What'd I Say" (or "What I Say") is a an American Rock n rollR&B song, by Ray Charles released in 1959 as a single divided into two parts. It was improvised one evening late in 1958 when Charles, his orchestra, and backup singers had played their entire set list at a show and still had time left; the response from many audiences was so enthusiastic that Charles announced to his producer that he was going to record it. After his run of R&B hits, this song finally broke Charles into mainstream pop music and itself sparked a new sub-genre of R&B titled soul,.
- What'd I Say. 1953. The Sun's Gonna Shine Again" b/w "Jumpin' in the Mornin'" (non-album track). - Yes Indeed! "Mess Around" b/w "Funny (But I Still Love You)". "Booty Butt" b/w "Sidewinder" (Both tracks as The Ray Charles Orchestra). 31. 13. - - - - My Kind of Jazz. Feel So Bad" b/w "Your Love Is So Doggone Good" (from Love Country Style). Listed below are songs Ray Charles released during his Columbia Records tenure which was spent on the country singles chart.
Live in Concert is a live album by Ray Charles released in 1965 by ABC-Paramount Records. The recording was made at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California in September, 1964 following a tour of Japan. In 2011, the record was remastered and reissued on CD with new liner notes and previously unreleased tracks, extending the record to well over an hour's worth of music. LP side A: "Opening" – 0:35. Swing A Little Taste" (Julian Priester) – 3:35. I Got a Woman" (Charles, Richard) – 6:10.
A1. What-Cha Doing In There (I Wanna Know). Vocals – RaeletsWritten By – C. Sessions. A2. Please Say You're Fooling. Written-By – Bobby Stevenson. A3. By The Light Of The Silvery Moon. Written-By – E. Madden, G. Edwards. Ray's Moods (LP, Album, Mono). ABC-Paramount, Tangerine Records. ABC-550, ABC 550. Greece. Ray Charles His Orchestra And Chorus. Ray's Moods (LP, Album).
Jean-Jacques Milteau. There's Gotta Be A Change. A trip to the US gives him an opportunity to try his luck first-hand with the blues, and he launches into a musical career at the end of the 1970s, at first as a sideman with various leading Franch pop artists including Yves Montand, Eddy Mitchell, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Maxime Le Forestier, Barbara, Charles Aznavour.
His voice is in great shape, and the recording by Wally Heider is a marvel for its day; all the instruments are placed nicely with Charles' voice out front where it belongs. The singer tells us Miss Lillian Ford of the Raelets "helps out" on "Don't Set Me Free"; it's a duet and a nice change of pace. What I'd Say" and a nice version of "Margie" are here, along with a six-minute take on "I Gotta Woman. For the finale he has the Ray Charles Choir come out to help close the show with a marching-band version of "Pop Goes the Weasel. The 12 tracks are priceless Ray Charles, especially the reinvention of "You Don't Know Me," stirringly different from his timeless hit version but just as impressive.
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