourising and tweaking in various software.
This takes about half a day of unpaid work. If you could see fit to make a small donation then I would be genuinely grateful.
Thank you and best wishes, Paul 🙂
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