16. Roustabout

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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:46 am

Roustabout – product information and synopsis (from American Film Institute)

Charlie Rogers, an embittered orphan who makes his living as a singer-guitarist, is involved in a motorcycle accident with a jeep driven by Joe Lean. Annoyed at Charlie's shouted advances to his daughter Cathy, Joe runs Charlie off the highway, wrecking his motorcycle and guitar. Maggie, who owns a carnival where Cathy is an assistant, promises to have the motorcycle repaired and the guitar replaced; in the meantime, she hires Charlie as a roustabout at her carnival. Although Charlie is unhappy with the work, his increasing fondness for Cathy keeps him on the job after the motorcycle and guitar are returned. Charlie soon becomes a featured attraction as a singer, and the carnival, which was on the verge of bankruptcy, begins to make money. Harry Carver, an unscrupulous businessman, makes Charlie an offer to perform in a nightclub for more money, and, after an argument with Joe and squabbles with Cathy and Maggie, he accepts. Charlie is an immense success, but Maggie's carnival is again on the verge of closing. Cathy comes to one of Charlie's performances, and they realize that they are in love. Charlie leaves Carver and returns to Maggie's carnival in time to save it.


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Re: 16. Roustabout

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Re: 16. Roustabout

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Re: 16. Roustabout

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Re: 16. Roustabout

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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:57 am

Note with demo versions


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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby Colin B » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:58 am

Roustabout Letter to Barbara Stanwyck.JPG



They couldn't even be arsed to spell her name right...
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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby colonel snow » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:18 pm

LP Roustabout

The Jordanaires were the backing vocal group during the recording sessions of Roustabout; they are credited on the label.
Later on it was decided to record another version of Roustabout. The re-recording took place on 29 april 1964 (track) / 14 may 1964 vocal overdub (with backing vocal group the Mello Man). The Jordanaires were not available in the recording studio that day. The Mellomen were not credited on the label.
The first version of Roustabout (with The Jordanaires) was rejected and finally released later on.


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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby Colin B » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:25 pm

colonel snow wrote:LP Roustabout

The Jordanaires were the backing vocal group during the recording sessions of Roustabout; they are credited on the label.
Later on it was decided to record another version of Roustabout.
The re-recording took place on 29 april 1964 (track) / 14 may 1964 vocal overdub (with backing vocal group the Mello Man).
The Jordanaires were not available in the recording studio that day.
The Mellomen were not credited on the label.
The first version of Roustabout (with The Jordanaires) was rejected and finally released later on.


Not heard this before.

Can you tell us which releases have the Mellomen version & which have the Jordanaires ?

Or are you referring to the I'm a Roustabout song as the 'original' version with the Jordanaires ?
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