Sweet & Sour Tears

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Sweet & Sour Tears
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Studio album by Ray Charles
Released March 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre R&B, soul, country soul
Label ABC 480
Producer Ray Charles, Sid Feller
Ray Charles chronology
Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul
(1963)
Sweet & Sour Tears
(1964)
Have a Smile with Me
(1964)

Sweet & Sour Tears is a 1964 album by Ray Charles. It is a concept album featuring songs with titles or lyrics referring to crying. In 1997, Rhino Records reissued the album on compact disc with seven bonus tracks from his early career (1956-1971) that added to the "crying" theme.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Cry" (Churchill Kohlman) – 3:34
  2. "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 4:20
  3. "A Tear Fell" (Eugene Randolph, Dorian Burton) – 2:45
  4. "No One to Cry To" (Sid Robin, Foy Glenn Willing) – 2:43
  5. "You've Got Me Crying Again" (Isham Jones, Charles Newman) – 2:52
  6. "After My Laughter Came Tears" (Charles Tobias, Roy Turk) – 3:13

Side two[edit]

  1. "Teardrops from My Eyes" (Rudolph Toombs) – 3:29
  2. "Don't Cry Baby" (Saul Bernie, James P. Johnson, Stella Unger) – 3:09
  3. "Cry Me a River" (Arthur Hamilton) – 3:20
  4. "Baby, Don't You Cry" (Buddy Johnson, Ned Washington) – 2:40
  5. "Willow, Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) – 4:37
  6. "I Cried for You" (Arthur Freed, Abe Lyman, Gus Arnheim) – 2:40

Bonus tracks (1997 CD release)[edit]

  1. "My Heart Cries for You" (Carl Sigman, Percy Faith) – 2:51
  2. "I Wake Up Crying" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 3:00
  3. "Drown in My Own Tears" (Henry Glover) – 3:21
  4. "Teardrops in My Heart" (Vaughn Horton) – 3:05
  5. "Crying Time" (Buck Owens) – 2:58
  6. "No Use Crying" (Freddie Lee Kober, J.B. Daniels, Roy Gaines) – 3:19
  7. "Tired of My Tears" (Jimmy Holiday, Jimmy Lewis) – 2:23

Personnel[edit]

Technical
  • Bill Putnam, Phil Macy - engineer
  • Joe Lebow - design
  • Howard Morehead - photography

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