Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 10

Goodness Gracious (The Ray Charles Orchestra)

'67 LC BerlinUnreleasedWith Ray Charles Band


Goodness Gracious is a nice riff turned into a rocking big band ditty. Ray Charles called the tune only so now and then, but it stayed on the repertoire of the Orchestra well into the 1990s.

Taped twice, at the 1967 Berlin concert (the best of the two surviving recordings), with Barry Rillera taking excellent care of the dominant guitar parts, and once in a 1996 concert at the Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk.

’67 LC Berlin
’96 LC Montauk


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