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Artist Name: JOHNNIE RAY
Song Author: Churchill Kohlman
Year Recorded: 1951
Record Label: Okeh
Label Number: 6840

Single by Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads from the album Cry
B-side "The Little White Cloud That Cried"
Released 1951
Format 7" 45, 10" 78
Genre Pop
Label Okeh
Writer(s) Churchill Kohlman

The recording was released by Okeh Records as catalog number 6840. It was a No.1 hit on the Billboard magazine chart that year, and one side of one of the biggest two-sided hits, as the flip side, "The Little White Cloud That Cried," reached No.2 on the Billboard chart.

The Johnnie Ray recording also hit number one on the R&B Best Sellers lists and the flip side, "The Little White Cloud that Cried," peaked at number six.

The original version:

"Cry" is the title of a 1951 popular song written by Churchill Kohlman. The song was first recorded by Ruth Casey on the Cadillac label.[1] The biggest hit version was recorded in New York City by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads on October 16, 1951.