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The Ray Charles Singers

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Pop and Jazz

The Ray Charles Singers were formed around Ray Charles (2) and featured on Perry Como's records, radio shows and television shows for 35 years. The Ray Charles Singers are also known for a series of 30 choral record albums produced in the 1950s and 1960s for Essex, MGM, Decca and Command labels. * Ray Charles (1918–2015) * Wife: Bernice (1916–2002) * Son: Michael (1941–present) * Son: Jonathan (1946–present) * Daughter: Wendy (1950–2004)

        
Members
Charles Magruder
voc US
PortraitRay Charles
voc, bvoc 1942-2015 US
PortraitAudrey Marsh
voc *1911
Popular Tracks   
Lucky, Lucky, Lucky on The Best Of Evelyn Knight by Evelyn Knight
Ko Ko Mo (I LoveYou So) on The Essential Perry Como by Perry Como
All At Once You Love Her (From 'Pipe Dream') on The Essential Perry Como by Perry Como
How High the Moon on The Ray Charles Singers Songbook by The Ray Charles Singers
Beyond the Sea on The Ray Charles Singers Songbook by The Ray Charles Singers
All Dressed Up To Smile on The Best Of Evelyn Knight by Evelyn Knight
Long Ago and Far Away on The Ray Charles Singers Songbook by The Ray Charles Singers
All the Things You Are - From "Broadway Rhythm" on The Ray Charles Singers Songbook by The Ray Charles Singers
April in Paris on The Ray Charles Singers Songbook by The Ray Charles Singers
Far Away Places on The Ray Charles Singers Songbook by The Ray Charles Singers

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Six Classic AlbumsThe Ray Charles Singers2017Compil.
Greatest HitsThe Ray Charles Singers2015Compil.
Something Wonderful & Rome RevisitedThe Ray Charles Singers2014Compil.
Al-Di-La and other extra special songs for Young LoversThe Ray Charles Singers2005Album
Something Special For Young LoversThe Ray Charles Singers2005Album
Kewpie Doll / It's A Good DayPerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers2001Single
Let's Relax With The Ray Charles SingersThe Ray Charles Singers1998Album
Alshire Presents Pop Series-The Ray Charles SingersThe Ray Charles Singers1998Album
Love Me With All Your Heart: The Command PerformancesThe Ray Charles Singers1995Album
Here We Come-A-Carolling No. 2The Ray Charles Singers1988Single
The Best Of The Ray Charles SingersThe Ray Charles Singers1982Compil.
The Ray Charles SingersThe Ray Charles Singers1976Compil.
Momentos De Amor = Moods Of LoveThe Ray Charles Singers1976Compil.
California DreaminThe Ray Charles Singers1976Album
Catch A Falling Star / Dream Along With MePerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1976Single
Canciones De Lugares RomanticosEnoch Light And His Orchestra Con The Ray Charles Singers1974Album
The Ragtime DanceThe Ray Charles Singers1974Single
Love Me With All Your HeartThe Ray Charles Singers1974Single
Love Me With All Your HeartThe Ray Charles Singers1973Album
Moods Of LoveThe Ray Charles Singers1973Album
Romantic Songs From Romantic PlacesEnoch Light And His Orchestra & The Ray Charles Singers1973Album
Smash hits of Broadway and HollywoodThe Ray Charles Singers1973Album
Little People / I Won't Mention It AgainLittle People, Don Mason With The The Ray Charles Singers1973Single
Moods Of Love/Slices Of Life Vol. 1The Ray Charles Singers1973Album
20 Smash HitsThe Ray Charles Singers1973Compil.
Moods Of LoveThe Ray Charles Singers1973Compil.
This Is Perry Como Vol. 2Perry Como With The Ray Charles Singers With The Anita Kerr Singers1972Compil.
My Days Of Loving YouPerry Como with The Ray Charles Singers1971Single
Love Me With All Your HeartThe Ray Charles Singers1971Album
Command Performances, The Best of...The Ray Charles Singers, Enoch Light And His Orchestra, Doc Severinsen And His Orchestra, Tony Mottola And His Orchestra1970Album
Move Me, O Wondrous MusicThe Ray Charles Singers1970Album
The Best Of The Ray Charles SingersThe Ray Charles Singers1969Compil.
