Ray Sings, Basie Swings

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Ray Sings, Basie Swings
Compilation album by Ray Charles, Count Basie Orchestra
Released 2006
Recorded February - May 2006 at Los Angeles (except Charles' vocals)
Genre Soul
Label Concord/Hear Music
Producer Gregg Field
Ray Charles chronology
Genius & Friends
(2005)
Ray Sings, Basie Swings
(2006)
Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters
(2010)

Ray Sings, Basie Swings is a posthumously created album that mixes previously unreleased Ray Charles vocal performances, recorded at live concerts in the mid-1970s, together with newly recorded instrumental tracks by the contemporary Count Basie Orchestra.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" (Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers) – 4:35
  2. "Let the Good Times Roll" (Moore, Theard) – 2:57
  3. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 6:19
  4. "Every Saturday Night" (Hogan, West) – 4:05
  5. "Busted" (Harlan Howard) – 2:35
  6. "Crying Time" (Buck Owens) – 3:53
  7. "I Can't Stop Loving You" (Don Gibson) – 4:02
  8. "Come Live with Me" (Bryant, Bryant) – 4:10
  9. "Feel So Bad" (Johnson, Temple) – 4:10
  10. "The Long and Winding Road" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:04
  11. "Look What They've Done to My Song (Melanie Safka) – 2:51
  12. "Georgia on My Mind" (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) – 4:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Ray Charles – vocals, piano

The Count Basie Orchestra

Featuring:

The Raelettes – vocals

  • Patti Austin
  • Valerie Pinkston
  • Lynne Fiddmont
  • Sandy Simmons
  • Darlene Perry
  • Sharon Perry
  • Lorraine Perry
  • Maxi Anderson

Additional musicians:

References[edit]

  • Concord Records / Hear Music CCD 30026-2
  • Ray Sings, Basie Swings at Allmusic.com