‘That’s What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles’ is a tribute album released on June 7, 2005 by Verve Records.
Track Listing : 1.Busted (Harlan Howard) – 06:31 . 2.What’D I Say (Ray Charles) – 06:18 . 3.Sticks And Stones (Henry Glover, Titus Turner) – 03:44 . 4.I Don’T Need No Doctor (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 04:30 . 5.Cryin’ Time (Buck Owens) – 01:33 . 6.I Can’T Stop Loving You (Don Gibson) – 04:48 . 7.Hit The Road Jack (Percy Mayfield) – 05:29 . 8.Talkin’ Bout You/I Got A Woman (Renald Richard) – 05:50 . 9.Unchain My Heart, Pt. 1 (Teddy Powell) – 05:05 . 10.Let’S Go Get Stoned (Joseph Armstead, Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 03:29 . 11.Night Time Is The Right Time (Lew Herman) – 04:57 . 12.You Don’T Know Me (Cindy Walker) – 04:57 . 13.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) – 08:10
Musicians : John Scofield – Guitar, Finger Snapping . Dr. John – Piano, Vocals . Aaron Neville – Vocals . Larry Goldings – Hammond Organ, Vibes, Wurlitzer . Howard Johnson – Baritone Saxophone . Alex Foster – Tenor Saxophone . Vaneese Thomas – Background Vocals, Hand Clapping . Lisa Fischer – Background Vocals, Hand Clapping . Warren Haynes – Vocals, Slide Guitar . Manolo Badrena – Percussion, Tambourine, Timbales, Spanish Vocals . Earl Gardner – Trumpet . David Newman – Tenor Saxophone . Keith O’Quinn – Trombone . Mavis Staples – Vocals . Willie Weeks – Bass, Ampeg Baby Bass . John Mayer – Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals . Meegan Voss – Background Vocals . Steven “Steven J.” Jordan – Drums, Tambourine, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping
Production : Produced By Steve Jordan, Susan Scofield . Joe Ferla – Engineer, Mixing . Peter Doris – Assistant Engineer . Chad Lupo – Assistant Engineer . Bryan Pugh – Assistant Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering
Package : Hollis King – Art Direction . Kazumi Matsumoto – Design . Alan Nahigian – Photography
Recorded 2004 – 2005.
Released On June 7, 2005 By Verve Records.
All About Jazz
Make no mistake; this is a Scofield record through and through. And it is tasteful throughout. Not once does Sco make the slightest attempt at showing off his chops. And yet not once does the listener yearn for more […]
The disc’s only disappointing track is an instrumental version of Buck Owens’ “Cryin’ Time” which deserved more of his time than a minute and a half — and it’s regrettable that Scofield doesn’t stretch out on the Owens gem. […]
Quality varies wildly on this disc, but Scofield sounds out of place and constricted throughout. He may be having fun, but the material doesn’t play to his considerable strengths. […]