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Ray Charles — Rockhouse Parts 1 & 2
Album: What'd I Say
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Released: 1959
Length: 3:49
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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Love me some smooth sax.
Oh man! Perfection.
Very excellent!!!
Ray rocks on forever, immortal!
 unclehud wrote:
LOVE that this song is named "Rockhouse," but that was 1959, I suppose.

As a motorbiker, the Rock House on CA 70 near Paradise is a top 3 bucket list item.
 
Sadly, the Rock House burned down (but not the rock walls) in the Camp Fire. There's an on-line fundraiser  for the owners, which also has more information and pictures -
https://www.gofundme.com/f/hel...
LOVE that this song is named "Rockhouse," but that was 1959, I suppose.

As a motorbiker, the Rock House on CA 70 near Paradise is a top 3 bucket list item.

All I can say about this, is one word......Wow!!!

 zenhead wrote:
Brother Ray knocks everything out of the park.
 
Amen.
I keep picturing Marty McFly. {#Bananajam}
My my mother, god rest her soul.  Was an uneducated hillbilly from the backwoods of KY.  Didn't read much or never went anywhere.  But she demanded that my father take her to see Elvis (he did)  and there were Ray Charles  8 track tapes scattered all over  the floorboard of our faux woody station wagon.

 
Most excellent.
{#Bananapiano}perfect.
 msymmes wrote:
A genious !
 

 
Great to hear again !
I was going to say, on this jazzy-soul groove, can we get some '70s Yousou N'dour funky latin-inspired afro-beat? And lo and behold y'all went to Fela Kuti. Could keep it up with the N'Dour, and/or go to some Dengue Fever, maybe?
 
I saw a great concert years ago, I think it was Bruce Hornsby, he used this tune as his intro music as the whole band came on stage.
10, 10 ,10 - keep 'em coming
The bass line from Van, to Ray, is completely seamless. Nice work Bill!
{#Bananajam} {#Drummer}  {#Dancingbanana_2} {#Guitarist}  {#Bananasplit}  {#Sunny}
Brother Ray knocks everything out of the park.

I like the smokey-jazz vibe playing this morning...

Getting expensive as I keep buying CDs... But the music is great and will last...

Thanks


A genious !
 
This stuff makes my day...
 Cynaera wrote:
Sometimes RP just makes me giddy with happiness.  This is one of those times.  Thank you for keeping Ray Charles in the playlist, because I'd never get to hear his music otherwise.  {#Notworthy}
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this cool music...
 
yeah, cherish your afro-american countrymen for having given us the best music in the world; greetings from the country of bach and beethoven

d-don wrote:
 d-don wrote:
I have a high school yearbook staff in this room, and they are swingin' and swayin', and most of them don't even know it. Oh yeah, we dig!
 
It has happened again - different class, same song, same reaction. Great groove for a rainy Oregon Friday.
 


Shit, this is good.
 d-don wrote:
I have a high school yearbook staff in this room, and they are swingin' and swayin', and most of them don't even know it. Oh yeah, we dig!
 
It has happened again - different class, same song, same reaction. Great groove for a rainy Oregon Friday.


 Art_Carnage wrote:
I feel like I just stumbled into the Kit Kat Lounge, circa 1958.
 
Yessir, with a host of good-looking cats and a drink in my hand.
Yes, Genius and Soul! {#Cheers}
{#Daisy}
Awesome.  
I have a high school yearbook staff in this room, and they are swingin' and swayin', and most of them don't even know it. Oh yeah, we dig!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Yeah, that's really cool...
AAAYYmazing!!!
Sweet!!!
 TerryS wrote:
Simply perfect.
 
Not for me, Dad! 

Simply perfect.
In a good way . . .

 
Art_Carnage wrote:
I feel like I just stumbled into the Kit Kat Lounge, circa 1958.
 


I feel like I just stumbled into the Kit Kat Lounge, circa 1958.
makes me happy  das ist saugut
Man I love good sax.
Sometimes RP just makes me giddy with happiness.  This is one of those times.  Thank you for keeping Ray Charles in the playlist, because I'd never get to hear his music otherwise.  {#Notworthy}
That intro got an immediate response, turned it up
Damn it, I wanted to see American Dad on TV and can't get away from here.... {#Dance}

Classic 50s/60s stripper music. Take it off, baby!!!!
Right on, Daddio!!{#Cool}
The bass and piano in the background during the sax solo is so amazingly smooth.
This song is soooo coool!!
rite arm! ! !

yeah!!!

its better fer de feets .
where's ma axe?  !!

