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01 February 2010

Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul (1963)

  1. Busted
  2. Where Can I Go
  3. Born To Be Blue
  4. That Lucky Old Sun
  5. Ol' Man River
  6. In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)
  7. A Stranger In Town
  8. Ol' Man Time
  9. Over The Rainbow
  10. You'll Never Walk Alone
It was back to R&B for this album. Producer Sid Feller and Ray laid the songs out in a dramatic sequence, with Ray playing a character going through a sequence of emotions in each song. He starts flat broke in a song he borrowed from Johnny Cash, Busted.

Personnel in New York:
Hank Crawford, Bill Pearson, Harold Minerve, Dan Turner - alto saxophone; James Clay, David Fathead Newman - tenor saxophone; Leroy Cooper - baritone saxophone; Oliver Beener, Wallace Davenport, Phil Guilbeau, John Hunt, Roy Burrows, Floyd Jones, Curtis Miller - trumpet; Henderson Chambers, Jim Herbert, Keg Johnson, Julian Priester, Fred Morden - trombone; Sonny Forest - guitar; Edgar Willis - bass; Wilber Hogan, Bob Thompson - drums; The Raelettes with Margie Hendricks - backing vocals. Arrangers: Marty Paich (#4, 5, 9), Benny Carter (#1, 6, 8), Sid Feller (#3, 7, 10) and Johnny Parker (#2).

During the session in Los Angeles Ray also recorded Without A Song. The personnel there was: Irving Carter - drums; Al Hendrickson - guitar; Joe Comfort - bass; Armand Kaproff, Eleanor Slatkin, Harold Schneier, Jesse Ehrlich - cello; Stella Castellucci - harp; Allan Haishman, Alvin Dinkin, Cecil Figilski, Joe DeFiore, Louis Kevman, Virginia Majeivski - viola; Arnold Belnick, Erno Neufield, Gerald Barrett, Herman Clebanoff, James Getzoff, Joe Stepansky, Leonard Malarsky, Marion Limonik, Marshall Sosson, Paul Shure, Robert Barene, Vicot Arno - violin; The Jack Halloran Singers - backing vocals.

Recorded on 10 (Los Angeles) and 13 (New York) July 1963.

ABC/Paramount 465, August 1963.

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