Cry Me a River


Cry Me a River (Arthur Hamilton)

Julie London

The song was introduced as the first track of London’s debut album, Julie is Her Name, 1955


London became more intimately tied to the song with her sultry performance in the film The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

Dexter Gordon Quartet – from the album Dexter Blows Hot and Cool, 1955


Davey Graham — from the 1959 BBC short film Hound Dogs and Bach Addicts: The Guitar Craze, directed by Ken Russell

From the Wikipedia page:

[Davey] Graham…was a British guitarist and one of the most influential figures in the 1960s British folk revival. He inspired many famous practitioners of the fingerstyle acoustic guitar such as Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Martin Carthy, John Martyn, Paul Simon and Jimmy Page, who based his solo “White Summer” on Graham’s “She moved thru’ the Bizarre/Blue Raga” and “Mustapha”. Graham is probably best-known for his acoustic instrumental, “Anji” and for his pioneering use of DADGAD tuning, later widely adopted by acoustic guitarists.[2]


Dinah Washington – from What a Difference a Day Makes!, 1959


Lesley Gore – featuring a samba rhythm and gospel-inspired back vocals, from her first album, I’ll Cry If I Want To, 1963


Julie London with the Bobby Troup Quintet – 28 May 1964, Japan


Sonny Stitt – date unknown


Aerosmith – from Rock in a Hard Place, 1982


From a 1982 outtakes bootleg called Pure Gold .999. Discogs gives a 1986 release date (by P & E records) for an unofficial promotional album under this title. Cry Me a River (take 4) is the final track on the disc.


Ray Brown Trio featuring Gene Harris, 1984


Rita Lee – from her album Bossa ‘n’ Roll, 1991


Mina – from her 1992 album Sorelle Lumière



Diana Krall

Live. Krall recorded the song for her sixth studio album, The Look of Love, released in 2001


Susan Boyle – 1999

Susan recorded this version of Cry Me a River in 1999 for a charity CD to commemorate the Millennium produced at a West Lothian school. Only 1,000 copies of the CD, Music for a Millennium Celebration, Sounds of West Lothian, were pressed. – wikipedia



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