Wednesday, December 14, 2016

BEFORE IT WAS A HIT XLVII: Don't Cry Out Loud. Continues tomorrow.
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Don’t Cry Out Loud
 Don't Cry Out Loud - Melissa Manchester.jpg
Peter Allen co-wrote "Don't Cry Out Loud" with Carole Bayer Sager. The former recorded his own interpretation for a the 1977 album 'It's Time For Peter Allen'. The earliest version released was by soul group The Moments. Produced by Sylvia Robinson, that take was issued on the Stang label. It was included on the LP 'Moments With You'. The single only dented the lower rungs of the American chart.
Wider success was finally achieved when Melissa Manchester covered the song. Her remake became the title track of her 1979 album release. The single made the Top 10 on the American and Canadian charts.
Image result for the moments moments with you
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:

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