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Blue Moon/I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine

HMV POP 272 (45 rpm)

Track Listing:

Side 1:

1. Blue Moon

Side 2:

1. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine

Released: November 1956:

Sound Format: mono

UK Single No. (06)

This release contained material recorded earlier in his career at Sun Records in Memphis.

NOTE: This single was issued using the matrix number 7XAV, part of the EMI system.

Side 1: 7XAV 1482     Side 2: 7XAV 1483

POP 272 (78rpm)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Front)

Type 1:

This sleeve was a pale yellow colour with red printing,
 

The HMV logo, located at the top-centre of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice" underneath, Under the logo it read: The Hallmark of Quality. (Both Sides)

 

Boxed instructions Both Sides stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 REVS. PER MINUTE

(left-centre) and

The use of "EMITEX" cleaning material (available from record dealers) will preserve this record and keep it free from dust. (right-centre)

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Bold Red Capitals - Under Centre Hole)

(Both Sides)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Rear)

Under "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" at the bottom of the sleeve, the following information could be found:

Distributing Organisation for Great Britain     

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED          

                     RECORD DIVISION                            

8-11 GREAT CASTLE STREET, LONDON, W.1  (Left Side)        

Export Distributing Organisation

E.M.I.    INTERNATIONAL     LIMITED

 HAYES     MIDDLESEX     ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Right Side)

Note: Type 1:

This sleeve was a pale yellow colour with black printing, Not normally used for Elvis releases.

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Front)

Type 2:

This sleeve was a pale yellow colour with red printing,
 

This record has an optional centre. In its present form it can be played upon three speed record players or radiograms with a small centre spindle. (Top Left - Both Sides)

To play this 45 r.p.m. record on record players and radiograms with a large centre post remove the small centre disc of the record by pressing with the thumbs. (Top Right - Both Sides)

The HMV logo, located at the top-centre of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice" underneath, Under the logo it read: The Hallmark of Quality. (Both Sides)

 

Boxed instructions Both Sides stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 REVS. PER MINUTE

(left-centre) and

The use of "EMITEX" cleaning material (available from record dealers) will preserve this record and keep it free from dust. (right-centre)

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Bold Red Capitals - Under Centre Hole)

(Both Sides)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Rear)

Under "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" at the bottom of the sleeve, the following information could be found:

Distributing Organisation for Great Britain     

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED          

                     RECORD DIVISION                            

8-11 GREAT CASTLE STREET, LONDON, W.1  (Left Side)        

Export Distributing Organisation

E.M.I.    INTERNATIONAL     LIMITED

 HAYES     MIDDLESEX     ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Right Side)

 

(Thanks to Paul Alner For The Information)

(Sleeve Variation 3 - Front)

Type 3:

This sleeve was a pale brown colour with red printing,
 

This record has an optional centre. In its present form it can be played upon three speed record players or radiograms with a small centre spindle. (Top Left - Both Sides)

To play this 45 r.p.m. record on record players and radiograms with a large centre post remove the small centre disc of the record by pressing with the thumbs. (Top Right - Both Sides)

The HMV logo, located at the top-centre of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice" underneath, Under the logo it read: The Hallmark of Quality. (Both Sides)

 

Boxed instructions stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 REVS. PER MINUTE

(left-centre) and

WHEN NECESSARY CLEAN RECORD WITH A SLIGHTLY MOIST CLOTH (right-centre)

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Bold Red Capitals - Under Centre Hole)

(Both Sides)

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LTD. HAYES. MIDDLESEX. ENGLAND (Bottom of Sleeve)

(Sleeve Variation 3 - Rear)

Boxed instructions stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 REVS. PER MINUTE

(left-centre) and

THE WORLD'S GREATEST ARTISTES RECORD FOR "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (right-centre)

Under "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" at the bottom of the sleeve, the following information could be found:

COPYRIGHT SUBSISTS IN H.M.V. RECORDS. ANY UNAUTHORISED BROADCASTING, LIVE PERFORMANCE OR RE-RECORDING OF SUCH RECORDS IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER WILL CONSTITUTE AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT AND IS FORBIDDEN. APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE GRAMAPHONE CO. LTD., HAYES, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND.

