Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 6

You Were There (With Gladys Knight)

Album 2005 FriendsWith Gladys Knight

Album: Genius And Friends, Rhino/WEA, 20 September 2005.

Ray Charles laid down most of the songs of the later Genius And Friends album at his own studio, RPM International in Los Angeles, in 1997 and 1998. Post mortem, duet parts of these tunes were dubbed in by virtual duet partners.
I doubt if Gladys would have cooperated with a scheme like that, so this nice track may well be the result of a genuine session, where both were present. (The photo used in the YouTube clip below was made during a session in 2003 or 2004 for the Genius Loves Company album).

For more production details, follow the album link, above.


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