With Trudy Cohran

  • November 11, 2014

    Giving Up (With The Raelettes, Ft. Trudy Cohran / Tonette McKinney)

    Unreleased. Based on Donny Hathaway’s 1972 re-interpretation of Gladys Knight’s minor hit from 1964. Ray and the girls kept on to Donny’s tempo: a long, slow, soaring love lament. It was performed many times by Trudy Cohran, and (after she left The Raelettes) also by Tonette McKinney. Tokyo 1990 (starts at 1’14’40) with Trudy Cohran: Moscow 1994 with […]

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  • November 2, 2014

    Knock On Wood (The Raelettes)

    Album: Ray Charles At Jazz Jamboree 1984, Poljazz X-PSJ 002, S.a. Ray added a slightly bawdy intro to this Eddie Floyd/Steve Cropper song. It was Trudy Cohran’s song until she left The Raelettes.The one performance that made it to eve two (semi-legit) releases, from the 1984 Jazz Jamboree in Warsaw (also listen here), was not the best. ’84 […]

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