Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 20

A Tear Fell

Album 1964 TearsWith Billy Preston

Single (B): ABC 10571*, June 1964, b/w No One To Cry To.
Album: Sweet And Sour Tears, ABC/Paramount 480, August 1964.

Recorded at the Bell Sound Studios in New York, around May 8, 1964.
With The Ray Charles Orchestra and The Gene Lowell Singers.

Arranged by Sid Feller.

Within Ray Charles’ oeuvre, the differences between a studio recording and a live rendition probably have never been this big: the concert version with Billy Preston and The Raelettes is superior in all respects.

* I’ve been informed about another single with this track (ABC 10557), with My Baby Don’t Dig Me, at the A-side (but that may have been a local – French – release).

Pleyel Room, Paris, 1968 (with Billy Preston):

’68 LC Paris


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