Friday, February 8, 2008

Same songwriter. Different year. (#3)

Ray Charles (born Charles Raymond Offenberg, September 13, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, vocal arranger and conductor who is best- known as organizer and leader of The Ray Charles Singers. The Ray Charles Singers were featured on Perry Como's records, radio shows and television shows for 35 years. The Ray Charles Singers are also known for a series of 30 choral record albums produced in the 1950s and 1960s for Essex, MGM, Decca and Command labels. He self-deprecatingly now bills himself as "The other Ray Charles" in a humorous tribute to the blues singer with whom he worked on several occasions. His song "We Get Letters" is currently heard regularly on The Late Show with David Letterman.

"We Get Letters"
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Performed by the Ray Charles Singers

"Fifty Nifty"
Words and Music by Ray Charles


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