Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'

"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]

"Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'"
Song by Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
Released 1946
Genre Blues
Songwriter(s) Joe Greene[1]

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

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