Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 16

But On The Other Hand, Baby

Album 1960 - 1973 Singular

But On The Other Hand, Baby
Single (B): ABC 10266, November 1961, b/w Unchain My Heart.
Compilation album: Singular Genius, Concord Records, 15 November 2011.

Recorded with the “Ray Charles Orchestra” (but actually only its rhythm section, with the great Phil Guilbeau on trumpet).

Another marvelous interpretation of a Percy Mayfield penned blues.

Update 27.01.2021: the video of this performance is no longer available on YouTube, please let me know in the comments below if you have any footage, thanks — Cyd

The song, according to concert souvenir programs from the period was part of the rehearsed live repertoire of the band (possibly in Hank Crawford’s small band instrumental arrangement) from 1962 to 1964, and then again in 1966.


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