Jackie Blue (song)

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"Jackie Blue"
Jackie Blue - Ozark Mountain Daredevils.jpg
Single by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
from the album It'll Shine When It Shines
B-side "Better Days"
Released February 1975 (1975-02)
Format 45 Single
Recorded 1974
Length 4:11 (Album)
3:38 (Single edit)
Label A&M
Writer(s) Steve Cash/Larry Lee
Producer(s) Glyn Johns
David Anderle
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 and spent two weeks at #1 (May 10-17) on the Cashbox Singles Chart in the U.S. It was also a hit internationally: #2 in Canada, #9 in New Zealand, #10 in South Africa, and #27 in Australia.[1] in 1975. The song was sung by the group's drummer, Larry Lee.

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 chorus and the third verse at one point and the second part of the fade at the second point were both 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] Ray Conniff recorded the song for his 1975 album, Another Somebody Did Somebody Wrong Song.

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

Chart performance[edit]


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  3. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
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  7. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1975 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1975-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
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  9. ^ "Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1975". Tropicalglen.com. 1975-12-27. Retrieved 2016-10-09.