KL&R2 - "Drown In My Own Tears"
Quinn Records TM
St. Louis, MO.63177-1693
Composer/Writer: Henry Clover
Publisher: Routledge Publishing
KL&R2 performing "Drown in My Own Tears" (also billed as "I'll Drown in My Own Tears") is a 1956 Blues single, written by Henry Glover and released by the singers Ray Charles and Dinah Washington on the Atlantic & EmArcy record labels respectively.
The song was one of Charles's most important singles during his Atlantic period, where he dominated the R&B & Jazz singles charts.
The song would later influence Charles to recruit a singing group he later called the Raelettes. It was also his third number-one single on the Billboard R&B singles chart.
The song was first recorded in 1951 by Lula Reed, on the King label (KING 4527) as part of a split-single 78rpm (blues pianist Sonny Thompson was featured on the A-side with the instrumental track, "Clang, Clang, Clang"). The record was a #5 Billboard R&B hit. It was performed by Simply Red in 1991 at the Montreux jazz festival, therefore featuring on the live album. KL&R2 recorded Drown In My Own Tears on the Quinn Records TM label as tribute to Ray Charles and Solomon Burke on their Lets Go Party Album 2013 Quinn REcords TM QR131228-1.