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Ray Charles

#1 Post by Nate Dogg » Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:35 pm

What Ray Charles CDs do you like? What Ray Charles songs do you play? So much Ray Charles out there, just curious what goes over well in other towns.

I will get things started.

Blues + Jazz,
"Hard Times"
"Rockhouse"
"Undecided"
"Hornful Soul"

The Genius Hits the Road
"Swanee River Rock"
every blue moon I might play "Deep in the Heart of Texas" as a novelty song.

Genius + Soul = Jazz
"Mister C"

The Birth of Soul
"Mess Around"
"Hallelujah, I Love Her So"
* This four CD box set also contains some of the songs mentioned above "Rockhouse", "Swanee River Rock"

Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986
"You Are My Sunshine"
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#2 Post by mark0tz » Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:17 pm

All-Time Fave, long blues song: "Makin' Whoopee" (live) - Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection
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#3 Post by gatorgal » Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:33 pm

I don't have any of his CDs, just have random songs given to me over time.

"(Night Time Is) The Right Time"
"Rock House"
"Hard Times"
"You Are My Sunshine"

Tina 8)

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#4 Post by kbuxton » Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:44 pm

I don't remember which albums they're off of offhand, but the three I play the most are "Hard Time", "Rockhouse" and "Moanin'"

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#5 Post by nightowl » Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:15 pm

Booty Butt goes over great with the Westie crossover crowd. Mess Around is a fun bal tune if you put it in the set right.

Hit the Road Jack is a nice one to close down a set with

You and I with Betty Carter is good too.

There is also a CD series called "Artist's Choise" where artist pick out music that influences them, and Ray Charles is fantastic... it has everything from Harry James to Willie Nelson. The liner notes are fascinating.

Of course all the songs metioned above are fantastic too...

I think Ray Charles is really widely known and a great way to bridge the gap between hardcore hoppers and newer dancers. Plus it casts a really fun vibe over the room. Yay for Ray Charles!

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#6 Post by Yakov » Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:11 pm

LONELY AVENUE!!

i have a nice LP (inherited from my grandfather) called "Sweet & Sour Tears"... it's all songs that reference crying in the title. a few songs are danceable: 'Teardrops From My Eyes' f'rinstance

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#7 Post by Nate Dogg » Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:35 pm

Yakov wrote:LONELY AVENUE!!

i have a nice LP (inherited from my grandfather) called "Sweet & Sour Tears"... it's all songs that reference crying in the title. a few songs are danceable: 'Teardrops From My Eyes' f'rinstance
Yeah, I have that CD. I have never thought about playing anything off it before. I will have to give it another listen.

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#8 Post by Nando » Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:30 pm

I try and stay away from Rockhouse and Hardtimes, since it's just a tad overplayed around here.

But not many people out here have touched 'Swanee River Rock' or 'You Are My Sunshine.' I also have been playing stuff from the Chronological Classics, which I believe came out recently.

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one of my all time favorites!

#9 Post by smunky » Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:40 am

Moanin'
From The Heart
One Mint Julep
You Are My Sunshine ((Stereo))
you are my sunshine
Rockhouse, Parts 1 & 2
Swanee River Rock
Hard Times
A Fool For You
I've Got News For You
What'd I Say (Part I)
I Chose To Sing The Blues
Stompin' Room Only
I Don't Need No Doctor
Night Time Is The Right Time
Hit the Road, Jack
The Sun's Gonna Shine Again
Undecided
without love (there is nothing)
Ray's Blues
Careless Love
I Want a Little Girl
Tell All The World About You

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#10 Post by Yakov » Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:45 am

anyone have any early ray charles? i.e. before atlantic years? if so what do you think of it?

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#11 Post by Shorty Dave » Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:59 pm

Nate Dogg wrote:
Yakov wrote:LONELY AVENUE!!

i have a nice LP (inherited from my grandfather) called "Sweet & Sour Tears"... it's all songs that reference crying in the title. a few songs are danceable: 'Teardrops From My Eyes' f'rinstance
Yeah, I have that CD. I have never thought about playing anything off it before. I will have to give it another listen.

Nathan
Yes yes, Teardrops is a good one from that album, but overall I don't recall it being that great...I'll have to also give it another listen...

On my list of CDs to get is Live in Montreux; I've heard a couple tracks from it and it sounds awesome.

And if I may digress for a second, does anyone else think of The Cosby Show when they hear "Night Time is the Right Time"?
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#12 Post by gatorgal » Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:07 am

Shorty Dave wrote:
And if I may digress for a second, does anyone else think of The Cosby Show when they hear "Night Time is the Right Time"?
Yep, all the time. :)

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#13 Post by mousethief » Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:34 am

gatorgal wrote:I don't have any of his CDs, just have random songs given to me over time.
What?!!!

That's it - hand over the race card. You can't play it anymore.

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#14 Post by gatorgal » Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:35 am

mousethief wrote:
gatorgal wrote:I don't have any of his CDs, just have random songs given to me over time.
What?!!!

That's it - hand over the race card. You can't play it anymore.

Kalman
Give me my card back. Just found some Ray stuff last night on my hard drive that I forgot I had. :P

I guess I should log this stuff or write it down or something...

Tina 8)
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#15 Post by main_stem » Wed Jun 16, 2004 8:21 am

hmm... Fathead has to be my personal favorite at the moment. Followed by Undecided and Hallelujah I Love Her So.

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