CRY

Latest update on 22/12/2011

Artist: Ruth Casey
Author: Churchill Kohlman
Label: Cadillac
Year: 1951

Obscure torch singer, a few months earlier than Johnny Ray. Written by a nightporter in a laudromat in Pittsburgh, who had dreamed the song. Happens to the best, see Yesterday.

Covers:

1951:

Johnny Ray [n°1 US for 11 weeks]

1951:

Vera Lynn

1952:

Stan Freberg [parody as Try; hit US]

1952:

Four Knights

1960:

Sam Cooke

1960:

Roy Orbison

1961:

Timi Yuro

1962:

Ray Conniff

1963:

Paul Anka

1964:

Richard Anthony

1965:

Ray Charles

1966:

Ronnie Dove

1972:

Lynn Anderson

1978:

Kevin Coyne [on Dynamite Daze]

1982:

André Van Duin [as Als Je Huilt n°1 NL with wipers and washers on his kingsized glasses]

1984:

Roy Orbison

1986:

Crystal Gayle [n°1 C&W]

1989:

Connie Francis

For Johnny Ray a hit as big as the tears rolling down his face and all of his hysterical teenage fan's faces, years before they had an Elvis to clinch to. Launched a floodgate of tearjerkers.

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

No Facebook No Twitter