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For the Love of Ray

by A Monterey Tribute to Ray Charles

A tribute to the great Ray Charles, performed by 48 artists from the Monterey CA area - full choir, string ensemble, fantastic horn section - a masterpiece, mixed and mastered in Hollywood.
Genre: Blues: Blues Vocals
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1. Song for Ray
Charmaigne Scott
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2. I've Got a Woman
John "Broadway" Tucker
3:02 $0.99
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3. Georgia on My Mind
Dino Vera
3:41 $0.99
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4. Yes, Indeed
Terry Hanck
3:05 $0.99
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5. Never Say Naw
Chris Cain
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6. I Don't Need No Doctor
John "Broadway" Tucker
2:52 $0.99
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7. Outskirts of Town
Chris Cain
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8. Night Time is the Right Time
John "Broadway" Tucker
4:03 $0.99
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9. You Don't Know Me
Lee Durley
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10. Busted
Alligator
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11. Unchain My Heart
John "Broadway" Tucker
3:43 $0.99
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12. Danger Zone
Chris Cain
2:27 $0.99
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13. Leave My Woman Alone
Terry Hanck
2:47 $0.99
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14. That Lucky Old Sun
Lee Durley
4:04 $0.99
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15. Tell the Truth
Janice Ricks/Charmaigne Scott
3:13 $0.99
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16. Let's Go Get Stoned
John "Broadway" Tucker
3:55 $0.99
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17. Hit the Road Jack
Dhani James
2:05 $0.99
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18. Losing Hand
Chris Cain
4:56 $0.99
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19. Blackjack
John "Broadway" Tucker
4:33 $0.99
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20. What'd I Say (live)
John "Broadway" Tucker/Lee Durley
7:55 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Liner Notes

Tucked away in a loft, in the small community of Sand City, California, lies Real to Reel Recording Studio. Here, owner/producer Gary Souza devoted a year of his time to the recording of this 20-song CD dedicated to the music of Ray Charles.

Souza, a founding member and bass player for the legendary Broadway Blues Band for 16 years, has been recording local artists and writing songs for the past 7 years. A chance meeting at the Monterey Blues Festival in 2004 with vocalist Katie Birdsall gave Souza the inspiration that put this tribute album in motion.

This gutsy venture brought together the talents of 48 musicians, the majority from the Monterey Pennsula area, including 9 lead vocalists, 8 horn players, 4 drummers, 5 keyboard players, and 10 background vocalists. Souza even composed an original gospel song especially for the project.

The artists that appear on this album came together with one purpose in mind: to show their appreciation and respect for Ray, and to lay down a few soulful riffs in memory of this masterful artist.

This is a labor of love with a whole lotta help from a whole lotta friends, all ... For the Love of Ray

-Stephen L. Vagnini
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Norvill Clark

I grew up in Monterey and this takes me home!!!!!
I grew up on the Monterey Peninsula and as a teenager worked at or attended both the Monterey Jazz Festival and later, the Monterey Blues Festival. My friends and I always used the Monterey Jazz Festival as an unofficial family and neighborhood reunion. This CD takes me back to those special times and visits. This is like all the jam sessions after the shows...the one's you sneak into or can attend with special invite only...Truely Monterey musicans at their collective best...One of the reasons Monterey will always be one of the greatest places to live and enjoy music in the U.S. Way to go Katie....
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eggnog

i connected immediately. RC always had a song for someone..
This was a spectacular a crstal rendition of inspiration. I especially enjoyed Hit the Road Jack where the young talent aspires. It was nice to preview before you purchase.
Thanks to all for your hard work. wowo KS. your old roomie
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Rachel Grijalva

I just can't seem to listen to it enough. This wonderful group of musicians real
What a wonderful endeavor! The talent on this cd is amazing! You can feel the heart and soul that has been poured into the making of this great cd.
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Promotionwest.com

This CD is Great!!
I am really enjoying this fabulous CD. It has been featured on KNRY radio in Monterey, and I will be playing these tracks on my radio program for a long time. Congratulations to Gary Souza and company. Sincerely, John Tallon, host of Radio Gig Monterey, Tuesday nights at 7:05 pm on KNRY 1240AM
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Dave Lemon

Ray Charles fans can feel the good vibe with this tribute!
Ray Charles fans can feel the good vibe with this tribute! The songs reach deep into heart with both the musicianship and authenticity of the performance.
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Ray-Band Fan

Live Concert of the Ray Cd at CSUMB 4/29/06
This CD is so great, I didn't think it could be done as a live show ever! Was I wrong!! Those guys kicked serious butt at the World Theater (CSUMB) and left no doubt as to this combination of local Monterey musicians' having the real deal when it comes to Brother Ray and his music. I can't wait to see them at this year's Monterey Blues Festival in June. Get your CD now!
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