Recorded: January 31, 1956, RCA Studios, New York City
Released master is take 18.
Single:w/ "I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')", 47-6638, August 31, 1956
Also released on RCA, 78rpm, 20-6638, August 31, 1956
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0611, September 30, 1958
Also re-released as Collectables DPE1-1004 4504, December 1986.
Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
Single didn't chart
For other versions, see Lyrics and Downloads section below.
(Just my opinion. Give us yours!)
"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)", from Elvis' second RCA session in January 1956, carries on the rockabilly feel from Sun Studios. Unfortunately, even with a Roy Hamilton tune that Elvis obviously enjoyed and 18 takes at it, the recording doesn't quite gel. Some great moments in there, though, especially Shorty Long's boogie piano and Elvis' playful vocal.
(What did the critics and fans say?)
"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry", another fast number, is punched along by a walking bass and insistent chord clusters from the piano. Presley is very close to the microphone, but the guitar solo is poor, and the song fails to ignite.
Another cut from the early RCA days, a lesser known and successful number with a chunky beat and Elvis in top vocal form. This cut always drew the distinction of being a novelty among Elvis fans - an overlooked gem.
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