Posts Tagged ‘Ray Charles’

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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Drown In My Own Tears

February 26, 2016

“Drown In My Own Tears,” written by Henry Glover, performed by Ray Charles in 1956. Mr. Glover was an executive at King records, where Lula Reed originally recorded the song in 1951, but this is the version the world knows. Rightly so.

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Merry Christmas Baby

December 26, 2014

“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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Merry Christmas Baby

December 25, 2013

“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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