With Harry Belafonte

  • November 24, 2015

    Ray Charles Contributing To Smothers Brothers Show’s Theme Song

    Halfway through the production of theThe Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1969) a theme tune (written by Perry Botkin, Jr., Mason Williams, and Nancy Ames) was introduced. While it became more and more popular, the stars who appeared on the show were asked to contribute to a montage, which probably was broadcast only once: during the very […]

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  • October 13, 2014

    The Alphabet Song (With Sesame Street Children Choir, And Celebrities)

    The 2014 compilation DVD. Album 3 (DVD): Sesame Street, Alphabet Songs, Warner Home Video, 6 May 2014 [Ray’s 1996 performance]. On 2 February 1979 (episode 1235) Ray Charles performed The Alphabet Song, with the help of a few cute Sesame Street extras. In 1996 (episode 3663) he played a second version. In later edits various celebrities […]

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