A Mess of Blues

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"A Mess Of Blues"
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side"It's Now or Never"
ReleasedJuly 5, 1960
RecordedMarch 20, 1960
GenreRhythm and blues
Length2:40
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Stuck on You" / "Fame and Fortune"
(1960)
"It's Now or Never" / "A Mess Of Blues"
(1960)
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" / "I Gotta Know"
(1960)
"Stuck on You" / "Fame and Fortune"
(1960)
"It's Now or Never" / "A Mess Of Blues"
(1960)
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" / "I Gotta Know"
(1960)

"A Mess Of Blues" is a song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman that was originally recorded by Elvis Presley for RCA Records in 1960, reaching number 32 in the US charts and number 2 in the UK charts.

Personnel[edit]

Sourced from Keith Flynn.[1]

The Blue Moon Boys

Additional musicians

Status Quo cover[edit]

"A Mess Of Blues"
Single by Status Quo
from the album Back to Back
Released28 November 1983 (1983-11-28)
Format12 and 7 inch vinyl
GenreBoogie rock
Length3:22
LabelVertigo
Songwriter(s)Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Producer(s)Status Quo
Status Quo singles chronology
"Ol' Rag Blues"
(1983)
"A Mess Of Blues"
(1983)
"Marguerita Time"
(1983)
"Ol' Rag Blues"
(1983)
"A Mess Of Blues"
(1983)
"Marguerita Time"
(1983)

"A Mess Of Blues" was a single released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1983. It was included on the album Back to Back.[2]

Due to a printing error several hundred copies of the picture sleeve for this release were printed with the front and rear photographs inter-changed.

Track listing[edit]

7 inch[edit]

  1. "A Mess Of Blues" (D Pomus/M Shuman) (3.22)
  2. "Big Man" (Lancaster/Green) (3.40)

12 inch[edit]

  1. "A Mess Of Blues" (Extended version) (D Pomus/M Shuman) (4.48)
  2. "Big Man" (Lancaster/Green) (3.40)
  3. "Young Pretender" (Rossi/Frost) (3.32)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Position
UK Singles Chart 15
Ireland 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/600320.html
  2. ^ "Status Quo discography". statusquo.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2010-02-25. Retrieved 2010-01-04.

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