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It is considered one of the first rockabilly records, incorporating elements of bluescountry and pop music of the time. Perkins' original Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley of the song was on the Cashbox Best Selling Singles list for 16 weeks and spent two weeks in the number two position.
It was also recorded by Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochranamong many others. Johnny Cash planted the seed for the song in the fall ofwhile Perkins, Cash, Elvis Presley and other Louisiana Hayride acts toured Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley the South. Cash told Perkins of a black airman, C. White,  whom he had met when serving in the military in Germany, who had referred to his military regulation airmen's shoes as "blue suede shoes".
Cash suggested that Perkins write a song about the shoes. Perkins replied, "I don't know anything about shoes. How can I write a song about shoes?
When Perkins played a dance on December 4,he noticed a couple dancing near the stage. Between songs, he heard a stern, forceful voice say, "Uh-uh, don't step on my Abismes - Auxili - Dolç Atac That night Perkins began working on a song based on the incident.
His first thought was to frame it with a nursery rhyme. He considered, and quickly discarded "Little Jack Horner After playing five chords while singing "Well, it's one for the money Two for the show Three to get ready Now go, man, go! I recorded it on December 19",  for Sun Records. Perkins' recording of "Blue Suede Shoes" was released in earlyas Sun Two copies of the song on rpm records were sent to Perkins but arrived broken.
He soon discovered that the song was available in the newer 7-inch microgrooved rpm format and was disappointed that he didn't have a copy in the older, more substantial rpm format. In Jackson where Perkins lived and Memphis, radio stations were playing the flip side of the record, " Honey Don't. On February 11 it was the number two single on Memphis charts; it was number one the next week and remained there for the next three months.
The Jamboree was broadcast from the Dallas Sportatoriumwith about 4, seats, and it sold out for each of Perkins' performances. Music shops in Dallas ordered a huge number of copies of the record,  and at one point it was selling at a rate of 20, copies per day. A Song Hits review of the song, published on February 18, stated that "Perkins has come up with some wax here that has hit the national retail chart in almost record time. Interestingly enough, the disk has a measure of appeal for pop and r.
On March 17, Perkins became the first country artist to reach the number three spot on the rhythm and blues charts. Perkins was booked to appear on The Perry Como Show on NBC-TV on March 24, but on March 22 he and his band were in a serious automobile crash on the way to New York City, resulting in Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley death of a truck driver and the hospitalization of both Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley and his brother.
Perkins Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley attained the stardom of Presley, who, according to Perkins, "had everything. He had the looks, the moves, the manager, and the talent. And he didn't look like Mr. Edlike a lot of us did, Elvis was hitting them with sideburns, flashy clothes, and no ring on the finger.
I had three kids. By mid-April, more than one million copies of "Shoes" had been sold,  earning Perkins a gold record. Perkins acquired the rights to Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley song, along with all of his other songs recorded for Sun Records, in Recording cover versions of songs was a common practice during the s and s, and "Blue Suede Shoes" was one of the first songs RCA Victor wanted its newly contracted artist, Elvis Presley, to record.
RCA Victor, with its superior distribution and radio contacts, knew it could probably steal a hit record from Phillips and Perkins. Presley, who knew both Perkins and Phillips from his days at Sun Recordsgave in to pressure from RCA, but he requested that the company hold back his version from release as a single. Fontana on drums. According to Moore, when the song was recorded, "We just went in there and started playing, just winged it.
Just followed however Elvis felt. Presley performed the song on national television three times in The first was February 11 on Stage Show.
Presley mentioned blue suede shoes a second time on this show: in a song during the "Range Roundup" comedy skit with Allen, Andy Griffithand Imogene Cocahe delivered the line, "I'm a-warnin' you galoots, don't step on Go (Radio Mix) - Mario - How Do I Breathe blue suede shoes.
Moore has said that Presley recorded the song to help out Perkins after his accident. Of course, Carl was glad he did. It really helped as his record started going down. When another soldier tries to unplug the jukebox, the audience erupts in a fight. He did it on this occasion because the rest of the soundtrack was recorded in stereo, and thus a stereo version of "Blue Suede Shoes" was required.
The version uses virtually the same arrangement as the recording. This version was included on the soundtrack album to G. Blues but was never released as a single in the United States. The video featured a contemporary setting and actors and Carl Perkins in a cameo appearancewith Presley shown in archival footage.
It was referenced in the record as "Shoes", by Pa Gherkins. Rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran recorded his version in May or June As a rock-and-roll standard, "Blue Suede Shoes" has been performed and recorded by many artists.
Some charting renditions include:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Blue Suede Shoes disambiguation. Original song written and composed by Carl Perkins. The Atlantic. December Retrieved February 24, It was Sun Records owner and producer Sam Phillips who convinced Perkins to change the opening from "go, boy, go" to "go, cat, go.
Go, Cat, Go! Hyperion Press. Retrieved April 21, Rockabilly Legends. Rockin' in Time. Rockin' in Times. February 7, Hyperion Press, Go, Cat, Go! Chicago Review Press. Archived from the original on July 18, Overture To The Sun - Various - Stanley Kubricks A Clockwork Orange Home Video Syndications, Rockin' Country Style.
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