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

HMV POP 272 (78 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 F2WB, part of the RCA system.

F2 = 1955

Side 1: F2WB 8117     Side 2: F2WB 8042

POP 272 (45rpm)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Front)

Type 1:

This sleeve was white with black printing.

 

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Stamped Top Centre)

Greatest Artists - Finest Recording (Under The Centre Hole)

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" underneath, Under the logo.

78 R.P.M. RECORD (To The Right)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Rear)

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE"

records are great favourites

why not add these to your collection? (Stamped Top Centre)

 

(Various Artists Promoted Throughout the Sleeve)

GIVE RECORD TOKENS ...

they solve all your gift problems (Under The Centre Hole)

Distributing Organisation for Great Britain     

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED          

                     RECORD DIVISION                            

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

 

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" underneath, Under the logo.   

Export Distributing Organisation

E.M.I.    INTERNATIONAL     LIMITED

 HAYES     MIDDLESEX     ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Right Side)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Front)

Type 2:

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

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

For The Tops in Pops (Top Centre)

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" underneath.

 

78 R.P.M RECORD (Either Side Of Logo)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Rear)

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

"His Master's Voice" (Bold Red Italics)

For The Tops in Pops (Top Centre)

Main Body Text: Promoting of other HMV artists.

Distributing Organisation for Great Britain

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED

RECORD DIVISION

8-11 GREAT CASTLE STREET, LONDON, W.1 (Bottom Left of Sleeve)

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" underneath.

Export Distributing Organisation

E.M.I. INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

HAYES. MIDDLESEX. ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Bottom Right of Sleeve)

(Test Pressing/Factory Sample/Demo/Promo)

(Factory Sample - Side 1)

(Factory Sample - Side 2)

(Blue Label, HMV Logo, White Lettering, Solid Centre)

(Variation 1 - Side 1)

(Blue Label)

HIS MASTER'S VOICE (White Lettering)

(Solid Centre)
(1956 Pressing)
(Mono)

Robbins, Francis Day

NCB

B.I.E.M (Boxed)
(Bottom of Label)

(Variation 1 - Side 2)

RT Tax Code

POP. 272

Victoria, Francis Day

Chappell, NCB
(Bottom of Label)

(Blue Label, HMV Logo, White Lettering, Solid Centre)

(LABEL COMBINATION)

(Side 1: Variation 1: Side 2 Label)

(LABEL COMBINATION)
(Side 2: Variation 1)

​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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