Ray Sings, Basie Swings

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Ray Sings, Basie Swings
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Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 3, 2006 (2006-10-03)
RecordedMid-1970's, February - May 2006
StudioLos Angeles
GenreSoul, jazz, Swing
LabelConcord/Hear Music
ProducerGregg Field
Ray Charles chronology
Genius & Friends
(2005)
Ray Sings, Basie Swings
(2006)
Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters
(2010)

Ray Sings, Basie Swings is a posthumous album that mixes previously unreleased Ray Charles vocal performances, recorded at live concerts in the mid-1970s, 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
  • Grant Langford – alto saxophone
  • Marshall McDonald – alto saxophone, flute
  • Doug Lawrence – tenor saxophone
  • Doug Miller – tenor saxophone
  • John Williams – baritone saxophone
  • Clarence Banks – trombone
  • Dave Keim – trombone
  • Barry Cooper – bass trombone
  • Scotty Barnhart – trumpet
  • Shawn Edmonds – trumpet
  • Endré Rice – trumpet
  • Mike Williams – trumpet
  • Joey DeFrancesco – organ
  • Tony Suggs – piano
  • James Leary – double bass
  • Will Matthews – guitar
  • Butch Miles – drums

Backing vocals

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

Additional musicians

Technical

  • Quincy Jones – arranger
  • John Clayton – arranger
  • Roger Neumann – arranger
  • Larry Muhoberac – arranger
  • Shelly Berg – arranger, conductor, musician
  • Tom Scott – arranger, conductor
  • Bill Hughes – orchestra director
  • Aaron Woodward – executive producer
  • Bill Airey Smith – engineer
  • Bill McKinney – assistant engineer
  • Charles Paakkari – engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Don Murray – engineer, mixing
  • Eric Weaver – assistant engineer
  • Gregg Field – conductor, engineer, producer, vocal arrangement
  • Joe Adams – executive producer, producer
  • Joe Brown – assistant engineer
  • John Burk – executive producer, producer
  • Paul "Scooby" Smith – assistant engineer
  • Paul Hamann – assistant engineer
  • Sanwook Nam – mastering
  • Seth Presant – engineer
  • Steve Genewick – engineer[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ray Sings, Basie Swings - Ray Charles | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 February 2017.

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