Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 31

Let’s Go

Album 1961 Genius

Album: Genius + Soul = Jazz, Impulse 2, February 1961.
Single (B): Impulse 200, February 1961, b/w One Mint Julep.

Ray composed the theme; it was based on the NBC chimes.

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, on 26 or 27 December 1960.

Ray Charles – organ; John Frosk, Jimmy Nottingham, Phil Guilbeau (solo), Clark Terry, Joe Wilder – trumpets; Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Keg Johnson, George Mathhews – trombones; George Dorsey, Earle Warren – alto saxophones; Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell – tenor saxophones; Haywood Henry – bariton saxophone; Sam Herman – guitar; Joe Benjamin – bass; Roy Haynes – drums. Arranged by Ralph Burns.

(Track #4):

Update 14.02.2021: 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

From 1961 to 1964 the tune was on the band’s concert repertoire; no live recordings have surfaced.


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