Jackie Blue (song)

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"Jackie Blue"
Single by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
from the album It'll Shine When It Shines
B-side Better Days
Released October 1974 (1974-10)
Format 45 Single
Recorded 1973
Genre Southern Rock
Length 4:11 (Album)
3:38 (Single edit)
Label A&M
Writer(s) Steve Cash/Larry Lee
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils singles chronology
"Look Away"
"Jackie Blue"
"If I Only Knew"

"Jackie Blue" is a single by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils from their 1974 album, It'll Shine When It Shines. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100[citation needed] and #10 in South Africa[1] in 1975. The song was sung by the group's drummer, Larry Lee, in a high register, which made some fans think that it was sung by a woman. The song about a girl, was originally supposed to be about drugs, but that was downplayed.[citation needed]

The version appearing on the album has a running time of 4:11, while the single was edited to 3:16 with an erroneous time of 3:38. The version that appears on some later CD hit compilations is the actual 3:38 edit. In the edit, the fourth verse and the third bridge were omitted.[citation needed]

It was recorded by The Smashing Pumpkins in 1991 as part of the Gish recording and was later released on the compilation 20 Explosive Dynamic Super Smash Hit Explosions!. This recording later appeared in the 2012 re-release of Pisces Iscariot.[citation needed]

AM & Shawn Lee recorded a cover of "Jackie Blue" for their 2011 album Celestial Electric.[2]