Agent Double-O-Soul (By Billy Preston, Ray Charles On Piano)
On August 4, 1968 Ed Sullivan offered Charles a 15-minute slot, the second he ever gave (after the one for The Beatles). Ray appeared with his whole entourage – Raelettes, Orchestra and Preston. Billy (Ray on piano) performed his incredible Agent Double-O-Soul* act.
Preston performed the song numerous times during his tours with the Ray Charles band.
* I’m following the orthography of Edwin Starr’s original single release.
Ed Sullivan Show, 1968: