With Quincy Jones

  • March 7, 2018

    A Peggy Lee & Ray Charles Time Capsule From 1961

    1. Intro;2. I Got A (Wo)Man;3. You Won’t Let Me Go;4. Just For A Thrill;5. Yes, Indeed. Peggy Lee was a huge fan of Ray Charles, who called her “Sister Peggy”. She studio-recorded some of his tunes as early as 1959. A few years later she embedded an extensive Tribute To Ray Charles in her club show. […]

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  • November 18, 2014

    Baby Cakes (Ray Charles On Organ)

    Album 3: Quincy Jones, Quincy’s Got A Brand New Bag, Mercury SR 61063, February 1966. Recorded at Ray’s RPM studios in Los Angeles, on 24 November 1965. Ray played the organ. Bobby Bryant (tp), Urbie Green (tb), Kenny Shroyer (btb), Jackie Kelso (as), Plas Johnson (ts), Jewel Grant (bars), Ray Charles (org), Mike Rubini (p), Rene […]

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  • November 5, 2014

    I’ll Be Good To You (With Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones)

    Single3 (A, part 1; B, part 2): Qwest 22697, October 1989.Single3 (12″ Maxi CD): Quest 0-21408, 1989.Music clip: see this.Album3 (LP, CD): Quincy Jones, Back On The Block, Quest 26020, 1989. Lead vocals – Chaka Khan, Ray Charles; guitar – George Johnson; bass – Louis Johnson; keyboards – David Paich, Greg Phillinganes, Ian Prince; drums – Harvey […]

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  • November 3, 2014

    It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (With Cast)

    Album3 (VHS, France): Duke Ellington – We Love You Madly, VRV 1124, S.a. Opening of the 1973 CBS TV special Duke Ellington… We Love You Madly, recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles, on 10 and 11 January 1973. With Roberta Flack, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Count Basie, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Eckstine, Quincy Jones, Joe […]

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  • October 31, 2014

    Let The Good Times Roll (With Bono, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones)

    Album3: Quincy Jones, Q’s Jook Joint, Quest/Warner/WEA 9362-45875-2, November 1995. Q’s Jook Joint was Quincy Jones’ fourth concept album in a quartet (with Body Heat, The Dude and Back On The Block).The concept is based on the juke joints that served as makeshift nightclubs in the South. Quincy establishes his own juke joint in track 1, with Ray’s Let The Good Times […]

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  • October 22, 2014

    Poor Butterfly (With Quincy Jones A.O.)

    Album3 (VHS): Quincy Jones – A Celebration In Seattle, VC II VC133, S.a. (c. 1983) or Front Row Video, 15 November 1990. During this TV concert, taped on 12 or 13 March 1983 in Seattle, as an extra surprise, Quincy brought Bumps Blackwell, Floyd Standifer, Buddy Catlett, Major Pickford and Ernestine Anderson on stage, presenting them, together with Ray, […]

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  • October 10, 2010

    Black Requiem – The Quincy Jones / Ray Charles Masterpiece That Never Was Released (1971, 1988, 1992) (Cont’d)

    On 20 July 1976 Quincy Jones published a column in The Baltimore Afro-American, where he shed some more light on the genesis of Black Requiem (read earlier article here), revealing that the work went back to a vow he and Ray made when they were together in Seattle (i.e. 1947/1949): “Back when Ray and I were […]

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