Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart

Ray Charles

Unchain My Heart


Release Date: November 11th, 1961

Words by: Whaley Big Jesus
January 4th, 1962


Originally written by Bobby Sharp who due to his heroin addiction sold the track for the measly sum of $50 to Ray Charles' record producer. Charles then went on to record the first version of this great track.

I've always thought that it would've been great if the instrumentation was straighter here rather than lending itself to somewhat lukewarm Carribean/rhumba type rhythms.

However despite this, Ray's voice really owns this track and helps establish it as one of the greats.

Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart

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