• November 9, 2014

    Hey Jude (?)

    Uncertain. According to TV.com, Ray would have performed this song on Dinah!, first aired on 20 February 1975. Unfortunately, no footage has surfaced yet. Who knows more?

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  • November 8, 2014

    I Can’t Get Started

    Unrecorded. From Joël Dufour’s interview with Ray Charles’ first band leader, Renald Richard, published in Soul Bag (January 2004, #176/177): JD: Was your repertoire all R&B and jazz, or would Ray Charles sing a few standard ballads as well?RR: He wrote the Bunny Berrigan version of  I Can’t Get Started as a feature trumpet solo, and he did […]

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  • October 21, 2014

    Ray’s Boogie (With The Ray Charles Septet)

    This instrumental, a Ray Charles composition, was never recorded. Ray Charles established his first “small big band” in 1954. Renald Richard was the first band leader. In an interview with Joël Dufour (published in Soul Bag, January 2004, #176 & 177) he recalled, “One of [Ray’s] first band arrangements was Ray’s Boogie. So what he’d do, he […]

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