|The genesis of the song, as described|
in a (c. 1965) concert souvenir
Ray wrote this wonderful song in '64 for the film Ballad In Blue. Arranged by Sid Feller.
The - longer - album version was delivered with strings and choir, and was recorded at the United Studios in Hollywood in January 1965 (Rene Hall on guitar, Earl Palmer on drums).
When and where was the - different - film version recorded?
Ballad In Blue 1964:
As concert souvenir programs from the period show, the song was on the playlist of the band between 1966 and 1968.