Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 16

C.P. Time (By Billy Brooks, Ray Charles On Piano)

Album3 1974 Brooks

Album3: Billy Brooks, Windows Of The Mind, Crossover 9003, 1974.

Billy Brooks (1926 – 2003) was the inventor and held the patent of the skoonum horn – a double-barreled trumpet (read this).
Brooks was one of the many great trumpetists who played with Ray. Together, they even went back to the early to mid Fifties.

Windows is one of the Top 50 most sampled albums in history.

Ray Charles co-produced this album, and played keyboards on this track.

Album line-up: Billy Brooks – skoonum; Mike Conlon – cornet; Al Gottlieb, Bob Comden, Mike Artega – trumpets; Al Sanifu Hall, Britt Woodman, Buster Cooper, Mihran Vartan, Ray Jackson – trombones; John Stevens, Lonnie Shetter – alto sax; Tom Vigil – alto & tenor sax; Clifford Solomon, Herman Riley, Wilbur Brown – tenor sax; Bill Carter – bari; Ray Charles – piano; Jeff Lee – guitar; Ken Sawhill, Larry Gales – bass; Clarence Johnston – drums.

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


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