Posts Tagged ‘Ray Charles’

In the Heat of the Night

April 24, 2022

“In the Heat of the Night,” composed by Quincy Jones, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, recorded by Ray Charles, 1967. Ray Charles (vocal, piano), Billy Preston (organ), backup vocals by the Raelettes.

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Still Crazy After All These Years

December 5, 2021

“Still Crazy After All These Years,” written by Paul Simon, recorded by Ray Charles, 1993.

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Your Love Is So Doggone Good

August 14, 2021

“Your Love Is So Doggone Good,” written by Difosco Ervin and Rudy Love, recorded by Ray Charles, 1971.

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America the Beautiful

July 4, 2021

“America the Beautiful,” a poem by Katharine Lee Bates set to a hymn by Samuel A. Ward, recorded by Ray Charles in 1972.

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Hallelujah I Love Her So

January 31, 2021

“Hallelujah I Love Her So,” written and recorded by Ray Charles, 1956. Tenor saxophone solo by Don Wilkerson.

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Merry Christmas Baby

December 26, 2020

“Merry Christmas Baby,” written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore, performed by Ray Charles at Ettal Abbey in Bavaria in 1979.

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Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’

December 13, 2020

“Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin,'” written by Joe Greene, recorded by Ray Charles, 1959. Arranged by Ralph Burns.

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Come Rain or Come Shine

December 6, 2020

“Come Rain or Come Shine,” written by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, recorded by Ray Charles, 1959.

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Rainy Night in Georgia

November 29, 2020

“Rainy Night in Georgia,” written by Tony Joe White, recorded by Ray Charles, 1972. The song was a hit for Brook Benton in 1970.

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Night Time Is the Right Time

August 13, 2016

“Night Time Is the Right Time,” a composition credited to Napoleon Brown, Ozzie Cadena, and Lew Herman, recorded by Ray Charles (piano, organ, vocals) in 1958, with backup vocals by the Raelettes (Darlene McCrea, Mary Ann Fisher, Margie Hendricks, Patricia Lyles, and Gwendolyn Berry).  Marcus Belgrave and John Hunt (trumpet), David Newman (tenor saxophone), Bennie Crawford (baritone saxophone), Edgar Willis (bass), Teagle Fleming (drums).

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