Ray Charles in Dallas - mid 20th Century

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 214-215:

Atlantic sent me material they were recording of their other artists, and that's how I got a certain Chris Connor release. She had an album which I remember putting on the box while I was still living in Dallas. I was particularly struck by the strings… I asked [friends at Atlantic records]: Who wrote the strings for the Chris Connor record? Ralph Burns, they said. Ralph Burns! … [H]e was the man I wanted to write my string arrangements… Those first string sessions [in 1959] were little trouble and great pleasure. I sang the ballads as I had planned, and I loved working with a big …   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 214-215. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427961471843 accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Dallas


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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written by Ralph Burns
performed by Chris Connor

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium playback
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:57:52 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:19:32 +0100