This song was written by Lowman Pauling and was first recorded by The “5” Royales in 1958. It was recorded live by Ray Charles at Herndon Stadium, Alabama in 1959. It was released on the 1960 album Ray Charles In Person. Both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr owned a copy of the album. Tell The Truth was released as a single in 1960 with You Be My Baby on the B-side. In America the B-side was Sweet Sixteen Bars.In 2015 Ringo Starr named Tell The Truth as his favourite song of all time.