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Blue on Blue is Bobby Vinton's sixth studio album, released in 1963. Cover versions include the jazz songs "St. Louis Blues" and "Blueberry Hill", "Am I Blue", "Blue, Blue Day", the Fleetwoods' hit "Mr. Blue", "My Blue Heaven", three show tunes ("Blue Skies", "Blue Hawaii" and "Blue Moon"), and The Clovers Rhythm and blues hit, "Blue Velvet".

Blue on Blue
Bluevelvet.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1963
GenrePop
Length28:46
LabelEpic
ProducerBob Morgan
Bobby Vinton chronology
The Greatest Hits of the Golden Groups
(1963)
Blue on Blue
(1963)
There! I've Said It Again
(1964)
Singles from Blue on Blue
  1. "Blue on Blue"
    Released: May 1963
  2. "Blue Velvet"
    Released: 1963

The song "Blue on Blue" was mentioned in Kim Mitchell's hit song "Patio Lanterns".

Composition and backgroundEdit

Completely devoted to songs that refer to the color blue, this album contained two singles: "Blue on Blue", which reached #3 on the U.S. Pop charts and "Blue Velvet", which went on to #1 for three weeks on the same chart.[1] Both songs served as title tracks during their popularity.[1] The album was released after the success of the song "Blue on Blue", but when "Blue Velvet" became a hit, the album's title was changed with it being the title track.[1] It was only after the title change that the album managed to enter the Billboard 200 list of popular albums; it reached #10.[1]

Track listingEdit

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Blue on Blue"Hal David, Burt Bacharach2:26
2."Am I Blue"Harry Akst, Grant Clark2:19
3."Blue, Blue Day"Don Gibson1:53
4."Mr. Blue"DeWayne Blackwell2:30
5."Blue Velvet"Bernie Wayne, Lee Morris2:47
6."St. Louis Blues"W.C. Handy2:27
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Blue Skies"Irving Berlin2:17
2."Blue Hawaii"Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger2:08
3."Blue Moon"Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers2:40
4."Little Miss Blue"Bobby Vinton, Shirley Formosa2:08
5."Blueberry Hill"Al Lewis, Larry Stock, Vincent Rose2:31
6."My Blue Heaven"Walter Donaldson, George Whiting1:50

PersonnelEdit

  • Bob Morgan - producer
  • Burt Bacharach - arranger, conductor
  • Hank Parker - cover photo

ChartsEdit

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1963 The Billboard 200 10

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1963 "Blue on Blue" Billboard Hot 100 3
1963 "Blue on Blue" Billboard Middle-Road Singles 2
1963 "Blue Velvet" Billboard Hot 100 1
1963 "Blue Velvet" Billboard Middle-Road Singles 1
1963 "Blue Velvet" UK Singles Chart 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Adams, Greg. "Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet: Songs, Reviews". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 10 November 2012.