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Ray Charles: Jazz Number II

In January 1973, “Tangerine” label released “Jazz Number II”, the 35th Ray Charles album. It was recorded in “Charles’ Tangerine / RPM Studios” in Los Angeles and was produced by Ray Charles.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles – piano, engineer
  • Ray Charles Big Band
  • Alf Clausen, Jimmy Heath, Roger Neumann, Teddy Edwards – arrangements
  • David Braithwaite – engineer
  • Steve Swain – cover concept
  • Don Niehaus – design
  • Joe Adams – photography

Track listing:

  1. Our Suite – Ray Charles, Roger Neumann
  2. A Pair of Threes – Alf Clausen
  3. Morning of Carnival – Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria
  4. Going Home – Teddy Edwards
  5. Kids Are Pretty People – Thad Jones
  6. Togetherness – Jimmy Heath
  7. Brazilian Skies – Teddy Edwards

In April 1962.

In April 1962, “ABC-Paramount” label released “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music”, the 19th Ray Charles album. It was recorded in February 1962, at “Capitol Studios” in New York City and “United Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Sid Feller, Ray Charles and Joe Adams. In 1999, the album was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. In 2001, the album track “I Can’t Stop Loving You” was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. in 2001,  the album was cited by “The Recording Academy” as a recording of “historical significance. “I Can’t Stop Loving You” was ranked number 49 on “Country Music Television’s” list of the “100 Greatest Songs of Country Music”  In 2001, “VH1” channel listed the album in its list of “The 100 Greatest Albums of R ‘N’ R”. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 104 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles– vocals, piano
  • Hank Crawford– alto saxophone
  • Gil Fuller, Gerald Wilson– big band arrangements
  • Marty Paich– string arrangements
  • Todd Everett – liner notes
  • Bill Inglot, Ken Perry – remastering
  • Michael Ochs Archives, Hugh Bell – photography
  • Bill Putnam, Gene Thompson, Johnny Cue.Bob Arnold, Frank Abbey – engineering

Track listing:

  1. Bye Bye Love – Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant
  2. You Don’t Know Me – Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker
  3. Half As Much – Curley Williams
  4. I Love You So Much It Hurts – Floyd Tillman
  5. Just a Little Lovin’ (Will Go a Long Way) – Eddy Arnold, Zeke Clements
  6. Born To Lose – Frankie Brown, (Ted Daffan)
  7. Worried Mind – Ted Daffan, Jimmie Davis
  8. It Makes No Difference Now – Floyd Tillman, Jimmie Davis
  9. You Win Again – Hank Williams
  10. Careless Love – traditional, arranged by Ray Charles
  11. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Don Gibson
  12. Hey, Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams

 

In March 1968.

In March 1968, “ABC / Tangerine” label released “A Portrait of Ray”, album by Ray Charles. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Joe Adams.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles– vocals, keyboard, piano
  • Bryon Clark – engineering, remixing

Track listing:

  1. Never Say Naw – Percy Mayfield
  2. The Sun Died – Ray Charles, Ann Grégory, Hubert Giraud, Pierre Delanoë
  3. Am I Blue? – Harry Akst, Grant Clarke
  4. Yesterdays – Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach
  5. When I Stop Dreaming’ – Ira Louvin, Charlie Louvin
  6. I Won’t Leave – Lou Courtney, Luther Ingram, Robert Bateman
  7. A Sweet Young Thing Like You – Dee Ervin
  8. The Bright Lights and You Girl – Sayde Shepherd
  9. Understanding – Jimmy Holiday, Ray Charles
  10. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

In June 1967.

In June 1967, “ABC/Tangerine” labels released “Ray Charles Invites You to Listen”, the 28th Ray Charles album. It was recorded in 1967, at :RPM International Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Joe Adams.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles – vocal
  • Sid Feller – arrangements
  • Chris Wilson – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. She’s Funny That Way (I Got a Woman Crazy for Me) – Neil Moret, Richard Whiting
  2. How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky) – Irving Berlin
  3. You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Wanna Do It) – James V. Monaco, Joseph McCarthy
  4. Yesterday – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. I’ll Be Seeing You – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain
  6. Here We Go Again – Don Lanier, Red Steagall
  7. All for You – Robert Scherman
  8. Love Walked In – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  9. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You – Andy Razaf, Don Redman
  10. People – Bob Merrill, Jule Styne

In February 1966.

crying_time

In February 1966, “Tangerine” label released “Crying Time”, the twenty sixth Ray Charles album. It was recorded in 1965, at “R.P.M. International Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Joe Adams.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles– vocals, piano
  • The Raelettes – performer
  • Onzy Matthews- arranger
  • William Alexander – album cover
  • George S. Whiteman – album cover
  • Joe Lebow – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Crying Time – Buck Owens
  2. No Use Crying – Roy Gaines, Freddie Lee Kober, J.B. Daniels
  3. Let’s Go Get Stoned – Valerie Simpson, Nikolas Ashford, Jo Armstead
  4. Going Down Slow – Jimmy Oden
  5. Peace of Mind – Ray Charles,  Holiday
  6. Tears – Norman Newell, Robert Maxwell
  7. Drifting Blues – Johnny Moore, Eddie Williams, Charles Brown
  8. We Don’t See Eye to Eye – Percy Mayfield
  9. You’re In For a Big Surprise – Percy Mayfield
  10. You’re Just About to Lose Your Clown – Johnny MacRae
  11. Don’t You Think I Ought To Know – William Johnson, Melvin Wettergreen
  12. You’ve Got a Problem – William D. Weeks, Freddy James