I Cried (James Brown song)

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"I Cried"
Single by Tammy Montgomery
B-side "If You Don't Think"
Released April 1963 (1963-04)
Format 7"
Recorded ca. February 1963, probably King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Genre Rhythm and blues, soul
Length 2:50
Label Try Me
28001
Writer(s)
Producer(s) James Brown
"I Cried"
Single by James Brown
B-side "World Pt. 2"
Released 1971 (1971)
Format 7"
Recorded 1971
Genre Soul
Length 3:31
Label King
6363
Writer(s)
Producer(s) James Brown
James Brown charting singles chronology
"Soul Power Pt. 1"
(1971)
"I Cried"
(1971)
"Escape-ism (Part 1)"
(1971)

"I Cried" is a song written by James Brown and Bobby Byrd. It was originally recorded in 1963 by Tammy Montgomery, better known as Tammi Terrell, for Brown's Try Me Records.[1] It was her first charting single, reaching #99 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] Brown reused the song's chord progression for his 1966 hit "It's a Man's Man's Man's World". In 1971 he recorded "I Cried" himself, in a version arranged by Dave Matthews that charted #15 R&B and #50 Pop.[3] It was his final single for King Records.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leeds, Alan (1998). Discography. In James Brown's Original Funky Divas [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
  2. ^ http://www.song-database.com/chhist.php?sid=19585&type=ht
  3. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.