Never Recorded

  • May 3, 2017

    We’re Gonna Make It (The Raelettes)

    Until now* I’ve confused the description of this Raelettes live-song, which was on the band’s repertoire between 1978 and 1984, with the We’re Gonna Make It-trackfrom the Renaissance album. This actual tune was written by Billy Preston. Rene Hall penned the arrangement for the band. Live:’78 LC Antibes’84 LC Viareggio’84 LC Warsaw – Released**’86 LC Toyohashi *Thank […]

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  • November 14, 2014

    Do Something For Me

    Never recorded. The following anecdotes describe some of Floyd Dixon‘s (1929 – 2006) memories of the Chitlin’ Circuit in the early Fifties. The story about Do Something For Me can be dated in 1953 – 1954. From an article by Billy Vera, posted here: “The session for M-G-M was Sonnie, backed by Floyd, Hampton and a contingent from Hamp’s […]

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  • August 23, 2011

    Ray Charles And Billy Preston In The Mid Sixties

    From Unsung, a documentary about Preston (I think it’s from 2011). Preston, in an interview about Ray, c. 1991. Billy Preston had been Ray Charles’ protégé since his teenager years. The taping of Shindig, in 1965, was the first time they worked together professionally. Right after that Preston contributed decisively to the hot blues-gospel sound […]

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