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Drown in My Own Tears (Musik und Text: Henry Glover)
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“I shall be punished for it now, I suppose, by being drowned in my own tears!”
Alice in Lewis Carroll: Glover Alice's Adventure in Wonderland
Henry Glover 21.5. 1921 Hot Springs, Arkansas – 7.4. 1991 St. Albans, New York
Produzent und Arrangeur für Hawkshaw Hawkins, Grandpa Jones, The Delmore Brothers, Moon Mullican; Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Little Willie John, Joey Dee and the Starlighters, Paul Butterfield, Muddy Waters, Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, The Band.
Trompete bei Tiny Bradshaw, Lucky Millinder und Willie Bryant (Anfang der 40er); Keyboard bei Paul Butterfield. Songs u.a.: "Blues Stay away From Me", "Drown in My Own Tears".
(Henry Glover, siehe Glover Links)
Glover, ein ausgebildeter Musiker, dem zu einem Magister Artium der Wayne University nur wenig fehlte, spielte in den vierziger Jahren in etlichen schwarzen Tanzmusik-Bands, einschließlich der Bands von Buddy Johnson, Willie Bryant und Tiny Bradshaw. Er war Co-Autor der meisten frühen Songs von Bullmoose Jackson; auf sein Konto gehen eine ganze Reihe von Hits. Sein bekanntester Song ist I'll Drown in My Own Tears, der von vielen Künstlern – auch Ray Charles – aufgenommen wurde. Seine Zusammenarbeit mit King begann im Jahr 1946 und wurde von einem sechs Jahre dauernden Zwischenspiel bei Roulette Records (1952) unterbrochen; seitdem war er wieder ununterbrochen für seinen ersten Brötchengeber tätig.
Arnold Shaw. Soul. Reinbek 1980. S.138
Nathan first employed Glover in 1949 having previously used him as an arranger on early hits by Bullmoose Jackson, the label's first successful R&B act (both Glover and Jackson were renegade members of Lucky Millinder's Orchestra, one of the major black bands of the day). "I first met Syd Nathan in a hotel in Cincinatti in 1945", Glover told me. "I was playing one-nighters with Lucky Millinder's Orchestra. Syd said he had this record company and that he was interested in doing some rhythm and blues or, as they called it rather insultingly in those days, Race Music. I asked him where his record company was and he said, 'In my hip pocket'. I said, 'Well, that's good - we'll work from there!' It took me all those years and I'm still trying to find it – the hip-pocket and the money!" By taking material from King's hillbilly catalogue and recording it with the label's R&B artists, and vice versa, Glover initiated a practice which eased the racial divisions in popular music and led to the fusion of styles which constituted early rock'n'roll.
Rob Finnis. King Rockabilly. Booklet for Ace CDCHD 777. S.3
ray charles "Drown in My Own Tears" (Henry Glover) 3:15
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Ray Charles, voc & p; Joe Bridgewater, Joshua Willis, tp; Don Wilkerson, ts; Cecil Payne, bs; Paul West, b; Panama Francis, d; The Cookies, voc.
"Nach »I Got a Woman« waren meine drei großen Schallplatten: »A Fool for You«, »Drown in My Own Tears« und »Hallelujah, I Love Her So«. Das waren die Songs, die einschlugen, die Titel, die mich arbeiten ließen." Glover Ray Charles, David Ritz. What I Say. S 141
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Text: Henry Glover
Ray Charles

It brings a tear into my eyes,
When I begin to realize I've cried so much
Since you've been gone,
I guess I'll drowning in my own tears.

I sit and cry just like a child,
My pourin' tears are runnin' wild.
If you don't think you'll be home soon,
I guess I'll drown, oh yes, in my own tears.

I know it's true into each life,
Oh some rain, rain must pour
I'm so blue here without you
It keeps raining more and more.

Why can't you come on home
Oh yes so I won't be all alone.
If you don't think you'll be home soon
I guess I'll (drown in my own tears)

Janis Joplin

He brings a tear into my eyes
When I begin, Lord, to realize.
If you don't think that, honey, you'll be lonesome,
You know I'll drown, drown, oh Lord, in my own tears.

I know it's true into his mind
A little rain is bound to fall
But since you been gone honey I'm so blue,
It just keeps rainin', keeps right on rainin' more and more.

I didn't cry just like a child,
My poor tears, Lord, they were runnin' wild.
If you don't think that baby you'll be home soon now
You know I'll drown, drown, oh Lord in my own tears.
Ooh, don't let me (drown in my own tears)
When I'm in trouble, baby (drown in my own tears)
Oh, yeah, baby don't let me (drown in my own tears)
I guess I'll drown in my own tears, oh, (mmmmm).
Glover Lewis Carroll: Alice's Adventure in Wonderland
Glover Popmusik, Schwerpunkt Fifties und Literatur
Henry Glover – GloverWikipedia
GloverA.C. Thompson: "The Killing of Henry Glover: Who Else Knew?" ProPublica June 11, 2010
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