Greatest Hits

~ Release by Ray Charles (see all versions of this release, 1 available)

Tracklist

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CD 1
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1Georgia on My Mind
producer:
Sid Feller
bass guitar:
Edgar Willis (bass) (on 1960-03-25)
drums (drum set):
Milton Turner (on 1960-03-25)
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1960-03-25)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1960-03-25)
arranger:
Ralph Burns
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1960-03-25)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1960 (number: 16), Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 44) and The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: 2021 edition (number: 283)
cover recording of:
Georgia on My Mind (on 1960-03-25)
anthem of:
Georgia, United States (from 1979 to present)
lyricist:
Stuart Gorrell (in 1930)
composer:
Hoagy Carmichael (in 1930)
publisher:
Peer International Corporation (BMI), ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion), Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd. (from 1930 to present) and Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. ((ASCAP) tradename Peermusic) (from 1930 to present)
3.653:41
2Hit the Road Jack
producer:
Sid Feller
alto saxophone [alto sax]:
Bennie "Hank" Crawford (on 1961-07-05)
baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
Leroy "Hog" Cooper (saxophonist) (on 1961-07-05)
bass:
Edgar Willis (bass) (on 1961-07-05)
drums (drum set):
Edward "Bruno" Carr (on 1961-07-05)
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1961-07-05)
tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
David “Fathead” Newman (on 1961-07-05)
trumpet:
Phillip Guilbeau (on 1961-07-05) and John Hunt (trumpeter) (on 1961-07-05)
background vocals:
The Raelettes (on 1961-07-05)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1961-07-05) and Margie Hendrix (on 1961-07-05)
arranger:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
recorded at:
Bell Sound Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1961-07-05)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1961 (number: 6)
recording of:
Hit the Road Jack (on 1961-07-05)
lyricist and composer:
Percy Mayfield
publisher:
Tangerine Music Corp. and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部
4.252:01
3Unchain My Heart
producer:
Sid Feller
alto saxophone [alto sax]:
Bennie "Hank" Crawford (on 1961-07-05)
baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
Leroy "Hog" Cooper (saxophonist) (on 1961-07-05)
bass:
Edgar Willis (bass) (on 1961-07-05)
drums (drum set):
Edward "Bruno" Carr (on 1961-07-05)
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1961-07-05)
solo tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
David “Fathead” Newman (on 1961-07-05)
trumpet:
Phillip Guilbeau (on 1961-07-05) and John Hunt (trumpeter) (on 1961-07-05)
background vocals:
The Raelettes (on 1961-07-05)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1961-07-05)
arranger:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
recorded at:
Bell Sound Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1961-07-05)
recording of:
Unchain My Heart (on 1961-07-05)
writer:
Teddy Powell and Bobby Sharp
42:54
4What'd I Say, Parts 1 & 2
producer:
Ahmet Ertegun (US American Songwriter, producer) and Jerry Wexler
baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
Bennie "Hank" Crawford (on 1959-02-18)
bass:
Edgar Willis (bass) (on 1959-02-18)
drums (drum set):
Milt Turner (on 1959-02-18)
electric piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1959-02-18)
tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
David “Fathead” Newman (on 1959-02-18)
trumpet:
Marcus Belgrave (on 1959-02-18)
background vocals:
The Raelettes (on 1959-02-18)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1959-02-18)
arranger:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
part of:
Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 10) and The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: 2021 edition (number: 80)
recording of:
What’d I Say (on 1959-02-18)
lyricist and composer:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation, Mijac Music, MUAC Music, Progressive Music (publisher), Unichappell Music, Inc. and Warner–Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label)
3.56:31
5You Are My Sunshine
cover recording of:
You Are My Sunshine
anthem of:
Louisiana, United States
writer:
Jimmie Davis (American politician, singer and songwriter) and Charles Mitchell (1940s songwriter)
publisher:
Peer International (BMI) and Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. ((ASCAP) tradename Peermusic) (on 1940-01-30)
3:03
6Hallelujah I Love Her So
producer:
Ahmet Ertegun (US American Songwriter, producer) and Jerry Wexler
baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
Cecil Payne (on 1955-11-30)
bass:
Paul West (bass) (on 1955-11-30)
drums (drum set):
David "Panama" Francis (US swing jazz drummer) (on 1955-11-30)
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1955-11-30)
solo tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
Donald Wilkerson (US jazz/R&B saxophonist) (on 1955-11-30)
trumpet:
Joe Bridgewater (on 1955-11-30) and Joshua "Jack" Willis (trumpet) (on 1955-11-30)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1955-11-30)
arranger:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1955-11-30)
recording of:
Hallelujah, I Love Her So (on 1955-11-30)
lyricist and composer:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation, Hill and Range Songs, Inc., Progressive Music (publisher), Unichappell Music and Unichappell Music, Inc.
