Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Johnny Cash duet discovered

A previously unreleased duet between Johnny Cash and Ray Charles, 'Why Me, Lord?' , has been discovered.
Great deals on musical instruments

A previously unreleased duet between Johnny Cash and Ray Charles has been discovered.

The recording, of a Kris Kristofferson track called 'Why Me, Lord?' was made in 1981 with producer Billy Sherrill and located at a New York storage facility.

Valerie Ervin, the president of the Ray Charles Foundation found out about the existence of the recording after discovering correspondence between the pair referring to it.

In a letter to Ray, written in December 1981, Johnny wrote: "I hope you like this tape. I realise that the orchestration isn't big and I don't sing very good, but I think the thing has a feeling and a quality that the fans would really enjoy."

the song was recorded while Johnny was recording his album 'The Baron' and the recording features Johnny on lead vocals, and Ray on backing vocals.

In one of the letters he sent to Ray, Johnny suggests an equal split of the royalties. Although his response has been lost, Ray reportedly agreed.

The pair also recorded another song together, 'Crazy Old Soldier,' which was released on Ray Charles' 1984 album 'Friendship.'

It is, however, unknown why the song was never previously released. It will now be included on a collection of Charles' songs, titled 'Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters,' which was released on October 25 in the UK and October 26 in North America.

Posted on 1 Nov 2010 06:45 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25
thumbnail

Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.

10 Mar 2017 12:22
thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19

Recent Music News

thumbnail

JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.

21 Apr 2017 15:18
thumbnail

Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.

21 Apr 2017 11:52
thumbnail

News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12

20 Apr 2017 16:32
thumbnail

Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.

20 Apr 2017 13:33
thumbnail

Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.

20 Apr 2017 12:17
thumbnail

A synth that boasts a range of interesting parameters, Novation's Peak brings next-level user operation to the fold, promising an immersive creative experience.

19 Apr 2017 16:14