|Recorded||December 19, 1955|
|Studio||Memphis Recording Service, Memphis, Tennessee|
|Genre||Rockabilly, rock and roll|
“Blue Suede Shoes” is a rock-and-roll standard written and first recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955. It is considered one of the first rockabilly records, incorporating elements of blues, country and pop music of the time. Perkins’ original version of the song was on the Cashbox Best Selling Singles list for 16 weeks and spent two weeks at the number two position.
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“Blue Suede Shoes” was chosen by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”. In 1986, Perkins’ version was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame and in 1999, National Public Radio included “Blue Suede Shoes” in the NPR 100, in which NPR’s music editors sought to compile the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century.