Ray Charles Video Museum

Mediagraphy - Discography - Trackography - Videography - Gigography - Biography - Chronology

21 November 2014

All For You

Album: Ray Charles Invites You To Listen, ABC/Tangerine 595, June 1967.

Recorded at RPM International in 1966/1967.

With The Ray Charles Orchestra, a strings section, and singers (all uncredited).
Arranged by Sid Feller.

Child Support, Alimony

German single.
Album: Would You Believe? Warner Bros 26343, October 1990.
Also released as a 3" CD single (b/w I'll Take Care Of You) by Warner Japan (WPDP-6248).

Recorded at RPM International in Los Angeles.

Musicians remained uncredited; Rich Cason produced the synthesizer parts.

I Surrender Dear (With The Ray Charles Sextet)

Album: The Great Ray Charles, Atlantic 1259, August 1957.

Recorded on 20 November 1956 in New York with Joe Bridgewater, John Hunt - tp; David Newman - as, ts; Emmett Dennis - bs; William Peebles - ds; Roosevelt Sheffield - b.

I Wish I'd Never Loved You At All (With Gladys Knight)

Album: Just Between Us, Columbia 40703, September 1988. 

Recorded at RPM International with uncredited members of the Ray Charles Orchestra (i.e. Mark Curry, Bobby Medina, Ted Murdock, Jeff Kaye - trumpets; Mike Christianson, Armin Marmolejo, Steve Sigmund, Charlie Schofner - trombones; Al Jackson, Ricky Woodard, Rudy Johnson, Leroy Cooper [and Chris Lega?] - saxophones; Ernest Vantrease - keyboards; Kenny Carr - guitar; Anders Swanson - bass; Paul Kreibich - drums).

'91 TV 50Years - Released

Roll With My Baby

Ray Charles - Roll With My Baby / The Midnight Hour
Single (B): Atlantic 976, September 1952, b/w The Midnight Hour.
Compilation album: What'd I Say, Atlantic 8029, September 1959.

Recorded on 11 September 1952 in New York, with "His Orchestra": trumpet, saxes, drums, bass by unidentified musicians.

You Don't Exist No More (By Percy Masyfield, Ray Charles On Organ)

You Don't Exist No More (By Percy Masyfield, Ray Charles On Organ)
Single (A): Tangerine TRC 935, 1964 , b/w Memory Pain.
Album3: Percy Mayfield - His Tangerine and Atlantic Sides, Rhino RHM 27828, 2003.

One of Percy's darkest songs ever, recorded in Los Angeles on February 21, 1963.

With Percy Mayfield - vocals; Marcus Belgrave - trumpet; Hank Crawford - alto saxophone; Ray Charles - piano; Howard Roberts - guitar; Edgar Willis - bass; Al McKibbon - bass; Milt Turner - drums.

Your Love Is So Doggone Good

Your Love Is So Doggone Good
Album: Love Country Style, ABC/Tangerine 707, June 1970.
Single (B): ABC 11308, July 1971, b/w Feel So Bad.

A remarkable, string dominated arrangement. Recorded at RPM International in Los Angeles.

Ray added a few seduction routine phrases, in his lowest speaking voice.

20 November 2014

3/4 Of The Time (Ray Charles Orchestra)

Album: My Kind Of Jazz Part 3, Crossover 9007, October 1975.

Recorded on a new 16-track console in late 1974 and early 1975 at the RPM International Studio in Los Angeles.

With Johnny Coles, Jack Evans, Phil Guilbeau, Bob Coassin - trumpets; Ken Tussing, Glenn Childress, Steve Davis, Wally Huff - trombones; Eddie Pratt, Clifford Solomon - alto saxophones; James Clay, Andy Ennis - tenor saxophones; Leroy Cooper - baritone saxophone; Ernest Vantrease - piano, electric piano; Edgar Willis - bass; John Bryant - drums.  Ray didn't play.

Solos: James Clay - ts; Johnny Coles - tp.

Written by Roger Neumann.

3/4 Time

Album: Wish You Were Here Tonight, Columbia 38293, March 1983.
Single (A): Columbia 3810, March 1983, b/w You Feel Good All Over.

Recorded with uncredited Nashville session musicians between 1981 and 1983, finished at RPM International in Los Angeles.

Arranged by James Polk.

Columbia produced a clip of the song, directed by Marc Ball, edited by Captain Video, and produced by Scene Three Video (Nashville). Historic Films (file ID MV-13) is licensing the music clip.

Music video:

Florida Senate, at the state's legislature in Tallahassee, 1986:

Lighthouse for the Blind benefit, Miami, 1999:

'83 Clip Time
'83 TV Blitz
'83 CL Antibes
'84 LC Austin
'84 LC Viareggio
'84 LC Warsaw - 2x - Released
'85 LC Antibes
'86 DM Florida
'88 LC Masson
'99 LC Miami - Released
'99 LC Milan
01 LC Waterloo
02 LC Travis
03 LC Whitehouse

A Bit of Soul (aka Blues Hangover)

Single (A): Atlantic 2094, February 1961, b/w Early In The Morning.
Compilation album: Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings ["Remastered LP version"], Atlantic, 2005 (1952-1959).

Recorded in Miami on 23 April 1955 with Joe Bridgewater, Riley Webb - tp; David Newman - as, bs; Don Wilkerson - ts; William Peebles - ds; Roosevelt Sheffield - b.

The erroneous title A Bit Of Soul and Ray's authorship were probably, ignorantly, attributed to this Lloyd Glenn tune by the people at Atlantic.

In a 1968 concert souvenir booklet this song was longlisted as being part of the band's live repertoire.