I Cried (James Brown song)

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"I Cried"
Single by Tammy Montgomery
B-side"If You Don't Think"
ReleasedApril 1963 (1963-04)
Format7"
Recordedca. February 1963, probably King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
GenreRhythm and blues, soul
Length2:50
LabelTry Me
28001
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)James Brown
"I Cried"
Single by James Brown
B-side"World Pt. 2"
Releasedc. April 1971 (c. April 1971)
Format7"
Recorded1971
GenreSoul
Length3:31
LabelKing
6363
Songwriter(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". He later recorded "I Cried" himself, released in April 1971 in a version arranged by Dave Matthews that charted #15 R&B and #50 Pop.[3][4] 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. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Chart History for I Cried by Tammi Terrell". Song-database.com. 1963-08-17. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  3. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1971-04-24). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
  4. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.