Although Montgomery wrote the song for a different artist in mind, it was brought first to the attention of Wilma Burgess in It was subsequently recorded by Eddy Arnold the following year, whose version became more successful. Following Moore's revival of the track, numerous artists re-covered the tune, including country artist Billie Jo Spears.
Spears's version would also go on to become a successful single release. Numerous other artists and musicians of different genres have recorded their own versions of "Misty Blue". It was a gift and it was perfect for Brenda Lee, but she turned it down. It ultimately became her highest-charting single. Paul Wadey of The Independent called Burgess's version of the song "soulful", noting that she was "an East NY Theory Remix - Group Home Presents Brain Sick Mob* - Unreleased Siccness song stylist who was at her best when handling romantic ballads.
Arnold recorded his version of the track on April 20, with producer Chet Atkins. The song was released as a single in May and it became a major hit for Arnold.
The song became even more successful than Wilma Burgess's original release. Arnold's Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue / Here It Is Blue" peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, crossed over to number fifty-seven on the Hot singles chartand number thirteen on the adult contemporary chart.
Arnold's release is the most successful cover version to be released by a Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue / Here It Is artist. Greg Adams of Allmusic called Arnold's version "pure MOR pop vocal material" and would later say, " Arnold's smooth crooning and Bill Walker's easy listening string arrangements are bound for the supper club.
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They had the lyrics typed out and [put] in front of me. And we did that record in one take. Evidently reluctant to release the track themselves, Malaco Records shopped Moore's "Misty Blue" to major labels without success, with the track remaining "in the can" Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue / Here It Is November when the cash-strapped Malaco Records used the last of its resources to press Moore's "Misty Blue" which they released themselves.
When Moore was advised of her recording's belated release by Couch Dorothy Moore quote: "I [asked to] come in [to the studio] and add one thing to it. I had a copy of the recording [and had realized] the intro was too long - and [so] I put that 'mmmm-ooh-a-ooh' over the first few notes. After receiving its initial airplay in Chicago and Washington DC,  Moore's single broke in the southern states in April and three months later it was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Billboard ranked it as the No. Inthe English trip hop trio Amillionsons released a song which heavily sampled the track titled "Mistiblue", which reached number 39 in the UK. Mary J. The revival of "Misty Blue" by Dorothy Moore renewed country artists' interests in the song.
Spears had recently regained success with the help of Butler's modern production and had major hits with songs like " Blanket on the Ground " and "What I've Got in Mind".
The song would peak within the top five of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart that year, becoming Spears's fourth top-ten single. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Misty Blue disambiguation. Country Nashville Sound. Tom Couch James Stroud.
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