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Light out of Darkness (A Tribute to Ray Charles)
     

Light out of Darkness (A Tribute to Ray Charles)

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by Shirley Horn
 
For this change of pace, singer/pianist Shirley Horn performs 15 songs associated with Ray Charles. Of course, Horn sounds nothing like Charles, but she sometimes captures his spirit on such songs as "Hit the Road, Jack," "You Don't Know Me" (which finds her switching to organ), "Makin' Whoopee" and "How Long Has This Been Going On."

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For this change of pace, singer/pianist Shirley Horn performs 15 songs associated with Ray Charles. Of course, Horn sounds nothing like Charles, but she sometimes captures his spirit on such songs as "Hit the Road, Jack," "You Don't Know Me" (which finds her switching to organ), "Makin' Whoopee" and "How Long Has This Been Going On." Joined by her regular trio (with bassist Charles Ables and drummer Steve Willliams), some of the songs have Ables switching effectively to guitar, while Tyler Mitchell fills in on bass. Altoist Gary Bartz guests on five of the dozen selections. While emphasizing ballads, as one always expects, this is a fun set that includes more medium-tempo tunes than usual for a Shirley Horn set.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/1993
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731451970320
catalogNumber:
519703

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shirley Horn   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Vocals
Gary Bartz   Alto Saxophone
Charles Ables   Bass,Guitar
Hornettes   Background Vocals
Tyler Mitchell   Bass,Drums
Steve Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Shirley Horn   Arranger,Producer
Jimmy Lewis   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Bob Bigelow   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Dave Baker   Engineer
Lynn Butterer   Pre-production Assistant
Charles Bates   Composer
David Baker   Engineer

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Light out of Darkness (A Tribute to Ray Charles) 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I am a ''dyed in the wool'' Shirley Horn fan, (if she sang the Yellow pages I'd buy it)I find this album ill-conceived. The decision to switch to organ from piano gives the setting the feel of a Las Vegas lounge act! What a disappointment.