Blue on Blue (Bobby Vinton album)

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Blue on Blue
Studio album by Bobby Vinton
Released August 1963
Genre Traditional pop
Length 28:46
Label Epic
Producer Bob 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

Blue on Blue was 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".

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

Composition and background[edit]

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 listing[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Blue on Blue"   Hal David, Burt Bacharach 2:26
2. "Am I Blue"   Harry Akst, Grant Clark 2:19
3. "Blue, Blue Day"   Don Gibson 1:53
4. "Mr. Blue"   DeWayne Blackwell 2:30
5. "Blue Velvet"   Bernie Wayne, Lee Morris 2:47
6. "St. Louis Blues"   W.C. Handy 2:27
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Blue Skies"   Irving Berlin 2:17
2. "Blue Hawaii"   Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger 2:08
3. "Blue Moon"   Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers 2:40
4. "Little Miss Blue"   Bobby Vinton, Shirley Formosa 2:08
5. "Blueberry Hill"   Al Lewis, Larry Stock, Vincent Rose 2:31
6. "My Blue Heaven"   Walter Donaldson, George Whiting 1:50

Album credits[edit]

  • Produced by Bob Morgan
  • Arranged and conducted by Burt Bacharach
  • Cover photo: Hank Parker

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1963 The Billboard 200 10

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1963 "Blue on Blue" The Billboard Hot 100 3
1963 "Blue on Blue" Billboard Adult Contemporary 2
1963 "Blue Velvet" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1963 "Blue Velvet" Billboard Adult Contemporary 1
1963 "Blue Velvet" UK Singles Chart 2

References[edit]

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