Matt "Ti" Mattison
This 45 is said by those who know to come from Texas – and I don’t think I would argue with that. While “Don’t Make Me Cry” has had some DJ plays, I much prefer the slower Please Don’t. This is pretty clearly based on Brother James’ “Please Please Please” of course- not just in the song but also in the way Mattison phrases the lyric and even in his tone. Well I don’t hold that against him – there are far worse artists to be influenced by – and in any case his exuberant vocals come across really well. I’ve no idea how this came to be reissued on Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy label – and this one may just be the rarer of the two.
Don’t make me cry / Please don’t ~ EBONY 1000 / ENJOY 1012 (1963)
Note ~ The Ebony 45 was also released as by Matt Ti Madison.