Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 30

Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma

Album 1972 Message

Album: A Message From The People, ABC/Tangerine 755, April 1972.
Single (A): ABC 11329, June 1972, b/w America The Beautiful.

Recorded at RPM International in Los Angeles in 1972.

The musicians remained uncredited (but Donnie Eubank played congas on this one, and Carol Kaye was on bass; follow the link to the album to see a list of other identified session musicians).

Ray pushed the song like crazy (putting it out on a single as the A-side of America The Beautiful, and singing it on every TV-show he was booked for). It peaked at #65 on Pop and #25 on R&B.

Tel Aviv 1972:

Barbra 1973:
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

’71 LC San Carlos
’71 LC Paris – 2x
’72 TV Flip
’72 TV Burnet
’72 LC Newport – 2x
’72 LC Copenhagen
’72 LC Paris
’72 LC San Carlos
’72 LC Tel Aviv – Released
’72 TV Cosby
’73 LC Nassau – Stream here
’73 LC Germany
’73 LC Arbor
’73 LC Stockholm
’73 LC Paris
’73 TV Barbra – With Barbra Streisand
’75 TV Davis NM
’75 TV Cher – With Cher
’87 TV Vegas
’91 LC Montreux


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