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

08 April 2010

Ray Charles Ft. In Barbra Streisand's 5th TV Special (1973)

For her fifth television special  Barbra Streisand... And Other Musical Instruments, she performed an assortment of her hits, and 3 songs with Ray Charles. The show was produced in London, and first aired in the U.S. on 2 November 1973.
  • Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma
  • Crying Time
  • Sweet Inspiration, Where You Lead
The Chicago Defender of October 31 reported that Ray "[...] eagerly accepted for one reason - Barbra Streisand, whom he calls 'the greatest living white female singer... - she doesn't sing notes, she sings feeling'". "In his previous television appearances, Ray usually did his song and left the studio, but in London he acted like a kid having a great time. He hung around the studio, talked to the technicians, sat in the control room and even operated a camera during luncheon breaks."

Crying Time was released on Barbra's DVD Barbra Streisand... And Other Musical Instruments: Rhino/WEA, 29 August 2006, ASIN: B000GW8RZW and on her compilation album, Highlights (Columbia 471640).

Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma:

Crying Time:

Sweet Inspiration, Where You Lead (Ray on piano and organ):

No comments :

Post a Comment