“I Can’t Stop Loving You”, song first written and recorded by Don Gibson, for the RCA Victor label, on December 3, 1957, and was released in late 1957. At the time of Gibson’s death in 2003, the song had been recorded by more than 700 artists, is one of the most versioned songs.
Ray Charles recorded it on February 15, 1962, for the ABC-Paramount label, at United Recording, Hollywood, California. In the same session, “Born To Lose” was also recorded. With the production of Sid Feller, the song was released in April 1962, it was a total success, reaching # 1 on the charts of: U.S. Billboard R&B Singles, US Adult Contemporary, US Billboard Hot 100, UK Singles Chart and Australian Singles Chart.
The song was included on Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (ABC-Paramount Records). Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music was released in April 1962 and quickly became one of the best-selling albums recorded by a black musician of the time, as well as one of the best-selling country albums, shipping at least 500,000 copies on its first three months of launch. This achievement was due in part to the major promotional efforts Modern Sounds had received from ABC before and after launch. The album also proved to be a crossover success, as distributors claimed the album had been sold in the pop, R&B, and country music markets; at that time, often referred to as black and white markets during the period.
Kitty Wells 1958 (Decca)
Roy Orbison 1960 (Monument)
Rex Allen 1961 (Buena Vista Records)
Warren Smith 1961 (Liberty)
Hank Locklin 1962 (RCA)
Anita Bryant 1963 (Columbia)
Johnny Tillotson 1963 (MGM)
Steve Lawrence 1963 (Columbia)
And many more ……