May 31, 2016 Records of the Day

Ray-Charles-45Ray-Charles-78With time still left to complete a live performance, Ray Charles improvised on a song that would become a Rock N Roll classic covered by many from Bobby Darin to Elvis Presley. “What’d I Say” was the song that Ray Charles closed every concert with. Rolling Stone Magazine lists it at #10 on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” Released on Atlantic records in 1959, the 45 is worth up to $30.00 but the 78 rpm version can get you $300.00 today.

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