What is a Blue Bayou?
The Blue Bayou was a quiet bayou located in Louisiana. In the Blue Bayou, a thin layer of mist would often float over the water’s surface. The inhabitants of the bayou typically lived in houseboats and elevated shacks that were situated in the middle of the swamp.
The Original Blue Bayou
“Blue Bayou” was written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. Roy Orbison’s songs, production, and performance were key factors in his success. His songs were original in structure, sound and style. He was willing to take a chance on a sound that did not conform to what was acceptable at that time. Roy Orbison developed an unbroken string of Top 40 hits that lasted for four years and he became the top selling American artist and one of the world’s biggest names.