Quincy Jones releases ‘Q’s Jook Joint,’ an album featuring Stevie Wonder, Bono and Ray Charles among other famous guests (1995)

Quincy Jones' 'Q's Jook Joint' is an album (his first in six years) released on November 7, 1995 by Qwest.1 . Let The Good Times Roll (w/ Stevie Wonder & Nikki Yanofsky ) 2 . Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) 3 . Moody's Mood For Love (w/ Take 6, Brian Mcknight, Patti Austin) 4 . Moody's Mood For Love 5 . Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me Track Listing : 1.Jook Joint Intro (Quincy Jones) -…

Concord Records publish Diane Schuur’s ‘Friends for Schuur,’ an album featuring among others Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder (2000)

Diane Schuur's 'Friends for Schuur' is an album featuring duets with Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder and released on September 26, 2000 by Concord Records.1 . Had To Be You (Ray Charles & Diane Schuurit, Live) Track Listing : 1.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 04:26 . 2.I'D Fly (Riccardo Cocciante, Jean Paul Drean, Roxanne Seeman) - 05:07 . 3.For The First Time (Gerry Goffin, Ken…

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Ricky Skaggs, John Scofield and others celebrate Ray Charles (2012)

September 22, 2012 - Ricky Skaggs, John Scofield, Tracy Bonham, Doug Wamble and many others take part in the Ray Charles Symposium held at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/John-Scofield-Überjam-RVJ.jpg' alt='The John Scofield Band - Überjam ' width='190' height='161'/><img src='…

Ray Charles begins the recording of the album ‘What’d I Say’ (1952)

Ray Charles' 'What'd I Say' is a studio album recorded between September 11, 1952 and February 18, 1959 and released in October 1959 by Atlantic.1 . What'd I Say (Live) 2 . My Bonnie Track listing : 1.What'd I Say (Ray Charles) - 05:04 . 2.Jumpin' In The Mornin' (Ray Charles) - 02:43 . 3.You Be My Baby (Doc Pomus, Morty Shuman, Ray Charles) - 02:27 . 4.Tell Me How Do You Feel (Percy Mayfield,…

Ray Charles records ‘Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Volume Two’ (1962)

Ray Charles 'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Volume Two' is an album (following the success of Vol 1) recorded on September 5 and 7, 1962 and released in October 1962 by ABC-Paramount. 1 . You Are My Sunshine (Live) 2 . Take these Chains From My Heart (w/ the Edmonton Symphony Orch.) 3 . Take these Chains From My Heart 4 . Your Cheatin' Heart (Live) Track listing : 1.You Are My…

Concord publish Ray Charles’ posthumous and final album : ‘Genius Loves Company’ recorded with Norah Jones, James Taylor, Diana Krall and more famous guests (2004)

Ray Charles' 'Genius Loves Company' is his final studio album posthumously released on August 31, 2004 by Concord/Hear Music.1 . (w/ Norah Jones, Elton John, Bb King 2 . (w/ Michael Mcdonald, Willie Nelson & Van Morrison Track listing : 1.Here We Go Again (Don Lanier, Red Steagall) - 03:59 . 2.Sweet Potato Pie (James Taylor) - 03:47 . 3.You Don't Know Me (Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker) - 03:55 .…

Ray Charles records ‘Dedicated to You’ with Betty Carter (1960)

Ray Charles' 'Dedicated to You' is an album recorded on August 23, 1960 with Betty Carter and released In January 1961 by ABC Paramount.Track Listing : 1.Hardhearted Hannah (Jack Yellen, Milton Ager, Charles Bates, Bob Bigelow) - 03:14 . 2.Nancy (With The Laughing Face) (Jimmy Van Heusen, Phil Silvers) - 03:02 . 3.Margie (Con Conrad, J. Russel Robinson, Benny Davis) - 02:44 . 4.Ruby (Mitchell…

We remember Ray Charles. ‘Ray Of Light’

This day (June 10, 2004), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ray Charles, an American singer and musician.Tracklist : 1 . Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder - Living For The City 2 . A Song For You (1999) 3 . What' D I Say (1997) 4 . Hit The Road Jack (1982) 5 . America The Beautiful 6 . La Mama (1979) 7 . Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles – It Takes Two To Tango (1975) 8 . Georgia On My Mind 9 .…

Verve release ‘That’s What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles’ (2005)

