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Hi,  Today’s TRIVIA TEASER question is:  In 1956 The Dells charted a hit record that went to #4 on the Billboard R&B chart, but did not chart on the Billboard pop chart.  In 1969 a new version of the song charted at #1 on the R&B chart and #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 (pop chart).  Can you name this classic recording by The Dells?

The answer is listed below.

Till the next time—Joe

Answer:  Oh, What A Night

ELVIS PRESLEY’S VERSION OF “BLUE SUEDE SHOES” WAS AN ALBUM TRACK FROM HIS FIRST RCA-VICTOR ALBUM…”ELVIS PRESLEY” (LPM1254).  THE SONG WAS RECORDED ON JANUARY 30, 1956.  IT ALSO WAS RELEASED ON RCA-VICTOR (EPA747), AN EXTENDED PLAY RECORD THAT ALSO CONTAINED…”TUTTI FRUTTI”, “I GOT A WOMAN” AND “JUST BECAUSE” IN MARCH OF 1956.

“BLUE SUEDE SHOES” WAS RELEASED AS A SINGLE RECORD BECAUSE OF DEMAND AND CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS ON APRIL 7, 1956 AS RCA-VICTOR SINGLE RECORD (47-6636).  THE FLIP-SIDE OF THE RECORD WAS “TUTTI FRUTTI”.  ELVIS PRESLEY’S VERSION OF THIS CARL PERKINS CLASSIC CHARTED AT #20 AND SOLD OVER 1 MILLION COPIES.

1956 WAS ELVIS PRESLEY’S FIRST YEAR ON THE POP CHARTS.  HE CHARTED 17 HIT SINGLE RECORDS. FIVE OF THOSE BECAME MILLION-SELLERS….

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE