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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Deep Night - The Ray Charles Singers

All Through The Night
Deep Night
The Ray Charles Singers
Decca DL 78988

From the back cover: Deep Night is music for the hours between midnight and 6 A.M. Between the hours of midnight and 6 A.M. there can be two sound reasons for music; love has come or love has gone. We think we have covered both of these possibilities pretty thoroughly in this collection. Being of a naturally modest nature, I, as the arranger and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, am loathe to say that the performances are warm, sincere and musically impeccable. So much for the why of the record.

What of the record? What, indeed!

One final word in parting. A deep bow to Nick Perito for all the wonderful accordion playing, and my sincere thanks to all the singers who participated; for their patience with the leader and their wonderful performances, in spite of him. – Ray Charles

From Billboard - August 8, 1960: The very capable Ray Charles Singers offer an album full of smartly conceived and executed arrangements. Most are of the deeply sentimental mood variety for late hour listening, as with "Solitude," "You And The Night And The Music" and "All Through The Night." But for a change of pace there are some sprightly and novel renditions of "Dancing On The Ceiling," "Four Twenty A.M." and "Hit The Road To Dreamland." Fine quality for either or both moods, and built for broad appeal.

Deep Night
I Kiss Your Hand, Madame
Dancing On The Ceiling
Street Of Dreams
Four-Twenty A.M.
You And The Night And The Music
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Three O'Clock In The Morning
All Through The Night
Hit The Road To Dreamland
Good Night Sweetheart

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