I Don't Want to Cry/Any Day Now

I Don't Want to Cry/Any Day Now

by Chuck JacksonChuck Jackson

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Overview

This two-fer reissues soul belter Chuck Jackson's earliest LPs for the Wand label. A significant cut above the typical filler-stuffed soul collections of the early '60s, I Don't Want to Cry's hit title cut serves as a springboard to explore 11 other tear-stained tunes, forming a concept record detailing the many subtle gradations of melancholy and heartbreak. Pop classics like "Tears on My Pillow," "Lonely Teardrops," and "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" are well matched to Jackson's deep, poignant vocals -- blunt emotional force was always his greatest strength, and rarely was he served by better material, most notably the early Burt Bacharach/Hal David collaboration "I Wake Up Crying." Indeed, after Dionne Warwick, Jackson was arguably the premier interpreter of the indelible Bacharach oeuvre, and Any Day Now's title cut remains the apex of their collaboration, its dramatic arrangement and suffocating fatalism proving the perfect showcase for Jackson's richly poignant vocals. The LP also features the wrenching ballad "I Keep Forgetting," but on the whole it's wildly uneven, fleshing out the hits with pedestrian filler. The singer invests even the weakest material, like "Angel of Angels," with startling emotion, but more often than not his rescue attempts fall short.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/1995
Label: Kent Records Uk
UPC: 0029667210720
catalogNumber: 107
Rank: 67314

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Jackson   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Frankie Laine   Composer
Chuck Jackson   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Freddie Green   Composer
Abe Lyman   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Lincoln Chase   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Van McCoy   Composer
Evan Rogers   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Tyran Carlo   Composer
Hal David   Composer
L.D. Dixon   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Lewis   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Peter Udell   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Gary Geld   Composer
Sylvester Bradford   Composer
Willie Denson   Composer
J. Michael Greene   Composer
Irving Reid   Composer
Gwendolyn B. Gordy   Composer

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