Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'

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"Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'"
Song by Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
Songwriter(s)Joe Greene[1]

"Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'" is a song written by Joe Greene and released in 1946 by Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five. Jordan's version reached No. 3 in Billboard's chart of "Most-Played Juke Box Race Records".[2]

The song was recorded by Ray Charles, and appeared in his 1959's album The Genius of Ray Charles. Charles's version reached No. 17 on Billboard's "Hot R&B Sides" and No. 95 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3][4] It was also recorded by Jackie DeShannon on her 1965 album This is Jackie De Shannon,[5] Paul McCartney on his 1990 live album Tripping the Live Fantastic,[6] Jex Saarelaht and Kate Ceberano on their album Open the Door - Live at Mietta's (1992) and jazz singer Roseanna Vitro on her 1997 album Catchin’ Some Rays: The Music of Ray Charles. Karin Krog and Steve Kuhn include it on their 2005 album, Together Again.


  1. ^ Nat Shapiro, "Popular Music, Volume 2", Adrian Press, (1965) p. 186
  2. ^ "Most-Played Juke Box Race Records", Billboard, July 6, 1946. p. 31
  3. ^ "HOT R&B Sides", Billboard, February 15, 1960. p. 44. Accessed September 27, 2015
  4. ^ "The Billboard HOT 100", Billboard, February 15, 1960. p. 38. Accessed September 27, 2015
  5. ^ Jackie De Shannon* – This Is Jackie De Shannon, Discogs. Accessed September 27, 2015
  6. ^ Tripping the Live Fantastic, Accessed September 27, 2015