Today I Sing the Blues

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"Today I Sing the Blues"
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Aretha
B-side "Love is the Only Thing"
Released October, 1960
Genre Blues
Label Columbia Records 41793
Songwriter(s) Curtis Lewis
Producer(s) John Hammond
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"Precious Lord (Part 1)"
"Today I Sing the Blues"
"Won't Be Long"

"Today I Sing the Blues" is a song written by Curtis Lewis and performed by Aretha Franklin. The song reached number 10 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1960. [1] The song appeared on her 1961 album, Aretha . [2] The song was produced by John Hammond. [3] [4] Franklin re-recorded the song in 1969 on the album Soul '69 and it reached number 101 on the U.S. pop chart. [5] It also charted on the Cash Box Top 100 chart.


"Today I Sing the Blues", originally written in 1948 and recorded the same year by Helen Humes and Buck Clayton's Orchestra, was included in the second album of Sam Cooke, Encore , recorded in 1958.

Chart performance

Aretha Franklin

U.S. R&B chart10
U.S. Pop chart101

Cover versions

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