22:40
7Mess Around
producer:
Herb Abramson and Ahmet Ertegun (US American Songwriter, producer)
baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
Dave McRae (US clarinetist & saxophonist) (on 1953-05-17)
bass:
Lloyd Trotman (US jazz bassist) (on 1953-05-17)
drums (drum set):
Connie Kay (on 1953-05-17)
guitar:
MacHouston "Mickey" Baker (on 1953-05-17)
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1953-05-17)
tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
Sam "The Man" Taylor (US jazz/blues saxophonist 1916-1990) (on 1953-05-17)
trumpet:
Jesse Drakes (on 1953-05-17)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1953-05-17) and Renald Richard (on 1953-05-17)
arranger:
Jesse Stone
recorded at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (on 1953-05-17)
recording of:
Mess Around (on 1953-05-17)
writer:
Ahmet Ertegun (US American Songwriter, producer)
publisher:
Progressive Music (publisher), ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) and ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部
32:45
8I've Got a Woman2:58
9(Night Time Is) The Right Time
assistant engineer:
Randy Phipps
engineer:
Akile Walker
producer:
Lester Bowie and Brass Fantasy
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Phillip Wilson (blues/jazz drummer) (in 1987-04)
French horn:
Vincent Chancey (in 1987-04)
trombone:
Frank Lacy (trombone player) (in 1987-04) and Steve Turre (in 1987-04)
trumpet:
Lester Bowie (in 1987-04), Stanton Davis (in 1987-04), Rasul Siddik (trumpet player) (in 1987-04) and Malachi Thompson (in 1987-04)
tuba:
Bob Stewart (tuba) (in 1987-04)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Virgin Records (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) (in 1987)
recorded at:
Rawlston Recording Studios in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States (in 1987-04)
cover recording of:
Night Time Is the Right Time (in 1987-04)
composer:
Lew Herman
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Planemar Music, Screen Gems–EMI Music Ltd. and Tro-Essex Music
3:31
10I'm Movin' On
recording of:
I’m Moving On
lyricist and composer:
Hank Snow
publisher:
Hill and Range Songs, Inc. and Unichappell Music, Inc.
2:24
11Sticks and Stones2:17
12A Fool for You
producer:
Ahmet Ertegun (US American Songwriter, producer) and Jerry Wexler
alto saxophone [alto sax] and baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
David “Fathead” Newman (on 1955-04-23)
bass:
Roosevelt "Whiskey" Sheffield (on 1955-04-23)
drums (drum set):
William Peeples (on 1955-04-23)
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1955-04-23)
tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
Donald Wilkerson (US jazz/R&B saxophonist) (on 1955-04-23)
trumpet:
Joe Bridgewater (on 1955-04-23) and Riley Webb (on 1955-04-23)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1955-04-23)
arranger:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
recording of:
A Fool for You (on 1955-04-23)
lyricist and composer:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
3:05
13I Can't Stop Loving You
recording of:
I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
lyricist and composer:
Don Gibson
publisher:
Acuff-Rose-Opryland Music Limited (UK), Sony/ATV Songs LLC and Acuff-Rose Publications, Inc. (BMI) (on 1958-02-07)
4:24
14Busted
cover recording of:
Busted
lyricist and composer:
Harlan Howard
2:14
15Don't Set Me Free
2:41
16Carrying That Load
2:26
17Tell the Truth
recording of:
Tell the Truth
lyricist and composer:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
3:09
18Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'
cover recording of:
Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’
lyricist and composer:
Joe Greene (US songwriter Joseph Perkins Greene, 1915-1986)
publisher:
Northern Music (song publisher) and Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP)
3:49
19One Mint Julep
cover recording of:
One Mint Julep
lyricist and composer:
Rudolph Toombs
publisher:
Regent Music (BMI) and Unichappell Music
3:08
20You Don't Know Me
engineer:
Bill Putnam
producer:
Marty Paich
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1962-02-15)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1962-02-15)
arranger:
Marty Paich
recorded at:
United Recorders (@ 6050 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1962-02-15)
cover recording of:
You Don’t Know Me (on 1962-02-15)
writer:
