Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 20

Agent Double-O-Soul (By Billy Preston, Ray Charles On Piano)

'68 TV TSWith Billy Preston

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:


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