I Guess I'll Have to Cry, Cry, Cry

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"I Guess I'll Have to Cry, Cry, Cry"
Single by James Brown
B-side"Just Plain Funk"
Released1968 (1968)
Songwriter(s)James Brown
Producer(s)James Brown
James Brown charting singles chronology
"America Is My Home - Pt. 1"
"I Guess I'll Have to Cry, Cry, Cry"
"Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (Part 1)"

"I Guess I'll Have to Cry, Cry, Cry" is a song written and performed by James Brown. Released as a single in 1968, it charted #15 R&B and #55 Pop.[1] The Wailers recorded a reggae version of the song under the title "My Cup" on their 1970 album Soul Rebels. This song is noted as the last single by Brown to give label credit to his vocal group, The Famous Flames. Although they technically stopped singing on Brown's singles in 1964, The Flames, Bobby Byrd, Bobby Bennett, and Lloyd Stallworth, were still together, touring as a live performance group with Brown, and Byrd continued to sing on record with him. In 1968, however, The Flames all left Brown, citing monetary differences,[2] and although Byrd returned 18 months later,[3] the other members never returned, and all of Brown's King Records singles from this point on, starting with Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud, gave him sole label credit.[4]


  1. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
  2. ^ "Famous Flame Bobby Bennett recalls life with James Brown". Goldminemag.com. 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  3. ^ "JAMES BROWN | Magic 97.1". Mymagic97.iheart.com. 2016-05-31. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-06-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)