martes, 12 de enero de 2010


"Cry To Me" is a 1962 song by Solomon Burke. It was covered in July 1980 by singer Precious Wilson and was the first single from her 1980 debut album "On the Race Track".

The single reached number 3 in Switzerland charts.

Produced by Frank Farian and Rainer M. Ehrhardt.

"Cry To Me" is a song written by Bert Russell aka Bert Berns, first recorded under the production of Bert Berns by Solomon Burke, reaching number 5 in 1962.

The song has been covered many times since: Betty Harris' rendition (also produced by Bert Berns) reached number 10 in September 1963, The Rolling Stones recorded the song for their 1965 album Out Of Our Heads, The Pretty Things also recorded it in 1965, and Eric Burdon recorded it for his 1980 album Darkness Darkness.

The song, about loneliness and longing ("...nothing can be sadder than a glass of wine alone"), was written and produced by the legendary New York songwriter / producer Bert Berns. One of many Berns / Burke collaborations, the song is remembered as one of the most significant of Solomon Burke's career. It was followed up in a ballad arrangement by Betty Harris, The Rolling Stones, Freddie Scott, Professor Longhair and Tom Petty.

The song received renewed exposure in 1987 with its inclusion in the pivotal love scene in the blockbuster motion picture Dirty Dancing, and is the climactic song ending Act One of the musical, Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage.

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