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Monday, November 21, 2011

Mac Arthur Park - The Ray Charles Singers

Mac Arthur Park
The Ray Charles Singers
Command ABC Records RS 936 SD

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the cover art

This album, produced several years after Enoch Light sold his label to ABC, is still packaged in same book-fold jacket, although the inside presentation differs from the Light format. The engineering, while very good, doesn't seem to be as crisp or deep as under Light's direction.

None-the-less, this is a fun light pop album to include in your collection.

From Billboard - June 1, 1968: Ray Charles has a sound and style that brings exciting new images to current pop hits. In this set, he does it to "MacArthur Park," "Do You Know The Way To San Jose," "Honey," "Valley Of The Dolls" and "Love Is Blue," among others with that special Charles treatment.

MacArthur Park
Gregory's Chant
Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Theme From "Valley Of The Dolls"
Don't Just Stand There
Sometimes I Remember (E La Chiamono Estate)
Little Green Apples
Let's Go! (Canto De Ossanha)

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