180 Gram Vinyl Record
Sobbing soul from '61 — in stereo!
Chuck Jackson's debut LP, a concept album about crying!
Featuring favorites "I Don't Want to Cry" and "I Wake Up Crying"
Pressed by RTI on 180-gram vinyl
Here's Chuck Jackson's debut LP, the singer's powerhouse take on 12 tales of tears — in the rare true stereo mix from Sundazed Records!
Growing up in Pittsburgh, Jackson witnessed first-hand the rise of the city’s vibrant doo wop scene. He co-wrote his first hit, “I Don’t Want to Cry.” The track featured a lavish band arrangement, a style producer/Wand Records A&R man Luther Dixon had perfected during his sessions with the Shirelles. Together, Jackson and Dixon carefully crafted I Don’t Want to Cry! (1961), Jackson’s debut LP. A concept album dedicated to songs about crying, it finds Jackson covering mentor Wilson (“Lonely Teardrops”) as well as an early Burt Bacharach–Hal David composition (“I Wake Up Crying”).
Audibly in command, Jackson’s vocals blend seamlessly with Dixon’s arrangements, resulting in an astonishingly accomplished album. Working from the original analog reels, Sundazed has mastered this landmark LP in the rare true stereo mix. Pressed at R.T.I. on lush 180-gram vinyl, every string swell, every horn phrase and, most importantly, every vocal performance comes through in “you are there” clarity. No collection is complete without this Brill Building classic!
|I Don’t Want To Cry|
|Tears On My Pillow|
|In Between Tears|
|Tear of the Year|
|I Cried For You|
|Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying|
|I Wake Up Crying|
|A Man Ain’t Supposed To Cry|