VOL. TWO for Romantic Young Lovers EverywhereThe Ray Charles Singers1969Album
You Must Have Been A Beautiful BabyThe Ray Charles Singers1969Single
The Ray Charles SingersThe Ray Charles Singers1969Album
Slices Of LifeThe Ray Charles Singers1969Album
HollyThe Ray Charles Singers1969Single
Forever YoursThe Ray Charles Singers1969Album
Take Me Along / Walkin' LonelyThe Ray Charles Singers1968Single
There Is No Christmas Like A Home ChristmasPerry Como with The Ray Charles Singers1968Single
Take Me Along!The Ray Charles Singers1968Album
I Can See It NowThe Ray Charles Singers1968Single
MacArthur ParkThe Ray Charles Singers1968Album
A Special Something...The Ray Charles Singers1967Album
I Looked Back / A World Of Love (That I Found In Your Arms) (Le Ciel, Le Soleil Et La Mer)Perry Como With The Ray Charles Singers1967Single
At The MoviesThe Ray Charles Singers1967Album
Command Presents The Wonderful World Of Stereo SoundDoc Severinsen, Dick Hyman, Enoch Light, Tony Mottola, The Ray Charles Singers, The Robert DeCormier Singers, Lee Evans1967Album
Nuestras canciones favoritasThe Ray Charles Singers1967Album
Memories of RomanceThe Ray Charles Singers1967Compil.
One Of Those SongsThe Ray Charles Singers1966Album
Command Performances Volume 2The Ray Charles Singers1966Compil.
My World (Il Mondo)The Ray Charles Singers1966Single
What The World Needs Now Is Love!The Ray Charles Singers1966Album
Mas Canciones Para EnamoradosThe Ray Charles Singers1966Album
One Of Those SongsThe Ray Charles Singers1966Album
One Of Those Songs / To YouThe Ray Charles Singers1966Single
Young Lovers On-BroadwayThe Ray Charles Singers1965Album
Command PerformancesThe Ray Charles Singers1965Compil.
This Is My Prayer / A Toy For A BoyThe Ray Charles Singers1965Single
Spring, Spring, SpringThe Ray Charles Singers1965Album
Songs For Latin LoversThe Ray Charles Singers1965Album
My Love, Forgive Me / My Guitar And My SongThe Ray Charles Singers1965Single
Young Lovers On-BroadwayThe Ray Charles Singers1965Single
Christmas Is A BirthdayThe Ray Charles Singers1965Single
Something Special For Young LoversThe Ray Charles Singers1964Album
One More TimeThe Ray Charles Singers1964Single
More / Sweet Little Mountain Bird / Helly Dolly / Love Me With All Your HeartThe Ray Charles Singers1964Single
Quiet Moments For Young LoversThe Ray Charles Singers1964Album
Al-Di-La And Other Extra Special Songs For Young LoversThe Ray Charles Singers1964Album
The Very Best Of The Ray Charles SingersThe Ray Charles Singers1964Compil.
Al-Di-La / Till The End Of TimeThe Ray Charles Singers1964Single
Love Me With All Your Heart/DominiqueThe Ray Charles Singers1964Single
Quiet Moments For Young LoversThe Ray Charles Singers1964Album
Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol) / Sweet Little Mountain BirdThe Ray Charles Singers1964Single
Promises / It's Time To SingThe Ray Charles Singers1964Single
Songs For Lonesome LoversThe Ray Charles Singers1964Album
Christmas At HomeThe Ray Charles Singers1963Album
Al Di LaThe Ray Charles Singers1963Single
Songs For A Lazy Summer AfternoonThe Ray Charles Singers1963Album
Songs I LikeDick Van Dyke With The Ray Charles Singers1963Album
We Love ParisThe Ray Charles Singers1963Album
MacArthur Park / Don't Just Stand ThereThe Ray Charles Singers1963Single
NinaThe Ray Charles Singers1962Single
Paradise Islands: Songs Of HawaiiThe Ray Charles Singers1962Album
Stay As Sweet As You AreThe Ray Charles Singers1962Single
Rome RevisitedThe Ray Charles Singers1962Album
All Of YouThe Ray Charles Singers1961Single
Something WonderfulThe Ray Charles Singers1961Album
Smooth SailingElla Fitzgerald With The Ray Charles Singers1960Single
Deep NightThe Ray Charles Singers1960Album
Still Small VoicePerry Como With Mitchell Ayes And Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1959Single
A Touch Of Pink / Hip HopThe Ray Charles Singers1959Single
No Well On EarthPerry Como With Mitchell Ayes And Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1959Single
In The Evening By The MoonlightThe Ray Charles Singers1959Album
Sunrise SerenadeThe Ray Charles Singers1959Album
Magic Moments With Perry ComoPerry Como with Mitchell Ayres and The Ray Charles Singers1959Single
When You Come To The End Of The DayPerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1958Single
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!The Ray Charles Singers1958Single
I May Never Pass This Way Again / Prayer For PeacePerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1958Single
