Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 31

Light Out Of Darkness

'65 FI BalladAlbum 1965 CandW

Album: Country And Western Meets Rhythm And Blues (aka Together Again), ABC/Paramount 520, August 1965.

Ray wrote this wonderful song in ’64 for the film Ballad In Blue. Arranged by Sid Feller.
The – longer – album version was delivered with strings and choir, and was recorded at the United Studios in Hollywood in January 1965 (Rene Hall on guitar, Earl Palmer on drums).
When and where was the – different – film version recorded?

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

Ballad In Blue 1964

As concert souvenir programs from the period show, the song was on the playlist of the band between 1966 and 1968.

The genesis of the song, as described in a (c. 1965) concert souvenir brochure.


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