SINGING THE BLUES

Latest update on 11/12/2009

Artist: Marty Robbins
Author: Melvin Endsley
Label: Columbia
Year: 1956

First success for wheelchaired songwriter Melvin Endsley. On his demo (July '55) still called I Never Felt More Like Singing The Blues. Endsley's Knee Deep In The Blues, also cut during that session, became another hit in the hands of the same Marty Robbins, Guy Mitchell and Tommy Steele afterwards.

Covers:

1956:

Guy Mitchell [n°1 US & UK, also for Columbia]

1956:

Tommy Steele & The Steelmen [n°1 UK upon hearing the Guy Mitchell version]

1956:

Roy Orbison

1961:

Don Gibson

1970:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1971:

Black Oak Arkansas

1977:

Melvin Endsley [author]

1980:

Dave Edmunds

1980:

Will Tura [as Ik Zing De Blues]

1988:

Jimmie Dale Gilmore

1989:

Randy Travis

1991:

Paul McCartney

1992:

Kentucky Headhunters

2000:

Bert Jansch

Guy Mitchell's version held the US n°1 position for ten consecutive weeks. Only Elvis did better with his double A-sider Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog (11 weeks in '55), a record that endured the better part of the rock 'n roll era, but was wiped off the tables in the nineties. First by Boys II Men with End Of The Road (12 weeks in '92), later by Whitney Houston, All-4-One, Mariah Carey, Los Del Rio, Toni Braxton, Puff Daddy & Faith Evans, Elton John, Brandy & Monica, Santana...

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