Although US chart positions for "Mamy Blue" were comparatively modest, the song did make its mark. The original English version, credited to the name-tweaked Pop-Tops and using the original spelling of "Mamy Blue," hit #57, while a follow up by "Moondoggie" James Darren, spelled "Mammy Blue," bubbled under at #107. The song had a surprise revival in 1973, when Stories chose it as the follow up to their #1 smash "Brother Louie" and gave it its best US showing at #50. After that, I know from personal experience that the song lived on in US-marketed TV ads for the UK's beloved Roger Whittaker.
Lyricist Phil Trim is the group's lead vocalist.
James Darren - "Mammy Blue" (Billboard #107, entered 10/30/71). Written by Hubert Giraud and Phil Trim. Produced by Ritchie Adams. 45: "Mammy Blue"/"As Long as You Love Me" (Kirshner 1971). LP: Mammy Blue (Kirshner 1971).
Stories - "Mammy Blue" (Billboard #50, entered 10/27/73). Written by Hubert Giraud and Phil Trim. Produced by Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise. 45: "Mammy Blue"/"Traveling Underground" (Kama Sutra 1973). LP: Traveling Underground (Kama Sutra 1973).
Although the single was credited to Stories, the album it appeared on (Traveling Underground) was credited to Ian Lloyd and Stories.