Misty Blue - Other Versions

Other Versions

Bob Montgomery estimates there are over 200 versions of "Misty Blue". C&W singers who have cut "Misty Blue" include the Browns, Claude Gray, Ferlin Husky, David Houston, Cristy Lane, Reba McEntire, George Morgan, Lorrie Morgan, Johnny Paycheck and T. G. Sheppard. In 1967 "Misty Blue" served as the title cut for an album of C&W songs by Ella Fitzgerald.

R&B versions of "Misty Blue" include versions by Monica and Mary J. Blige which virtually replicate the Dorothy Moore rendition, and also by LaVern Baker, Boyz II Men, Miki Howard and Barbara Lynn. The 2007 Prince live album Indigo Nights featured a version of "Misty Blue" with Shelby J as vocalist. Shelby J also performs this song live frequently at Prince concerts.

In 2002 UK electronic trio Amillionsons released a song which heavily sampled the track entitled "Misti Blu" which reached #39 UK.

The 1989 Connie Francis album Where the Hits Are, a Malaco release composed mostly of new versions of Francis' own hits, featured her version of "Misty Blue" as well as "Old Time Rock 'N' Roll" and "Torn Between Two Lovers" which like "Misty Blue" were hits recorded at Muscle Shoals, where Where the Hits Are was recorded. Jann Arden, Brian Conley, Sheena Easton, Engelbert Humperdinck, Leon Jackson, Bobbi Martin, Jim Nabors, Anita Sarawak and Bobby Vinton have also recorded "Misty Blue".

The late renowned singer Etta James recorded an R&B version for her final album The Dreamer, released in 2011.

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