Blue River (song)

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"Blue River"
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side "Tell Me Why"
"Blue River"
Released December 1965 or January 1966
Format 7" single
Recorded May 27, 1963
Length 1:32
Songwriter(s)
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Puppet on a String" / "Wooden Heart"
(1965)
"Tell Me Why" / "Blue River"
(1965)
"Frankie and Johnny" / "Please Don't Stop Loving Me"
(1966)
"Puppet on a String" / "Wooden Heart"
(1965)
"Tell Me Why" / "Blue River"
(1966)
"Frankie and Johnny" / "Please Don't Stop Loving Me"
(1966)

"Blue River" is a 1965 song by Elvis Presley. He released it on a single in December 1965[1] or January 1966.[2]

Writing and recording[edit]

The song was written by Paul Evans and Fred Tobias.

Presley recorded it on May 27, 1963[3][4][5] at RCA's Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.

Track listings[edit]

7" single (RCA 47-8740, 1965 or January 1966)[6][7]

  1. "Tell Me Why"
  2. "Blue River"

7" single (1965)[8]

  1. "Blue River"
  2. "Do Not Disturb"

7" single (1965)[9]

  1. "Blue River" (2:10)
  2. "You'll Be Gone" (2:20)

7" EP (RCA Victor 86.508 M, France, 1966)[10][11]

  1. "Blue River"
  2. "Memphis Tennessee"
  3. "Puppet on a String"
  4. "Tell Me Why"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1965—1966) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[12] 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[13] Tip
UK (Official Charts Company)[14] 22
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[15] 95
"Blue River / Do Not Disturb"
Australia (retrospect Kent Music Report)[16] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jerry Osborne (1 July 2007). Presleyana VI - the Elvis Presley Record, CD, and Memorabilia Price Guide. Jerry Osborne Enterprises. pp. 62–. ISBN 978-0-932117-49-6. 
  2. ^ Jerry Osborne (1983). Presleyana: Elvis Presley record price guide. O'Sullivan Woodside. ISBN 978-0-89019-083-8. 
  3. ^ John A. Whisler (June 1981). Elvis Presley, reference guide and discography. Scarecrow Press. 
  4. ^ Ernst Jorgensen (22 April 2014). Elvis Presley: A Life In Music. St. Martin's Press. pp. 274–. ISBN 978-1-4668-6855-7. 
  5. ^ Dirk Vellenga; Mick Farren (1 July 1988). Elvis and the colonel. Delacorte Press. ISBN 978-0-385-29521-5. 
  6. ^ "australian-charts.com - Elvis Presley - Tell Me Why". Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  7. ^ "Elvis Presley - Tell Me Why at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Elvis Presley - Blue River at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  9. ^ "Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - Blue River at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  10. ^ "australian-charts.com - Elvis Presley - Blue River". Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  11. ^ "Elvis Presley, The Jordanaires - Blue River...Memphis Tennessee/Puppet On A String.Tell Me Why (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Elvis Presley – Kissin' Cousins" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Elvis Presley – Kissin' Cousins" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  14. ^ "Elvis Presley - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  15. ^ "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  16. ^ David Kent. "Australian Chart Book 1940–1969". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
    "Elvis Presley: The Australian Singles Chart : 1956–2006". Elvis Australia : Official Elvis Presley Fan Club : www.elvis.com.au. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 

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