The Other Ray Charles, "Memories of a Middle Aged Movie Fan", Atco #SD33 263 (1968).[LP]

Nick Perito plays accordion on this album.


Side 1

1 Did I Remember

2 Easy To Love

3 I Can’t Escape From You

4 If I Should Lose You

5 It’s Been So Long

6 Pennies From Heaven

Side 2

1 Summer Night

2 Twilight on the Trail

3 The Way You Look Tonight

4 When I’m With You

5 You Turned The Tables On Me

6 Goodnight My Love


While Ray Charles has always sung, he has only recorded one solo album, “Memories of a Middle-Aged Movie Fan” on Atlantic Records. It composed of songs from movies released in 1936. He gathered a group of his musician friends together: Nick Perito on accordion, Tony Mottola on guitar, Bob Haggart on bass, Dick Hyman on keyboards, Toots Theilemans, Doc Severinsen, Phil Bodner and his brother-in-law Bobby Rosengarden on drums. A labor of love for all, Charles' tenor voice does justice to "You’d Be So Easy To Love", "Did I Remember", "Pennies From Heaven" and the other classics from that year.

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