Here’s Your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for September 24, 2017

By popular demand, we continues our Ray Charles birthday celebration for a second Sunday.

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Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, September 24, 2017
Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Ray Charles, born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany, Georgia on September 23, 1930.

Song – Artist – Album or First Release – (Date) – (Connection to Ray)

Come Rain or Come Shine – Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’ (1958) (The Genius)

Oh What a Beautiful Morning – Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra – Ray Sings, Basie Swings (unreleased recordings from the mid-1970s)
How Long Has This Been Going On – Sarah Vaughan – How Long Has This Been Going On? (1978) (True To Life)

Worried Life Blues – Rod Piazza – Harpburn (1986) (Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul)
I’m Talkin’ About You – Henry Gray – Lucky Man (1990) (Live at Newport 1958)
Lonely Avenue – Booker T. & The MG’s – Green Onions (1962) (Yes Indeed!)

Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand – Ray Charles – Swing Time Records (1951)
But on the Other Hand Baby – Pee Wee Crayton – Things I Used to Do (1971) (Ray Charles & Betty Carter)

Danger Zone – Johnny Adams – Walking on a Tightrope – The Songs of Percy Mayfield (1989) (Sings for America)
Sherry – Hank Crawford – From the Heart (1962) (At Newport 1958)

A Fool for You – Ray Charles – At Newport 1958

Roll with My Baby – The Love Dogs – Heavy Petting (1998) (What’d I Say)
Unchain My Heart – Nancy Wilson – Today, Tomorrow, Forever (1964) (ABC Paramount single, 1961)
Them That Got – Maceo Parker – Roots Revisited (1990) (ABC Paramount single, 1962)

What’d I Say – Etta James – Etta James Rocks the House (1993) (What’d I Say)
Sticks & Stones – Joe Cocker – Mad Dogs & Englishmen (1970) (Atlantic Records single, 1961)
That Lucky Old Sun – The Isley Brothers – Shout! (1959) (Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul)

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan – Decca Records (1949) (Ray Charles & Betty Carter)
Mess Around – Dr. John – Gumbo (1972) (Ray Charles)
Seven Spanish Angels – Willie Nelson & Ray Charles – Friendship (1984)

It Had to Be You – Ray Charles – The Genius (1959)
Hard Times – David “Fathead” Newman – Ray Charles Presents… (1958)
You’ll Never Walk Alone – The Blind Boys of Alabama – Holdin’ On (1997) (Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul)

You Don’t Know Me – Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne – Jumpin’ & Boppin’ (2016) (Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music)
I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra – Ray Sings, Basie Swings (mid-1970s)

Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles – ABC Paramount Records single (1961)

(sign off)

Tag (You’re It) – Little Charlie & The Nightcats – Nine Lives (2005)