Unchain My Heart
Single (A): ABC 10266, 20 November 1961, b/w But On The Other Hand, Baby.
Compilation album: Singular Genius, Concord Records, 15 November 2011.
Steve Hoffman wrote that “Ray Charles recorded both Hit The Road Jack and Unchain My Heart on one 30-minute reel of tape in real ‘reel’ time. In other words, both songs finished, recorded and mixed within 1/2 hour!”
For some more fascinating insights in early 1960’s record production, also read these remarks by Hoffman.
Ballad In Blue, filmed 1964:
|Ray recording this song,
from a tour brochure.
It’s not clear to me what the recording by Take 6 had to do on Genius Loves Company (Concord, August 2004). Ray must have liked this vocalese interpretation, though.