Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 17

Smack Dab In The Middle

Album 1964 Smile

Album: Have A Smile With Me, ABC/Paramount 495, June 1964.
Single (A): ABC 10588, September 1964, b/w I Wake Up Crying.

Recorded in New York in the first week of May 1964. Arranged by Benny Carter.

For session details follow album link, above.

In July 1961 Ray was in the audience when the Count Basie band played the song at the Antibes festival (at 1:15):

Montreux 1997:

’87 LC Antibes
’88 LC Saratoga
’89 LC Paris – 2x
’90 LC ArtPark
’90 LC Antibes
’90 LC Caneção
’90 LC Tokyo
’91 LC BlueNote
’93 TV Griffin
’95 LC Tramps
’95 LC Marciac
’96 LC London
’97 LC Saratoga
’97 LC Philly
’97 LC Montreux – Released
’99 LC Rome NM
’00 LC Basel


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *