There are hundreds of songs that deserve to be listened to, but we are just picking some that were favorites and “at the moment” sounded like fun to share!
Ray Charles isn’t usually thought of as a jazz artist. He was first known as a Rhythm and Blues artist, a soul artist, a country artist, and a singer/songwriter. But jazz and blues coursed through his music and made it come alive.
“One Mint Julep” was released back in 1961. Originally done in 1950 by The Clovers, Ray Charles brought this tune to life with a soulful arrangement and his “cool” riffs on the organ.
Ray Charles never shied away from jazz music. In 1957 he released a jazz album with the vibraphonist Milt Jackson. And in the 1940’s he met a young Quincy Jones, with whom he established a long lasting admiration and close friendship for the rest of his life.
But the thing about this song we like is just how “cool” it sounds. Even after 55 years, this song is relevant, hip and it still swings.
Enjoy “One Mint Julep” on this beautiful Friday afternoon.
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