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Fats Domino Comes To Austin City Limits With "BlueBerry Hill"

Fats Domino Comes To Austin City Limits With "BlueBerry Hill"
"Blueberry Hill" is a popular song published in 1940 best remembered for its 1950s rock n' roll version of Fats Domino. The music was written by Vincent Rose, the lyrics by Larry Stock and Al Lewis. It was recorded six times in 1940.  Victor Records released the recording by the Sammy Kaye Orchestra with vocals by Tommy Ryan on May 31, 1940, with the flip side "Maybe". Gene Krupa's version was issued on OKeh on June 3 and singer Mary Small did a vocal version on the same label with Nat Brandwynne's orchestra, released June 20, 1940, on OKeh Records.
Other 1940 recordings were by The Glenn Miller Orchestra on Bluebird Records, Kay Kyser, Russ Morgan, Gene Autry (also in the 1941 film The Singing Hill, Connee Boswell, and Jimmy Dorsey. The largest 1940 hit was by The Glenn Miller Orchestra, where it reached #1. Louis Armstrong's 1949 recording charted in the Billboard Top 40, re…