Ol' Rag Blues

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"Ol' Rag Blues"
Single by Status Quo
from the album Back to Back
Released 2 September 1983 (1983-09-02)
Format 12/7 inch vinyl
Genre Rock
Length 2:51
Label Vertigo
Writer(s) Lancaster/Lamb
Producer(s) Status Quo
Status Quo singles chronology
"Caroline (live)"
"Ol' Rag Blues"
"A Mess of Blues"

"Ol' Rag Blues" is a single released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1983. It was included on the album Back to Back.[1]

"Ol' Rag Blues" originally had lead vocals by Alan Lancaster; however, the final recording used for this single featured a lead vocal performance by Francis Rossi. Keith Lamb, lead singer of British bands The Kase, Sleepy Talk and Mr. Toad, and founder and lead singer of Australia's successful glam rock band, Hush, wrote the song with Status Quo bass player, Alan Lancaster

Track listing[edit]

7 inch[edit]

  1. "Ol' Rag Blues" (Lancaster/Lamb) (2.51)
  2. "Stay The Night" (Rossi/Miller/Frost) (3.20)

12 inch[edit]

  1. "Ol' Rag Blues" (Extended remix) (Lancaster/Lamb) (4.50)
  2. "Stay The Night" (Rossi/Miller/Frost) (3.20)
  3. "Whatever You Want (Live At The N.E.C.)" (Parfitt/Bown) (4.21)


Chart (1983) Position
UK Singles Chart 9
Switzerland 17
Netherlands 20
Sweden 18
Germany 47
Belgium 15
Norway 22
Ireland 7


  1. ^ "Status Quo discography". statusquo.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 

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