Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 5

I’m Gettin’ ‘Long All Right (Ft Merry Clayton, Ray Charles On Keyboards)

Album3 1971 RaelettesWith Merry ClaytonWith The Raelettes

TRC 984A.

Single3 (B): Tangerine 984, 1968, b/w All I Need Is His Love.
Album3: The Raelettes, Souled Out, Tangerine 1511, 1971 (titled I Get Along All Right).

Merry Clayton rarely sounded more soulful than on this A-side of Tangerine 984 from 1968 (with yet another title variarion: I’m Gett’n Long Alright).
Ray Charles played piano, and can be heard calling off the intro.The record peaked at #23 on the Billboard R&B chart.

The Raelettes: Merry Clayton (lead), Clydie King (contralto), Gwen Berry (alto) and Alex Brown (tenor). Recorded at RPM International, Los Angeles, with uncredited musicians (all or most from the Ray Charles Orchestra).

The Raelettes, c. 1966; f.l.t.r.: Alex Brown, Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Gwen Berry.


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