Ray Charles: Thanks for Bringing Love Around Again (Crossover)
Michael Lydon, Rock's Backpages, September 2002
RAY CHARLES' NEW CD, Thanks for Bringing Love Around Again his first since Strong Love Affair in 1995 opens with 'What'd I Say', his 1959 smash hit transformed by drum machines playing hip-hop beats and synthesizers laying down big band riffs, but still remarkably like the 43-year-old original: Ray singing and playing up a storm, and the Raelets squealing their delight at making musical love with the Genius. Even if you were born twenty years after its first go round, the new 'What'd I Say' will get you up and dancing.
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