‘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.1 . Busted (w/ Marcus Belgrave, Berklee) 2 . I Got a Woman (w/ Ricky Skaggs, Berklee) 3 . You Don't Know Me (Berklee) 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…

Ray Charles records ‘In Person’ in Atlanta, Georgia for Atlantic Records (1959)

Ray Charles 'In Person' is a live album recorded on May 28, 1959 at Morris Brown College's Herndon Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia and released In July 1960 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.The Right Time (Lew Herman, Nappy Brown, Ozzie Cadena) - 03:42 . 2.What'D I Say (Ray Charles) - 04:21 . 3.Yes, Indeed (Sy Oliver) - 02:33 . 4.The Spirit Feel (Milt Jackson) - 04:16 . 5.Frenesi (Alberto Dominguez) -…

Atlantic record the first sessions of ‘Ray Charles,’ his debut album (1953)

'Ray Charles' is his debut album recorded between May 17, 1953 and November 27, 1956, released in 1957 (and re-released as 'Hallelujah I Love Her So' in 1962) by Atlantic .Track Listing : 1.Ain'T That Love (Ray Charles) - 02:51 . 2.Drown In My Own Tears (Henry Glover) - 03:21 . 3.Come Back Baby (Ray Charles) - 03:06 . 4.Sinner'S Prayer (Lloyd Glenn, Lowell Fulson) - 03:24 . 5.Funny (But I…

Ray Charles records in New-York ‘The Genius of Ray Charles’ (1959)

'The Genius of Ray Charles' is his sixth studio album mixing big band songs with string-backed ballads, recorded on May 6 and June 23, 1959 and released in October 1959 by Atlantic. .Track Listing : 1.Let The Good Times Roll (Sam Theard, Fleecie Moore) - 02:53 . 2.It Had To Be You (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones) - 02:45 . 3.Alexander'S Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin) - 02:53 . 4.Two Years Of Torture (Percy…

Ray Charles records in a New-York studio ‘The Genius Hits the Road’ (1960)

Ray Charles' 'The Genius Hits the Road' is an album recorded on March 25 and 29, 1960 and released in September 1960 by ABC-Paramount.Track Listing : 1.Alabamy Bound (Buddy Desylva, Bud Green, Ray Henderson) - 01:55 . 2.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 03:35 . 3.Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams) - 02:46 . 4.Mississippi Mud (Harry Barris, James Cavanaugh) - 03:24 .…

Ray Charles begins the recording of ‘Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music’ featuring ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ and ‘You Don’t Know Me’ (1962)

Ray Charles' 'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music' is a studio album recorded between February 5 & 15, 1962 and released in April 1962 by ABC-Paramount.Track Listing : 1.Bye Bye Love (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) - 02:09 . 2.You Don'T Know Me (Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker) - 03:14 . 3.Half As Much (Curley Williams) - 03:24 . 4.I Love You So Much It Hurts (Floyd Tillman) - 03:33 .…

Ray Charles records ‘Genius + Soul = Jazz,’ an album arranged by Quincy Jones for Impulse! (1960)

Ray Charles' 'Genius + Soul = Jazz' is an album arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded on December 26–27, 1960 with members of The Count Basie Band and released in March 1961 By Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.From The Heart (Ray Charles) - 03:30 . 2.I'Ve Got News For You (Ray Alfred) - 04:28 . 3.Moanin' (Bobby Timmons) - 03:14 . 4.Let'S Go (Ray Charles) - 02:39 . 5.One Mint Julep (Rudy Toombs) - 03:02 .…

Ray Charles visits Tokyo (1982)

December 17, 1982 - Ray Charles performs at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo (Japan). Ray has invited local rock singer Yanagi Joji a.k.a. George Yanagi to perform with him on a couple of songs.

