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14-NOV-2013 Jola Dziubinska

Blue Suede Shoes

"Blue Suede Shoes" is a rock and roll standard written and first recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955 and is considered one of the first rockabilly (rock and roll) records and incorporated elements of blues, country and pop music of the time.

Johnny Cash planted the seed for the song in the fall of 1955, while Perkins, Cash, Elvis Presley, and other Louisiana Hayride acts toured throughout the South. Cash told Perkins of a black airman whom he had met when serving in the military in Germany. He had referred to his military regulation air shoes as "blue suede shoes." Cash suggested that Carl write a song about the shoes. Carl replied, "I don't know anything about shoes. How can I write a song about shoes?"

When Perkins played a dance on December 4, 1955, he noticed a couple dancing near the stage. Between songs, Carl heard a stern, forceful voice say, "Uh-uh, don't step on my suedes!" Carl looked down and noted that the boy was wearing blue suede shoes and one had a scuff mark. "Good gracious, a pretty little thing like that and all he can think about is his blue suede shoes, thought Carl".
That night Perkins began working on a song based on the incident.

(From Wikipedia)

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Chris21-Nov-2013 19:37
Super image, but it remains an Elvis favourite for me!
carol j. phipps18-Nov-2013 02:15
Terrific image!
LynnH17-Nov-2013 21:30
I like it!!!
Stephanie17-Nov-2013 14:07
Don't step on them! ;)
Great image for the song! V
borisalex16-Nov-2013 09:08
Creative thinking of you here!
Cindi Smith16-Nov-2013 04:06
I love the stories behind the songs. Nice work here, my friend!
Karen Stuebing15-Nov-2013 21:58
Great processing on these loafers. Love the blue tones. V.
V Neil Knobbe15-Nov-2013 21:22
Love the image Jola. I really like hearing stories behind why songs have been written as well. Thanks.
larose forest photos15-Nov-2013 19:14
Johnny did a great version of this song, but still love Carl Perkins' one. Great image! V
J. Scott Coile15-Nov-2013 17:42
A great time in musical history. Hard to imagine all of those greats breaking through at the same time!
laine15-Nov-2013 08:24
cool blues....!!
Janice Dunn15-Nov-2013 04:47
Blue, blue. Blue suede shoes!!
wernere0115-Nov-2013 02:07
Guess they are brown in reality, but now it´s a gorgeous blue and a fine little story too about that classic song.
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