The Boys Blue

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The Boys Blue's 1965 single, "Take a Heart"/"You Got What I Want," has been a source of some confusion among serious British Invasion collectors. Some have believed that the group was a pseudonym for,…
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The Boys Blue's 1965 single, "Take a Heart"/"You Got What I Want," has been a source of some confusion among serious British Invasion collectors. Some have believed that the group was a pseudonym for, or an earlier version of, the Sorrows, because both songs were also recorded by the Sorrows. Additionally, both songs were written by Miki Dallon, and the Sorrows recorded four Miki Dallon songs during their brief existence. It turns out, though, that the Boys Blue were an entirely different British group, who recorded the Dallon compositions "Take a Heart" and "You Got What I Want" on a May 1965 HMV single that came out before the Sorrows had done their versions. At any rate, the songs were excellent, tough R&B/pop fusions, and although they were done reasonably well by the Boys Blue, the Sorrows' renditions are superior and definitive. It was the only single by the Boys Blue, although their singer, Jeff Elroy, did a single in 1966 for Philips that was credited to Jeff Elroy and the Boys Blue. Both tracks have been reissued on a number of British Invasion obscurity compilations.