Have a Smile with Me

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Have a Smile With Me
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Studio album by Ray Charles
Released June 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre R&B, soul, country soul
Label ABC 495
Producer Ray Charles
Ray Charles chronology
Sweet & Sour Tears
(1964)
Have a Smile With Me
(1964)
Live in Concert
(1965)
Alternative cover
1997 Rhino CD re-issue with Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul
1997 Rhino CD re-issue with Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul

Have a Smile With Me is a 1964 album by Ray Charles. In a reversal of the previous concept album Sweet & Sour Tears, this album is filled with humorous songs. In 1997, it was packaged together with 1963's Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul on a two-for-one CD reissue on Rhino with historical liner notes.

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Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Smack Dab in the Middle" (Charles E. Calhoun) – 3:21
  2. "Feudin' and Fightin'" (Al Dubin, Burton Lane) – 2:15
  3. "Two Ton Tessie" (Lou Handman, Roy Turk) – 4:00
  4. "I Never See Maggie Alone" (Everett Lynton, Henry B. Tisley) – 5:46
  5. "Move It On Over" (Hank Williams) – 2:40

Side two[edit]

  1. "Ma (She's Making Eyes at Me)" (Sidney Clare, Con Conrad) – 3:30
  2. "The Thing" (Charles Randolph Grean) – 2:28
  3. "The Man with the Weird Beard" (Milton Drake, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston) – 3:59
  4. "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" (Roy C. Bennett, Sid Tepper) – 3:12
  5. "Who Cares (For Me)" (Don Gibson) – 2:19

Personnel[edit]

  • The Ray Charles Orchestra
  • The Raelets - background vocals
  • Benny Carter (tracks: A1, A2, B1), Gerald Wilson (tracks: A5, B5), Johnny Parker (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3, B4) - arrangements

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