9.8 
jac jonSON
pales sickly

9.9 
 romeotuma wrote:


This is good for the ears...
 
It's better for the feet, botman! {#Bounce}
Excellent choices, Bill! Three 9s in a row from me today.
I didnt think you could resist this title? {#Tongue}
 garthwb wrote:
Smiley tune! Guaranteed to make your feet tap
 
It's funny to read this when you're actually doing it {#Dance}


This is good for the ears...




See this ==> https://www.thelanguageofmusic.com/
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

I asked her to come with me and she declined. We remained friends but, curiously, she moved to NC about 15 years later. No worries, would rather have an old friend than a bitter ex.

  

 {#Yes} Any day.

 Mandible wrote:

you dumped the girl?
 
I asked her to come with me and she declined. We remained friends but, curiously, she moved to NC about 15 years later. No worries, would rather have an old friend than a bitter ex.

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Back in the late 70s I moved from NC to Detroit for a job (and a girl) and tried living up North for a while. One morning at 2 a.m. I was driving home from work in a cold rain and Ray Charles came on the radio. There was just something about his voice that said "Go home, boy."

So I packed up two days later. Thanks, Ray.
 

you dumped the girl?
{#Bananapiano}
Ray's Rockhouse, great song, Manhattan Transfer did a great version of this
 mongoose01ca wrote:
The piano trill about a buck and a half into the song forced me to bump this from a 7 to an 8. Seriously, the man had piano chops to spare. Great stuff!
 
Srsly, indeed. Listen to his left hand. He's like Jerry Lee Lewis - he could lay down a killer backbeat.

Back in the late 70s I moved from NC to Detroit for a job (and a girl) and tried living up North for a while. One morning at 2 a.m. I was driving home from work in a cold rain and Ray Charles came on the radio. There was just something about his voice that said "Go home, boy."

So I packed up two days later. Thanks, Ray.
 Art_Carnage wrote:
EVERYBODY BUNNY HOP!
 
{#Lol}

Volume level of this track is loud!
well.. maybe is just my imagination or a problem in my Amarok

Not Ray's smoothest number, but Ray on a bad day is better than most others on a good day. How about some of his other tunes?
 mongoose01ca wrote:
The piano trill about a buck and a half into the song forced me to bump this from a 7 to an 8.

Seriously, the man had piano chops to spare. Great stuff!
 

Agreed. Everyone talks about his voice so much they've forgotten he could really play the thing.
Smiley tune! Guaranteed to make your feet tap, like most of Ray's work. The man was a demi-god!
EVERYBODY BUNNY HOP!
Smoooooth! Thanks RP!
mongoose01ca wrote:
Good thing the cubicle walls here are high enough for me to groove to this with a little privacy! :bananapiano:
Better get off the piano or someone will see you sticking up over the wall...
i didn't catch where this went from a part 1 into a part 2. need to hear again, please. ;)
Good thing the cubicle walls here are high enough for me to groove to this with a little privacy! :bananapiano:
Wow!! Probably my highest rated Ray Charles tune - some parts actually remind me a little of Dave Brubeck styling.
CCinSB wrote:
Sweeeeeeeet!
Ditto................
Niiiiice.
The piano trill about a buck and a half into the song forced me to bump this from a 7 to an 8. Seriously, the man had piano chops to spare. Great stuff!
Sweeeeeeeet!
More of this.
Sweet. Kinda feel like swayin' and strollin'. :dance:
After two songs that dragged me down in the sinking swirling eddy of despair, Bill has lowerd a bucket into the depths of my well and rasied me back to light with Ray. OK, well maybe not that drastic, but Ray brings some good feelings with his music.
Old_Pat wrote:
Its easy to forget just what an outstanding musician Ray was. Great to hear something from him to show his genius in a different way.
:yes:
Ah - gawd. This is bringing flashbacks to high school where we sang this song in choir. Not nearly as cool as this.
Its easy to forget just what an outstanding musician Ray was. Great to hear something from him to show his genius in a different way.
sick groove
Nice addition to the set list.
AlienRelic wrote:
RP is batting 1.000 today!
YESSSSSSSSSS-SAHHHH!!!
AlienRelic wrote:
RP is batting 1.000 today!
don't they always??
RP is batting 1.000 today!