The Highest Fidelity - Love And MarriageThe Ray Charles Singers1958Album
Love Makes The World Go 'RoundPerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1958Single
Love and MarrageThe Ray Charles Singers1958Album
Round And Round / Magic MomentsPerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1957Single
Just Born (To Be Your Baby) / Ivy RosePerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1957Single
Sing A Song Of Paris Vol. 3The Ray Charles Singers1957Single
Sing A Song Of ParisThe Ray Charles Singers1957Album
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) / Catch A Falling StarPerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1957Single
Dancin' / Marching Along To The BluesPerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1957Single
Magic Moments / Catch A Falling StarPerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1957Album
Around The WorldThe Ray Charles Singers1957Single
SummertimeThe Ray Charles Singers1957Album
Wish / The Crying Wind (And I)Al Hibbler With Jack Pleis And His Orchestra With The Ray Charles Singers1957Single
Moonlight In VermontThe Ray Charles Singers1956Single
Here We Come-A-CarolingThe Ray Charles Singers1956Album
Waltz In Blue / The YurtErskine Hawkins And His Orchestra With The Ray Charles Singers1956Album
Tenderly He Watches / Love Is YouKay Armen With The Ray Charles Singers1956Single
Juke Box Baby / The Things I Didn't DoPerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra & The Ray Charles Singers1956Album
When Winter ComesThe Ray Charles Singers1956Single
Winter WonderlandThe Ray Charles Singers1956Album
MorePerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers1956Album
Winter Wonderland Vol. 3The Ray Charles Singers1956Single
Mountain GreeneryThe Ray Charles Singers1956Single
A Faded Summer LoveThe Ray Charles Singers1955Single
Autumn Leaves / Early AutumnThe Ray Charles Singers1955Single
Spring Is HereThe Ray Charles Singers1955Album
Neal Hefti's Singing InstrumentalsNeal Hefti's Orchestra With The Ray Charles Singers1955Album
One / Too BadDolores Gray With The Ray Charles Singers1954Single
Mama, Don't Cry At My WeddingJoni James With The Ray Charles Singers1954Single
Autumn NocturneThe Ray Charles Singers1954Album
Out Of My Mind / Farewell To ArmsThe Ray Charles Singers1954Album
Happy Habit / Hang UpDolores Gray With The Ray Charles Singers1954Single
April In Portugal (The Whisp'ring Serenade) / The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)Nick Perito And The Ray Charles Singers1953Single
When The Hands Of The Clock Pray At MidnightElla Fitzgerald With The Ray Charles Singers1953Single
Crying In The Chapel / Love Every Moment You LiveArt Lund With The Ray Charles Singers1953Album
Music For SpringtimeThe Ray Charles Singers1953Single
Swingin' In A HammockThe Ray Charles Singers1953Single
The Man On The Flying TrapezeJackie Lee With The Ray Charles Singers1953Single
That's Love I Guess / L-O-V-EDolores Gray With The Ray Charles Singers1953Single
Autumn NocturneThe Ray Charles Singers1953Single
Sweet Hour Of PrayerThe Ray Charles Singers1953Single
How Long Has It Been / It's Raining HeartachesJoe Medlin With The Ray Charles Singers1953Album
¿Conoces El Camino A San Jose? = Do You Know The Way To San Jose?The Ray Charles Singers1953Single
Miracle Of Fatima / Little FoundlingThe Ray Charles Singers1952Album
Trying / Wild GuitarJohnny Desmond With The Ray Charles Singers1952Single
I Want To Be Near You / I Will Never ChangeJohnny Desmond With The Ray Charles Singers1951Album
Dry Bones / Way Up In North CarolinaGene Rayburn And Dee Finch With The Ray Charles Singers1951Album
Goodnight, Sweet Jesus / Mother, At Your Feet Is KneelingAl Morgan ,with The Ray Charles Singers1951Single
Mister And Mississippi / I Fall In Love With You Every DayJohnny Desmond With The Ray Charles Singers1951Album
Andiamo / Because Of YouJohnny Desmond With The Ray Charles Singers1951Single
Just In Case / Come On A My HouseKay Armen And The Ray Charles Singers1951Album
Just In Case / The Tinkle SongKay Armen And The Ray Charles Singers1951Single
Nobody's Tears Are Falling But MineEvelyn Knight, The Ray Charles Singers1951Album
Mona Lisa / A Shawl Of Galway GreyDennis Day With The Ray Charles Singers1950Album
Lucky, Lucky, Lucky Me / He Can Come Back Anytime He Wants ToEvelyn Knight With The Ray Charles Singers1950Album
Hello, Dolly! / Love Me With All Your HeartThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Accentuate The Positive / Red Sails In The Sunset / Birth Of The Blues / Birth Of The BluesPerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles SingersSingle
