Ray Charles in Florida - early 20th Century

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, page 317:

I ain't real narrow in my tastes. In fact, I'm crazy about "Indian Love Call." I heard Jeanette MacDonald do it with Nelson Eddy when I was a kid, and I thought it was beautiful. I dug her kind of singing; she had real control and true feeling. I recorded the song in the late sixties and then sang it as a duet with Susaye Greene, one of the Raeletts, all over Europe and Japan. People flipped. I've been lucky that way. I've been able to rummage through the attic of my mind and pick out all the old tunes that I like.
cite as

David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 317. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427971955163 accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Florida


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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'Indian Love Call'
written by Rudolf Friml
performed by Nelson Eddy, Jeanette MacDonald

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:52:35 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:28:11 +0100