Charles Mingus records ‘Mingus Dynasty’ produced by Teo Macero for Columbia (1959)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Dynasty' is an album companion to 'Mingus Ah Um' and recorded on November 1–13, 1959 and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Slop (Charles Mingus) - 06:14 . 2.Diane (Charles Mingus) - 07:28 . 3.Song With Orange (Charles Mingus) - 06:47 . 4.Gunslinging Bird (Charles Mingus) - 05:12 . 5.Things Ain'T What They Used To Be (Mercer Ellington, Ted Persons) -…

Epic publish Macy Gray’s second album : ‘The Id’ featuring ‘Sexual Revolution’ (2001)

Macy Gray's 'The Id' is her second studio album released on September 18, 2001 by Epic. 1 . Relating To A Psychopath (Subculture, NYC, 6/19/13) 2 . Sexual Revolution 3 . Sexual Revolution ("Top Of The Pops", Friday 7th December, 2001) 4 . Sweet Baby (Las Vegas) 5 . The Zodiac Showmacy Grayfreak Like Me/Finale 6 . Oblivion (Nissan, "Live Sets On Yahoo! Music") 7 . Oblivion (North Sea Jazz Festival,…

Epic publish Macy Gray’s debut album : ‘On How Life Is’ featuring ‘I Try’ (1999)

Macy Gray's 'On How Life Is' feat. 'I Try' is her debut studio album produced by Andrew Slater and released on July 27, 1999 by Epic.1 . Still (Video) 2 . The letter (Argentina) 3 . I Try (Yahoo! Live Sets) 4 . I Try (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.Why Didn'T You Call Me (Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna) - 03:14 . 2.Do Something (Macy Gray, Darryl Swann, Jeremy Ruzumna, Dion Murdock, Patrick…

Charles Mingus records ‘Tijuana Moods’ for RCA (1957)

Charles Mingus' 'Tijuana Moods' is an album recorded on July 18 and August 6, 1957 and released in 1962 By Rca.Track Listing : 1.Dizzy Moods (Charles Mingus) - 05:52 . 2.Ysabel'S Table Dance (Charles Mingus) - 10:28 . 3.Tijuana Gift Shop (Charles Mingus) - 03:48 . 4.Los Mariachis (The Street Musicians) (Charles Mingus) - 10:22 . 5.Flamingo (Ted Grouya) - 05:35 Chuck Stewart ALSO…

Charles Mingus record ‘Mingus at Antibes’ at the Antibes Jazz Festival (1960)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus at Antibes' is a double album recorded at the Antibes Jazz Festival on July 13, 1960 and released in 1976 By Atlantic.1 . I'll Remember April (w/ Bud Powell, LIVE '60) 2 . I'll Remember April (Antibes, Jazz Festival) Track Listing : 1.Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (Charles Mingus) - 11:54 . 2.Prayer For Passive Resistance (Charles Mingus) - 08:06 . 3.What Love? (Charles…

Charles Mingus records ‘Mingus Ah Um’ produced by Teo Macero (1959)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Ah Um' is an album (with a cover painted by S. Neil Fujita) recorded on May 5 and 12, 1959 and released the same year by Columbia..Track Listing : 1.Better Git It In Your Soul (Charles Mingus) - 07:23 . 2.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus) - 05:44 . 3.Boogie Stop Shuffle (Charles Mingus) - 05:02 . 4.Self-Portrait In Three Colors (Charles Mingus) - 03:10 . 5.Open…

Charles Mingus and a Sextet featuring Eric Dolphy record ‘Cornell 1964,’ a live album

Charles Mingus' 'Cornell 1964' is a live album recorded on March 18, 1964 with a Sextet featuring Eric Dolphy and released in 2007 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Opening (Charles Mingus) - 00:16 . 2.Atfw You (Jaki Byard) - 04:26 . 3.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 04:23 . 4.Fables Of Faubus (Charles Mingus) - 29:41 . 5.Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress, Then…

Charles Mingus records ‘Blues & Roots,’ an album for Atlantic (1959)

Charles Mingus' 'Blues & The Roots' is an album recorded on February 4, 1959 in New York City and released in March 1960 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (Charles Mingus) - 05:39 . 2.Cryin' Blues (Charles Mingus) - 04:58 . 3.Moanin' (Charles Mingus) - 08:01 . 4.Tensions (Charles Mingus) - 06:27 . 5.My Jelly Roll Soul (Charles Mingus) - 06:47 . 6.E'S Flat Ah'S Flat…

Tina, Petula, Ray et al tape ‘The Big T.N.T. Show’ (1965)

November 29, 1965 - The Ronettes, Ike & Tina Turner, Petula Clark, Bo Diddley, Donovan, The Byrds, Roger Miller, The Lovin' Spoonful, Joan Baez, Ray Charles and more. They all take part in the taping of "The Big T.N.T. Show" concert at the Moulin Rouge in Los Angeles, California More Info

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