The Shades of Blue, Oh how happy/Little orphan boy


Recorded in Detroit in the spring of 1966, and the groups biggest success. The group line up on the recording is understood to be Nick Marinelli, Ernie Dernai, Linda Allen, and Bob Kerr. The Shades of Blue are still performing, but the original line up disbanded around 1970. Nick Marinelli also recorded with the Motown group The Valadiers.

BSN Publications | 14549


“Oh how happy” reached US Pop 12, US R&B 16.

Updated 10 July 2016