Lonely Avenue

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"Lonely Avenue"
Single by Ray Charles
from the album Yes Indeed!
A-side "Lonely Avenue"
B-side "Leave My Woman Alone"
Released 1956
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 2:36
Label Atlantic 8025
Writer(s) Doc Pomus
Producer(s) Ahmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler
Ray Charles singles chronology
"Mary Ann"
"Lonely Avenue"
"Drown in My Own Tears"
Yes Indeed! track listing
"Swanee River Rock (Talkin' 'Bout That River)"
"Lonely Avenue"
"Lonely Avenue"
Song by Van Morrison from the album Too Long in Exile
Released June 8, 1993
Recorded The Wool Hall Studios, Bath, England
Genre R&B, Rock
Length 6:24
Label Mercury, Polydor
Writer(s) Doc Pomus
Producer(s) Van Morrison
Too Long in Exile track listing
"Big Time Operators"
"Lonely Avenue"
"Ball & Chain"

"Lonely Avenue" is a popular song written by Doc Pomus that became a rhythm and blues hit for Ray Charles in 1956.[1] The song drew the attention of the music business to Doc Pomus, who had previously had little success as a songwriter.[2]



  1. ^ "Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman". www.history-of-rock. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Heart of the Matter — Doc Pomus Blues". The Phoenix. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 
  3. ^ Collis, John (1996). Inarticulate Speech of the Heart. Little Brown and Company. p. 182. ISBN 0-306-80811-0. 

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