Say No More
Album: Strong Love Affair, Qwest Records 9362-46107-2, January 1996.
Recorded in Paris (instruments) and at RPM International in Los Angeles (voice). Produced by Jean-Pierre Grosz.
For the session’s personnel, follow the album link, above.
On 13 February 1996 France 2 News had an item with interviews of the team that wrote Say No More for Ray Charles: Jean-Pierre Grosz, Ronnie Bird and Pierre Papapadiamantis. Source: Ina, ID CAB96007116.
In his book Ray, Mon Ami (Paris, 2005), Jean-Pierre Grosz described how he initiated the production of the clip. It was directed by Olias Barco, and produced by Janvier Production. The film was shot by an all-French team in Hollywood.
The scene with the little girl was filmed at Washington Boulevard. During one of the takes shot at that location, Grosz saw “[…] Ray tripping over the sidewalk and falling full length, hands forward. […] I take his hands to check if they were harmed in the fall, but he immediately reassures me, ‘No, no, do not worry, Jean Pierre, all is well. You know, I fall once a day on average… on good days! I’m like all blind people, I have a habit of tripping and falling, so I know: it’s by trying to stop your fall that you might hurt yourself.'”
’96 LC Montauk
’97 LC WolfTrap
’97 LC Saratoga
’97 LC Northsea
’98 LC Charlotte NM
’99 LC Glasgow
’99 LC Miami – Released
’99 LC Rheingau
’00 LC Warsaw