BLUEBERRY HILL

Latest update on 08/08/2017

Artist: Sammy Kaye Orch.
Author: Al Lewis/Larry Stock/Vincent Rose
Label: Victor
Year: 1940

Vocal: Tommy Ryan. The melody slightly echoes Didier Hébert's I Woke Up One Morning In May (1929 - Columbia), sung in cajun French as Je me suis levé matin dans Mai and reissued on Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music.

Covers:

1940:

Gene Krupa

1940:

Glenn Miller

1940:

Kay Kyser

1940:

Russ Morgan

1940:

Gene Autry [also in film The Singing Hill (1941)]

1940:

Connee Boswell

1940:

Jimmy Dorsey

1949:

Louis Armstrong

1949:

Steve Gibson & The Red Caps

1953:

Clifford Brown

1956:

Fats Domino [n°1 R&B]

1956:

Little Richard

1957:

Elvis Presley [with the same lyrical mistake as Fats "the vows we made were only to be" instread of "were never to be"]

1957:

Mose Allison

1957:

Inconnus [as Les Plaines bleues]

1958:

Ricky Nelson

1958:

Pat Boone

1959:

Andy Williams

1959:

Conway Twitty

1959:

Carl Mann

1959:

Duane Eddy

1960:

Bill Haley

1960:

John Barry

1960:

Christa Williams é Gita Lind [as Ein kleines Haus]

1960:

Buster Brown

1961:

Cliff Richard

1961:

Skeeter Davis

1963:

Hank Crawford

1963:

Jimmy Smith

1964:

Slim Harpo

1967:

Dave Clark Five

1967:

Everly Brothers

1971:

Loretta Lynn

1971:

Wilbert Harrison

1972:

Dick Rivers

1974:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1975:

Jaap Dekker Boogie Set

1975:

Little Richard

1976:

Beach Boys

1977:

Adriano Celentano

1980:

Jah Wobble

1985:

Link Wray

1986:

Lester Bowie

1987:

Freddie Hubbard

1987:

Yellowman

1999:

Bruce Cockburn

2007:

Elton John

Blueberry Hill is so associated with Fats Domino, the contours of both singer and mountain match. Quite an acchievement since Blueberry Hill appears to be just one peak in a whole Blueberry range. The hill was many times older than Fats' version. Also, when he recorded it in '56, this was the first successful R&B cover of something out of Hollywood. Following Fats Domino's Blueberry Hill came Little Richard's Baby Face and By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, two other pre-war standards. Fats followed it up with My Blue Heaven, What's The Reason I'm Not Pleasing You, Margie and Red Sails In The Sunset. More Blueberry Hill's: Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy J. Kramer and Mud.

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