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The Velvets - I Cried / Tell Her FLAC album

Performer: The Velvets
Genre: Rock / Soul and Funk music
Title: I Cried / Tell Her
Country: US
Released: 1954
Style: Doo Wop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1957 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1175 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1725 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 628

For album by Passenger, see The Boy Who Cried Wolf (album). For song by futures, see The Holiday (album). For the film segment in a Chinese short film, see Crossed Lines (film). Not to be confused with Cry Wolf, Boy Cried Wolf, or The Boy Who Cried Werewolf. Francis Barlow's illustration of the fable, 1687. The moral stated at the end of the Greek version is, "this shows how liars are rewarded: even if they tell the truth, no one believes them". It echoes a statement attributed to Aristotle by Diogenes Laërtius in his The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, in which the sage was asked what those who tell lies gain by it and he answered "that when they speak truth they are not believed". William Caxton similarly closes his version with the remark that "men bileve not lyghtly hym whiche is.

From her nest in the holm-oak tree the Nightingale heard him, and she looked out through the leaves, and wondered. No red rose in all my garden!' he cried, and his beautiful eyes filled with tears. Ah, on what little things does happiness depend! I have read all that the wise men have written, and all the secrets of philosophy are mine, yet for want of a red rose is my life made wretched. Here at last is a true lover,' said the Nightingale.

Some of her accompanists wrote songs for her to sing, and these form the backbone of Chelsea Girl. Browne and Hardin contributed some songs, "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" by Lou Reed was part of the earliest Velvet Underground repertoire (which did not surface as a Velvet Underground recording until it was included in the 1995 box set Peel Slowly and See), and Reed, Cale and Morrison in various combinations contributed four more songs. Additionally, Bob Dylan gave her one of his songs to record: "I'll Keep It with Mine".

The Velvets' rock sound is less jagged and more laid-back, and they even take a foray into twangy country music in "Some Kinda Love. A few songs hint at the earlier work that the Velvets did, with tambourines and blurred, high vocals from Lou Reed. But can you imagine the Velvet Underground, in their first album, ever singing a non-satirical song about Jesus Christ, as they do in one haunting ballad on here? I certainly can't, and it seems to be a part of the pensive, self-examining mood that permeates this album. The one exception is "The Murder Mystery.

Listen to I - the Velvets from The Velvets's Doo Wop Classics: 54 Original Hit Recordings for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. The Velvets were an American doo wop group from Odessa in Ector County in West Texas. The African American quintet was formed in 1959 by Virgil Johnson, a high school English teacher, with four of his students.

The Velvets were also a rock band, with roots in that ferment but ambitions charged by the other modern action around them. There was close competition with Bob Dylan, Cale admits. He was getting into people’s heads. Gary Kellgren, Mayfair’s house engineer, previously worked with the Velvets on part of the debut ‘Banana’ album and engineered the spring-’67 recording of Nico’s solo debut, Chelsea Girl. The producer, officially, was Tom Wilson, also with a track record with the group. In 1965, when the producer was still at Columbia, he invited Reed and Cale to play for him in his office. The song, briskly redone with Yule, would open Side Two of the Velvets’ third album. This take has a vintage kick – Martha & The Vandellas’ Dancing In The Street taken at the gait of I’m Waiting For The Man. You also hear the impending change.


I Cried 2:55
Tell Her 2:54


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
127-X45 The Velvets I Cried / Tell Her ‎(7", Single) Red Robin 127-X45 US 1954
COL.1648 The Velvets I Cried / Tell Her ‎(7", RE, Red) Collectables, Red Robin COL.1648 US Unknown
LN-345 Velvets* I Cried / Tell Her ‎(7", Single, RE) Lost Nite Records LN-345 US Unknown
LN-345 Velvets* I Cried / Tell Her ‎(7", Single, RE) Lost Nite Records LN-345 US Unknown