Australian singles chart:
Boppin’ the Blues entered the Kent charts on 31 July 1972 and was a #1 hit. The song was #8 on the Top 100 of 1972.
The song is on Boppin’ the Blues which entered the Kent album charts on 25 December 1972 and peaked #39.
Attributed to Carl Perkins, Howard ‘Curly’ Griffin – see notes below
Record label of Australian release:
Boppin’ The Blues is a 1956 song written by Carl Perkins and Howard “Curley” Griffin and released as a single on Sun Records in May 1956.
The Blackfeather version has little in common with the original apart from the title, although Perkins and Griffin are still credited as writers.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boppin’_the_Blues
The writer credit is to Carl Perkins and his co-writer Howard ‘Curly’ Griffin. It is usually described as a reworking or a makeover of Perkins’ Boppin’ The Blues, but the two records played back-to-back reveal nothing in common but their title. Lyrically, melodically and structurally, they are different songs.
Jonathan Sturm, a friend of Blackfeather pianist Paul Wylde, writes at his website: Neither Paul nor the rest of the band could remember the lyric of the old Carl Perkins song, so they wrote their own.
Read more: www.poparchives.com.au/361/blackfeather/boppin-the-blues
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