Eddy Arnold and Cindy Walker (US songwriter, singer and dancer)
publisher:
Mijac Music, ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部, Unichappell Music, Inc. (in 1955) and Hill and Range Songs, Inc. (on 1955-08-19)
3:19
21Drown in My Own Tears
producer:
Ahmet Ertegun (US American Songwriter, producer) and Jerry Wexler
baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
Cecil Payne (on 1955-11-30)
bass:
Paul West (bass) (on 1955-11-30)
drums (drum set):
David "Panama" Francis (US swing jazz drummer) (on 1955-11-30)
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1955-11-30)
tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
Donald Wilkerson (US jazz/R&B saxophonist) (on 1955-11-30)
trumpet:
Joe Bridgewater (on 1955-11-30) and Joshua "Jack" Willis (trumpet) (on 1955-11-30)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1955-11-30)
arranger:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1955-11-30)
cover recording of:
Drown in My Own Tears (on 1955-11-30)
lyricist and composer:
Henry Glover
publisher:
Fort Knox Music Inc., Jay & Cee, Jay and Cee Music Corp., Jaycee Music and Trio Music Co., Inc.
recording of:
Drown in My Own Tears
lyricist and composer:
Henry Glover
publisher:
Fort Knox Music Inc., Jay & Cee, Jay and Cee Music Corp., Jaycee Music and Trio Music Co., Inc.
43:23
22Take These Chains From My Heart
cover recording of:
Take These Chains From My Heart
lyricist and composer:
Hy Heath and Fred Rose (songwriter)
publisher:
Acuff-Rose Publications, Inc. (BMI) (on 1952-10-31)
3:00
23Let's Go Get Stoned
cover recording of:
Let’s Go Get Stoned
lyricist and composer:
Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson
3:05
24Here We Go Again
recording of:
Here We Go Again (Country music standard, popularized by Ray Charles)
lyricist and composer:
Don Lanier (in 1967) and Red Steagall (country) (in 1967)
publisher:
Dirk Music Co. (publisher) (in 1970)
3:20
25America the Beautiful
recording of:
America the Beautiful
publisher:
Swan's Wing Press (music of Daniel Powers)
lyricist:
Katharine Lee Bates
composer:
Samuel Augustus Ward
arranger:
Daniel Powers
3:36
CD 2
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1Born to Lose
cover recording of:
Born to Lose
lyricist and composer:
Frankie Brown
publisher:
Peer International Corporation (BMI) (on 1943-05-29)
3:18
2Your Cheatin' Heart
engineer:
Al Schmitt
vocals:
The Jack Halloran Singers
conductor:
Marty Paich
arranger:
Marty Paich
cover recording of:
Your Cheatin’ Heart (on 1962-09-08)
lyricist and composer:
Hank Williams (country music legend)
publisher:
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd., Acuff-Rose Publications, Inc. (BMI) (on 1952-10-31), Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (tradename of Sony/ATV Songs LLC) (from 2002 until 2021-01-06) and Sony Music Publishing (worldwide except Japan, ended 1995) (from 2021-01-06 to present)
3:35
3Cincinnati Kid
2:23
4I Don't Need No Doctor2:33
5It Should've Been Me
recording of:
It Should Have Been Me
lyricist and composer:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
2:40
6Leave My Woman Alone
recording of:
Leave My Woman Alone
lyricist and composer:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
2:39
7This Little Girl of Mine
recording of:
This Little Girl of Mine
lyricist and composer:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
42:33
8At the Club
2:59
9Come Rain or Come Shine
cover recording of:
Come Rain or Come Shine
lyricist:
Johnny Mercer (in 1946)
composer:
Harold Arlen (in 1946)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA) and Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia AB
3:41
10Baby It's Cold Outside
cover recording of:
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Neptune’s Daughter)
lyricist and composer:
Frank Loesser
publisher:
Frank Music Corp., MPL Communications Ltd. (not for release label use! Paul McCartney-related, London-based company), MPL UK Publishing, Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc. and ヤマハミュージックEH(CM)
part of:
Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 22)
4:10
11Crying Time
cover recording of:
Crying Time
lyricist and composer:
Buck Owens (in 1964)
publisher:
Beachaven Music Corporation and Sony/ATV Tree Publishing
2:57
12That Lucky Old Sun
cover recording of:
That Lucky Old Sun
lyricist:
Haven Gillespie (in 1949)
composer:
Beasley Smith (in 1949)
publisher:
Robbins Music Corp.