(Sleeve Variation 4 - Front)

Type 3:

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Bold White Capitals)

For The Tops in Pops

(Top Centre - Both Sides)

Boxed instructions stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 R. P. M. (left-centre - Both Sides)

The use of "EMITEX" cleaning material (available from record dealers) will preserve this record and keep it free from dust. (right-centre - Both Sides)

Main Graphic: Illustrations of people dancing (Both Sides)

The HMV logo, located at the bottom-centre of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice"

REGD. TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE Co. LTD. (Below The HMV Logo)

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LTD. HAYES. MIDDLESEX. ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Bottom of Sleeve)

(Sleeve Variation 4 - Rear)

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Bold White Capitals)

For The Tops in Pops

(Top Centre - Both Sides)

Boxed instructions stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 R. P. M. (left-centre - Both Sides)

The use of "EMITEX" cleaning material (available from record dealers) will preserve this record and keep it free from dust. (right-centre - Both Sides)

Main Graphic: Illustrations of people dancing (Both Sides)

The HMV logo, located at the bottom-left of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice"

REGD. TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE Co. LTD. underneath,

E.M.I. RECORDS LIMITED

(CONTROLLED BY ELECTRIC AND MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED)

HAYES. MIDDLESEX. ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Bottom of Sleeve)

(Sleeve Variation 5 - Front)

Type 5:

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

Identical To Variation 4 Except for White Tabs in Top Corners

(Sleeve Variation 5 - Rear)

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

Identical To Variation 4 Except for White Tabs in Top Corners

(Test Pressing/Factory Sample/Demo/Promo)

(Factory Sample - Side 1)

(White Label)

Stamped H. M. V.

Double Sided "Blue Moon"

Demonstration Test Record

NOT FOR SALE

(Knockout Centre)

(1956 Pressing)

(Mono)

(Stamped Details)

(Factory Sample - Side 2)

(Cream Label)

Stamped H. M. V.

Double Sided "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine"

Demonstration Test Record

(Purple Label, HMV Logo, Gold Lettering, Knockout Centre)

(Variation 1 - Side 1)

(Purple Label)

HIS MASTER'S VOICE (Gold Lettering)

(Knockout Centre)
(1956 Pressing)
(Mono)

(Variation 1 - Side 2)

(Serrated Edge)

 VICTORIA MUS
FRANCIS DAY

                                     CHAPPELL
                                     NCB
                           (Between Lines On Left)


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

(Purple Label, HMV Logo, Gold Lettering, Jigsaw Centre)

(Variation 2 - Side 1)

(Purple Label)

HIS MASTER'S VOICE (Gold Lettering)

(Jigsaw Centre)
(1956 Pressing)
(Mono)

(Variation 2 - Side 2)

(Serrated Edge)

 VICTORIA MUS
FRANCIS DAY

                                     CHAPPELL
                                     NCB
                           (Between Lines On Left)


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

​UK Chart Information:

 

This single entered the UK charts on November 22, 1956, peaking at no. 9.

Chart Run: (11 Weeks) (Blue Moon)

22/11/1956 - 15

29/11/1956 - 09

06/12/1956 - 09

13/12/1956 - 09

20/12/1956 - 11

27/12/1956 - 17

03/01/1957 - 22

10/01/1957 - 22

17/01/1957 - 17

24/01/1957 - 17

31/01/1957 - 26

Chart Run: (1 Week) (I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine)

29/11/1956 - 29

Chart Run: (3 Weeks)

27/12/1956 - 23

03/01/1957 - 26

10/01/1957 - 30

Information: www.officialcharts.com

Recording Information:

Blue Moon

(August 15 - 19, 1954: Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee)

I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine

(September 12 - 16, 1954: Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee)

Elvis UK Sheet Music

used by kind permission: (Thanks to Robert)

elvisechoesofthepast.com/

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