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01 February 2010

Sweet And Sour Tears (1964)

  1. Cry
  2. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
  3. A Tear Fell
  4. No One To Cry To
  5. You've Got Me Crying Again
  6. After My Laughter Came Tears
  7. Teardrops From My Eyes
  8. Don't Cry Baby
  9. Cry Me A River
  10. Baby, Don't You Cry (The New Swingova Rhythm)
  11. Willow Weep For Me
  12. I Cried For You
Five tunes were selected for
jukebox distribution. Coll. André Monot.
In 1964 Ray Charles decided to record this concept album in which he interpreted material dealing with loss and heartbreak.

Musicians [partially corrupt listing, BS]: Curt Miller, Oliver Beener, Floyd Jones, Burgess Gardner, Philip Guilbeau, Joshua Willis, Joe Bridgewater, John Hunt - trumpets; Henderson Chambers, Julian Priester, Keg Johnson - trombones; Danny Turner, Harold Minerve - alto saxophones; David Fathead Newman, Don Wilkerson, James Clay - tenor saxophones; Leroy Cooper, Cecil Payne - baritone saxophones; Sonny Forriest - guitar; Panama Francis, Wilbert Hogan, Bob Thompson - drums. Background vocals: The Gene Lowell Singers, The Raelettes. Arranged by Sid Feller and Calvin Jackson. Sid Feller, Joe Adams - producers.

Tracks # 7 -12 recorded on 8 May 1964 at the United Studios in Hollywood and arranged by Calvin Jackson. Tracks #1 - 6 recorded at the Bell Sound Studios in New York and arranged by Sid Feller, around the same date.

ABC/Paramount 480, August 1964.

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