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18 October 2014

Sidewinder (With The Ray Charles Orchestra)

Billboard trade ad for Ray Charles,
Orchestra, Raelettes - April 3.
Album: My Kind Of Jazz, Tangerine 1512, April 1970.
Single (B): Tangerine 1015, March 1971, b/w Booty Butt.

This Lee Morgan composition (fully known as The Sidewinder) was recorded with the band at RPM International in Los Angeles, between January 1 to 10, 1970.
More than a year after the album release it became more widely known as the B-side to Booty Butt, which was released 'on public demand' (peaking at #31 on the Billboard Pop Chart and #13 on the R&B chart).

Musicians: Ray Charles - piano; Bobby Bryant, Bill King, Marshall Hunt, Blue Mitchell, trumpets; Glen Childress, Henry Coker, Joe Randazzo, (+ Edward Comegys? or Fred Murrell? or David Phelps?) - trombones; J. Lloyd Miller - alto saxophone, oboe; Curtis Peagler - alto saxophone; Andy Ennis, Albert McQueen, Clifford Scott - tenor saxophones; Leroy Cooper - baritone saxophone;  Ben Martin - guitar; Edgar Willis - bass; Ernest Elly - drums.

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