So Smooth ~ 1955
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ted Koehler, 1932 
Harms Inc.
Arranged by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and Chorus
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City 
A&R Production Joe Carlton
Recording Time 2:45
Recorded  January 25, 1955    ~   Matrix No. F2PB 1021 Take 8
January 25, 1955 
A&R Production Joe Carlton
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross ( Sax )
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind
Sax ~ Stanley Webb
Sax ~ Abraham Richman
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Trombone ~ Bart Varsalona 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Zelly Smirnoff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Seymour Miroff 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Samuel Persoff 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Harvey Shapiro
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Guitar ~ George Barnes
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Drums ~ Robert Rosengarden 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
Contractor: Ray Charles
Lois Winter 
Marilyn Palmer 
Marilyn Jackson 
Lillian Clark 
Stephen Steck 
Jack Brown 
Robert Spiro 
David Vogel

So Smooth ~ original album cover 

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Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Lipman, Joe Reisman and Jack Andrews
Recorded January 20th, 25th and February 8th, 17th, 1955

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