Here We Go Again With Ray Charles


This will be the last of the Ray Charles singles unless I find a random one somewhere (which is possible). I am planning on picking up an LP of his but it may be a while before it shows up on here. I hope you have enjoyed the last week of Ray Charles posts and if you have suggestions on which full album I should look for, leave them in the comments!

“Here We Go Again” is a country music standard written by Don Lanier and Red Steagall that first became notable as a rhythm and blues single by Ray Charles from his 1967 album Ray Charles Invites You to Listen. To date, this version of the song has been the biggest commercial success, spending twelve consecutive weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 15.

The most notable cover version is a rhythm and blues duet by Charles and Norah Jones, which appeared on the 2004 album Genius Loves Company. This version has been the biggest critical success. When Genius Loves Company was released, “Here We Go Again” earned Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards posthumously for Charles who died in 2004. Another notable version by Nancy Sinatra charted for five weeks in 1969.

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Side One

Here We Go Again

Side Two

Somebody Ought to Write a Book About It

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