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Album: Ray Sings, Basie Swings
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Released: 2006
Length: 4:07
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I feel so bad, yeah
Like a ball game on a rainy day, yeah
I feel so bad, yeah, yeah
Like a ball game on a rainy day, yes, Lord
Since I lost my woman I have to
Shake my head and then I walk away, I gotta walk away

I just wanna tell you people
I wanna tell you just how I feel, happy
I wanna tell you people out there
I wanna tell you just how I feel, yeah, happy
I feel so bad, I feel so bad 'cause
My woman, she gave me a dirty deal, it just messed up my mind, alright

Oh, alright
I like that, good

Sometimes I want to leave here
Lord, then again I want to stay, I want to stay
Lord, sometimes I want to leave London Town
But then again I want to stay, oh, I want to stay here
The trouble is, I already got my suitcase packed up
I guess I'll have to just be , then I'll fly away, I gotta fly away

Said I'll move, I'll move, yeah, yeah
Know I'll move, I'll move
Since my woman been gone I had no lovin'
That's what I want, what I need
[Your dad will do me], Lord, sock it to me
Oh, baby, help me find my way

Sometimes every once in a while
Every night and day, in the midnight hour
My woman got me talking and never known time
She got me saying words, words I never said before
What I mean is, is, is she got me, she got me just
She got, she got me confused
And I don't know what I'm saying, I gotta do a, something

Yeah, yeah, Lord, I feel, I feel bad
Get all in my bones, get all over me
Make me shout 'Hallelujah' and help myself
Oh, baby, oh, Lord, bad Lord, I like it myself
Yes, I do, well, well

Hello, that's it!
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"She got me saying words, words I never said before"
goo-goo-gooo-goooo?
Very fine.  And I'll take this opportunity to say something about the method:  As a Jimi Hendrix fanatic in the mid to late 70s, there just wasn't a lot of material available, so I was very happy to get my hands on Crash Landing and Midnight Lighting, and the former in particular was excellent in my opinion.  I also had an Elvis album, with the backing tracks redone by (I think) the original musicians, and it was excellent.  If it sounds great, I have no objections.
 unclehud wrote:
Bill, you're right; this came out pretty well.  In fact, I was thinking, "I'm a big Ray fan.  Why haven't I heard this before?"  Answer: Because it isn't real.
 
While I consider myself far from a Luddite, it's getting kind of scary that electronic contrivances mimic reality so well.  Video games, movie special effects, and 'new' music from dead people.  My grandchildren will be living in a fantasy world.
 
Yes, it is ironic how all this cutting-edge technology is used to meticulously simulate things from the past, instead of moving forward. Just look at the latest Star Wars: no attempt to bring anything new, merely a linear combination of all that is known already. Creative stagnation.

The song is nice though, and it isn't as cutting-edge as it may seem, they merely recorded a band playing to pre-recorded vocals and mixed the result together like any other record. At least they didn't generate totally new lyrics from a computer model of Ray's voice. Yet.
Janis Joplin and then Ray Charles, that was what I needed Bill, thanks! :—)
RAY CHARLES!!!
 Cynaera wrote:
Well, ain't technology a wunnerful thing? This song was manufactured.  

I like this song, but I don't like the methods used to make it happen.

 
And how is the way they made this song any different than the way any other song is recorded? The vocal and music tracks are recorded  separately and then mixed in the studio playing with all the sliders until it sounds the way they want it to sound... Unless you plan on recording live in the studio then I'm not sure where you're going with this...
 prophetzarquon wrote:


great voice - dull  and predictable tune

 
Great tune - dull and predictable comment...
Bill, you're right; this came out pretty well.  In fact, I was thinking, "I'm a big Ray fan.  Why haven't I heard this before?"  Answer: Because it isn't real.
 
While I consider myself far from a Luddite, it's getting kind of scary that electronic contrivances mimic reality so well.  Video games, movie special effects, and 'new' music from dead people.  My grandchildren will be living in a fantasy world.
Did he ever record a bad song? Definition of soul.
Great story, Bill.
Love it!!  I have a version of BB and Bobby Bland doing this one live... That is my favorite version but I love this too!!  Nice way to kick off my Friday workday.... Thanks for playing {#Cheers}
 jools wrote:
Great stuff

So far no negatives - but why would there be?!!!!!!! 
 

great voice - dull  and predictable tune
Well, ain't technology a wunnerful thing? This song was manufactured.  I thought I'd heard it all when Natalie Cole did a duet with her long-deceased father (who had more talent in his pinky than she has in her whole body.)  I have to wonder what's next:  Kurt Cobain collaborating with John Bonham on drums and Dee Murray on bass? Maybe throw in a little Nicky Hopkins on piano.

I like this song, but I don't like the methods used to make it happen.
Certainly one benefit of RP is that my appreciation of Ray Charles (not even especially on this piece) has increased immeasurably. In his latter days, he had become a sort of parody of himself, but it is clear that early in his career, he deserved all the praise he received, and more. 
Godlike!

some interesting info about this CD:

Amazon.com

To fake or not to fake: That is the question consumers must answer for themselves in assessing this feat of aural Photoshopping: an "imaginary concert" created by combining recently discovered soundboard tapes of Ray Charles's vocals from a mid-'70s European show and newly recorded backing by the Count Basie Orchestra—the "ghost band," still on the road 22 years after Count's passing. Charles is in exceptional voice, singing the heck out of standards like "How Long Has This Been Going On?," Genius classics like "Busted," and pop covers like Melanie's "Look What They've Done to My Song." His performance is a thrilling corrective to forgettable posthumous albums like Genius Loves Company, designed to cash in on the new audience created for him by the movie Ray. But as competently as the Basie band fill in the blanks under the direction of Bill Hughes, with Joey DeFrancesco guesting on organ, most of the new arrangements are rather pallid, and the ensemble lacks the personality of both the Basie orchestra and Charles's best groups. And as attractive as Ray Sings, Basie Swings may be for the casual listener, the gimmickry will appall serious fans, particularly since neither Charles nor Basie—who never collaborated in life—was around to lend his approval. Is The Doors Sing, Woody Herman Swings next? —Lloyd Sachs

Product Description

The producers of this CD discovered archival reels of Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra performing live together in 1973. Although the vocals were superior, the remaining elements were or extremely poor quality. They decided to bring the current Count Basie Orchestra into the studio and, using the latest technology, they carefully and painstakingly laid down a new musical backdrop for Charles' towering vocals.
How good is this?
brilliant!
Great stuff

So far no negatives - but why would there be?!!!!!!! 
 birdland wrote:
This takes the Chicago swing thing and breaks it's neck.

Sublime. Ray and the Count (and band).

Yikes.
 

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makes me want to play Fallout 3
Sweet!
Awesome, first time I have heard this cut!

 
Should hit the mute bottom after this is finished. It probably won't get any better for a long long time.
I'm betting this whole CD is killer.  Anybody know?
 That_SOB wrote:

 I don't believe there was any music Ray didn't love, and I don't believe there was any music that didn't love Ray !
 

    Pretty much....
{#Cool} Oh YESSSS!

 

Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee      ==>     Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra - Feel So Bad

!Wow!  !Oh boy!    ** 10 **




 I don't believe there was any music Ray didn't love, and I don't believe there was any music that didn't love Ray !
Great upload - this one has perked me right up on a grey autumn afternoon.
This takes the Chicago swing thing and breaks it's neck.

Sublime. Ray and the Count (and band).

Yikes.