Ray Charles

You Don't Know Me

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"You Don't Know Me" was a 1956 Top Ten country hit for Eddy Arnold. Jerry Vale's cover was a Top 20 hit that same year. Its success made it an ideal candidate for inclusion on Charles' album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. It was in the same vein as his previous gold single "I Can't Stop Loving You," with a full vocal chorus and thick strings. Co-written by Arnold and Cindy Walker and produced by Sid Feller, "You Don't Know Me" went to number two pop, number five R&B, and number one adult contemporary for three weeks in the summer of 1962.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music 1962 Rhino 3:16
His Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 [DCC] 1987 DCC Compact Classics 3:18
No Image 1988 Rhino
Greatest Country and Western Hits 1988 DCC Compact Classics 3:14
No Image 1989 Spa
Rhythm & Blues: Ray Charles - 1954-1966 1991 Time / Life Music
The World of Ray Charles [Garland] 1993 Garland 3:14
Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection 1997 Rhino 3:15
Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986 1998 Rhino 3:14
Ultimate Hits Collection 1999 Rhino 3:15
The Very Best of Ray Charles, Vol. 2 2000 Rhino 3:14
Definitive Ray Charles 2001 WEA International 3:16
Here We Go Again 2003 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 3:15
Genius Loves Company 2004 Concord Jazz 3:55
American Soul 2004 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) / Brentwood Records 3:15
Ray [Original Soundtrack] 2004 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Bros. 3:15
Here We Go Again/I Chose to Sing the Blues 2005 BCI-Eclipse Distribution / BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 3:15
Genius: The Ultimate Collection 2009 Concord 3:15
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vols. 1 & 2 2009 Concord 3:16
Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles 2011 Concord 3:15
The 1962 British Hit Parade, Pt. 3: September-December [Acrobat] 2013
Various Artists
Acrobat Music 3:13
The Classic Years [2016] 2016 Stargrove 3:15
America's Greatest Hits, Vol. 13: 1962
Various Artists
Acrobat Music / Trapeze 3:13
The 1962 R&B Hits Collection
Various Artists
Acrobat Music 3:13
Time Life: '60s Country
Various Artists
Time Life 3:16