Ray

Ray Charles passed away today, at the age of 73.

I’m listening to “Shake A Tail Feather” from the Blues Brothers movie soundtrack in tribute, on repeat. It’s the only thing of his I’ve got on my iPod.

C’mon, sing it with me…

{ lead voice, keys, solo }
“Well, I heard about the fella you’ve been dancing with
All over the neighborhood
Well, why didn’t you ask me, baby?
Or didn’t you think I could?

{ band joins in }

Well I know that the Boogiloo is out of sight
but the shingaling she’s paying tonight
but if that were you and me haughty baby
I would have shown you how to do right!
Do it right, ( ah ha ), do it right
Do it right, ( do it right ),1

(( Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! ))

(( Twisting, shake-it shake-it shake-it shake-it baby ))

(( Heaven go loop-dee-loop )), shake it up baby

(( Heaven go loop-dee-li ))

{ low } Bend over and let me see you shake your tail feather

{ mid joins } Bend over and let me see you shake your tail feather

{ All } Come on and let me see you shake your tail feather
Come on and let me see you shake your tail feather
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

{ repeat chorus }
Come on! Come on baby!
Come on-on, yeah come on baby
Alright, do the twist
Do the fly, oh!
Do the swim, ha ha ha
and do the bird
Wo do the jerk
and do the monkey
Hey hey The Watusi
and uh what about the fool
Do the mash potato!
What about the boogiloo
Or the phoney moroney
Come on and do the twist
(( Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! ))
Twisting, shake-it shake-it shake-it shake-it baby
Twisting, skake-it shake-it shake-it shake-it baby


  1. do it right