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1960 single by Elvis Presley

A Mess of Blues” is a music initially recorded by Elvis Presley for RCA Information in 1960, and written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. Though launched because the B-side to “It is Now or By no means“, “A Mess of Blues” reached quantity 32 within the U.S. and quantity 2 within the UK independently.

The music was printed by Elvis Presley Music, Inc.

The recording appeared on the 1968 RCA Victor compilation Elvis’ Gold Information Quantity 4.


Sourced from Keith Flynn.[1]

The Blue Moon Boys

Extra musicians

Standing Quo cowl[edit]

“A Mess of Blues” was coated by British rock band Standing Quo in 1983. It was included on the album Again to Again.[2]

As a consequence of a printing error, a number of hundred copies of the image sleeve for this launch have been printed with the entrance and rear images inter-changed.

Monitor itemizing[edit]

7″ single[edit]

  1. “A Mess of Blues” (D Pomus/M Shuman) (3.22)
  2. “Massive Man” (Lancaster/Inexperienced) (3.40)

12″ single[edit]

  1. “A Mess of Blues” (Prolonged model) (D Pomus/M Shuman) (4.48)
  2. “Massive Man” (Lancaster/Inexperienced) (3.40)
  3. “Younger Pretender” (Rossi/Frost) (3.32)

Different variations[edit]

The music has been recorded by Tom Jones and Jools Holland, Peter and Gordon, John Hiatt, Alexis Korner, Delbert McClinton, Lee Curtis and the All-Stars, Henry McCullough Blues Band, Scotty Moore and Paul Ansell, Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding with The Jordanaires, P.J. Proby, and Led Zeppelin as a part of a medley.[3]



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