Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 13

Doot Doot Dow (With Orchestra)

SaxUnreleasedWith Ray Charles BandWith The Nelson Riddle Orchestra


First recorded on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, in early 1969. Ray Charles on alto saxophone, accompanied by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra:

Update 01.02.2021: 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

He played it again in early October of that year at one of his concerts in Paris, at La Salle Pleyel, where it was taped by French television.

The tune was written by Buddy Johnson. A sample of the Johnson 78 rpm single is here. A rare version by Mitch Litman is on YouTube – go there to read the story on how it was found:

’69 TV Smothers
’69 LC Paris
’70 LC Paris


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