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The Clovers - Blue Velvet on The Clovers / Dance Party (1955)

The Clovers - Blue Velvet WLCY Radio Hits
"Blue Velvet" is a popular song written in 1950 by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris. A top 20 hit for Tony Bennett in its original 1951 version, the song has since been recorded many times, with a 1963 version by Bobby Vinton reaching #1.



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"Blue Velvet" was recorded by the Clovers for their album of the same name. Released in 1955 through Atlantic Records, the song was released as a single on 10" shellac. The song was initially recorded, produced, and released when the R&B group was still consisted of John "Buddy" Bailey (lead singer), Billy Mitchell, Matthew McQuater, Harold Lucas, Harold Winley, Bill Harris. Various members of the group left, died, or were replaced, although the group as a whole still performed the song regardless of whom its members were. The track reached #14 on Billboard's Rhythm & Blues Records chart of "Best Sellers in Stores".

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