4:24
13Cry
recording of:
Cry
lyricist and composer:
Churchill Kohlman
3:30
14Ruby
cover recording of:
Ruby
orchestrator:
Marty Paich
lyricist:
Mitchell Parish
composer:
Heinz Roemheld
publisher:
Miller Music (publisher) (in 1960)
3:52
15Lonely Avenue
producer:
Ahmet Ertegun (US American Songwriter, producer) and Jerry Wexler
baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
Emmott Dennis (on 1956-05-16)
bass:
Roosevelt "Whiskey" Sheffield (on 1956-05-16)
drums (drum set):
William Peeples (on 1956-05-16)
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1956-05-16)
solo tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
David “Fathead” Newman (on 1956-05-16)
trumpet:
Joe Bridgewater (on 1956-05-16) and John Hunt (trumpeter) (on 1956-05-16)
background vocals:
The Cookies (50s girl group) (on 1956-05-16)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (on 1956-05-16)
arranger:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1956-05-16)
recording of:
Lonely Avenue (on 1956-05-16)
lyricist and composer:
Doc Pomus
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation, Pomus Songs Inc., Progressive Music (publisher), Unichappell Music, Inc., ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) and ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部
2:35
16I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
cover recording of:
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
writer:
Roy Jordan and William Weldon (blues slide guitar player)
publisher:
MCA, Inc. (this was the US media company that became Universal Studios, Inc. in Dec 1996)
3:42
17In the Heat of the Night
2:36
18I Can Make It Thru' the Days
3:55
19Rainy Night in Georgia
recording of:
Rainy Night in Georgia
lyricist and composer:
Tony Joe White
publisher:
Combine Music Corp. and EMI Songs Limited
6:13
20The Jealous Kind
recording of:
The Jealous Kind
composer:
Robert Guidry
4:38
21Shake Your Tail Feather (with the Blues Bros.)
cover recording of:
Shake a Tail Feather
writer:
Andre Williams (US RnB vocalist/musician/producer/songwriter), Otha Hayes and Verlie Rice
publisher:
Spirit One Music and Vapac Music Publishing Inc.
2:48
22Seven Spanish Angels (with Willie Nelson)
producer:
Billy Sherrill (US songwriter/producer/arranger)
acoustic guitar:
Dale Sellers (Nashville session guitarist) (in 1984)
bass:
Robert Wray (in 1984)
classical guitar [gut string guitar]:
Pete Bordonali (in 1984) and Billy Sanford (guitar) (in 1984)
drums (drum set):
Kenneth Malone (session drummer/percussion) (in 1984)
harmonica:
Terry McMillan (in 1984)
keyboard:
Hargus "Pig" Robbins (in 1984)
steel guitar:
Pete Drake (steel guitar player) (in 1984)
strings:
The “A” Strings (in 1984)
trumpet:
Bill McElhiney (in 1984) and Jose McElhiney (in 1984)
background vocals:
Louis Nunley (in 1984), Lisa Silver (in 1984), Diane Tidwell (in 1984) and Hurshel Wiginton (in 1984)
lead vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (in 1984) and Willie Nelson (in 1984)
conductor:
Bill McElhiney (in 1984)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004, operated worldwide except in JP; normally not a release label) (in 2003)
recorded at:
Eleven Eleven Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (in 1984) and Pedernales Recording Studio in Spicewood, Texas, United States (in 1984)
recording of:
Seven Spanish Angels (in 1984)
writer:
Troy Seals (American singer, songwriter, and guitarist) and Eddie Setser (In Groups: James Brown And The Dapps, Jellyroll, The Dapps)
publisher:
WB Music Group
33:51
23Imagine
cover recording of:
Imagine
lyricist:
John Lennon (The Beatles) and Yoko Ono (Japanese-American musician and artist)
composer:
John Lennon (The Beatles)
publisher:
Downtown DMP Songs, EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!), Lenono Music and フジパシフィックミュージック 第2事業部
4:29