Singing Through The SeasonsThe Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Easter Parade / A Young Man's FancyThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Love Is A Many-Splendored ThingThe Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Lovelier Than EverThe Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Here's To Veterans - Programs No. 766 / 767Bill Snyder And His Orchestra With The Ray Charles Singers / Tak Shindo With Ann RichardsAlbum
Memories Of RomanceThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Do You Want To Know A Secret/ The Friendliest Thing ( From "What Makes Sammy Run")The Ray Charles SingersSingle
Move Me, O Wondrous Music / I'll Fly AwayThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Young Lovers In Far Away PlacesThe Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol) / Sweet Little Mountain BirdThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Love Me...The Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Autumn NocturneThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol)The Ray Charles SingersSingle
Here's To My LadyThe Ray Charles SingersAlbum
At The MoviesThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
When It's Springtime In The RockiesThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
That's How Our Love Will GrowEvelyn Knight With The Ray Charles SingersSingle
It Might As Well Be SpringThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
No Stone UnturnedDon Cherry With The Ray Charles SingersAlbum
My Heart / GoombayFreddie Munnings With The Ray Charles SingersSingle
Smooth Sailing / Mixed EmotionsElla Fitzgerald with The Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Saint Francis Cabrini / The Tears Of Saint AnneRuss Vincent, Lloyd Shaffer And His Orchestra, The Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Spring Is Here / Spring, Spring, SpringThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Don't Cry (Una Casa In Cima Al Mondo)The Ray Charles SingersSingle
Non DimenticarThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Young Lovers In Far Away PlacesThe Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Little By Little And Bit By BitThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Eight Top HitsArchie Bleyer Orchestra, The Ray Charles SingersSingle
Autumn MoodsThe Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Pajama GameArchie Bleyer With The Ray Charles SingersAlbum
The Nut Song/Hey, Pretty Pussycat!The Ray Charles SingersSingle
Music From The Pajama Game And 8 Top HitsArchie Bleyer, The Ray Charles SingersAlbum
The Things We Did Last SummerThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Pajama GameArchie Bleyer With The Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Love Me...The Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Smash Hits Of Broadway And HollywoodThe Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Here We Come-A-CarollingThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Here's To My Lady (Vol. 2)The Ray Charles SingersSingle
You All You / I'm Sorry Darlin'The Ray Charles SingersAlbum
The Cocoanut Wireless / Get A Musical LogThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Lullaby Of BirdlandThe George Shearing Quintet With The Ray Charles SingersSingle
A Visit From Saint NicholasRichard Kiley With Songs By The Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Catch A Falling Star = キャッチ・ア・フォーリング・スター / Magic Moments = 魅惑のひとときPerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles SingersSingle
Birds Of A Feather / Step By StepThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
The George Shearing Quintet With The Ray Charles SingersThe George Shearing Quintet With The Ray Charles SingersSingle
Music From The Pajama GameThe Ray Charles Singers, Archie BleyerSingle
Winter WonderlandThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
Love Me With All Your Heart / Al Di LaThe Ray Charles SingersSingle
For Romantic Lovers Everywhere - Vol. TwoThe Ray Charles SingersAlbum
The Song From Moulin Rouge / April In PortugalNick Perito And His Sextet With The Ray Charles SingersAlbum
Polly Wolly DoodleBurl Ives With The Ray Charles Singers With Ken Darby And The King's MenSingle
Round And Round / WantedPerry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers / Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra And ChorusSingle
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