ARMY BLUE

Latest update on 20/12/2016

Artist: American Quartet
Author: William Fosdick/George Poulton
Label: Victor
Year: 1913

Originally a Civil War era folk ballad (1861). Sometimes referred to as Aura Lea. In 1865 it was adopted as class song by West Point graduates as Army Blue. Was also used in James Dean film East Of Eden ('54), again pre Elvis.

Covers:

1936:

Frances Farmer [as Aura Lea in Howard Hawks/William Wyler film Come And Get It]

1938:

Shelton Brothers & The Sunshine Boys [Bob & Joe Shelton also cut Just Because (see there), also picked up by Elvis]

1956:

Elvis Presley [as Love Me Tender N°1 US; new lyrics by Vera Matson, alias her husband Ken Darby]

1956:

Jérolas [as L'amour et moi; band from Quebec]

1957:

Serge Simple [as l'Amour qui m'enchaine à toi]

1958:

George Hamilton IV

1960:

Frank Sinatra [in duet with Elvis]

1961:

Connie Francis

1962:

Duane Eddy [as Love Me Tender]

1962:

Julie Andrews [idem]

1962:

Johnny Cash

1963:

Richard Chamberlain [idem]

1963:

Pat Boone [idem]

1965:

Platters [idem]

1966:

Chuck Jackson [idem]

1967:

Johnny Hallyday [as Amour d'été; n°1 Fr]

1967:

Percy Sledge

1968:

Amen Corner

1970:

Albert King

1970:

Johnny Nash

1970:

Marty Robbins

1972:

Annette Peacock

1973:

Bert Kaempfert

1974:

Mick Ronson

1978:

Linda Ronstadt

1978:

James Brown

1981:

Will Tura [as Hou Van Mij Met Heel Je Hart]

1982:

B.B. King

1982:

Paul Haig

1983:

Della Reese

1985:

Willie Nelson

1987:

Mental As Anything

1989:

Link Wray

1991:

Cumberland Three [feat. John Stewart; on a concept cd with Civil War songs]

1991:

John Hartford [as Aura Lea on Song Of The Civil War]

1991:

Mina

1992:

Amy Grant [in film Honeymoon In Vegas]

1994:

Tony Bennett

2002:

Helmut Lotti [most as Love Me Tender]

2009:

Ronnie Van Bemmel [as Tranen Door De Wind Gedroogd]

2010:

Barry Manilow

2010:

Johnny Mathis

2011:

Jan Rot [as Geef Me Liefde]

2013:

Andrea Bocelli [as Love Me Tender]

2013:

Petula Clark [idem]

2015:

Anonymous 4

Elvis sang it in his first film, originally titled The Reno Brothers, but following his hit recording, Love Me Tender became the obvious new title. The film action is set against a Civil War background.

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