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.
Guy Mitchell [n°1 US & UK, also for Columbia]
Tommy Steele & The Steelmen [n°1 UK upon hearing the Guy Mitchell version]
David Ross [alias Ross McManus, Elvis Costello's dad]
Hugues Aufray [as Tout le long du chemin]
Melvin Endsley [author]
Eddy Mitchell [as Faut pas avoir le blues]
Will Tura [as Ik Zing De Blues]
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...