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The Raelettes (or occasionally The Raelets or The Rayletts) were an American girl group formed in 1958 to provide backing vocals for Ray Charles. They were reformed from the group The Cookies. Between 1966 and 1973, the Raelettes recorded on Tangerine Records as a separate act produced and accompanied by Charles.

History

Reformed by Ray Charles from the all-girl singing group The Cookies, Charles first invited The Cookies for a recording session in New York City, in August 1956, where they taped "Lonely Avenue", "I Want To Know" and "Leave My Woman Alone". Margie Hendrix, Dorothy Jones, and Darlene McCrea formed the first line-up.

The Raelettes were officially established in 1958. The first lineup consisted of Darlene McCrea, Margie Hendricks, Patricia Lyles, and Gwendolyn Berry.[1] The Raelettes were an integral part of Charles' organization and provided backing vocals on various hits, such as "Night Time Is the Right Time" (1958), "What'd I Say" (1959) and "Hit the Road Jack" (1961).[2]

The second known line-up was Margie Hendrix, Patricia Lyles, Gwen Berry, and Darlene McCrea. In the early years, Margie Hendrix was the Raelette's foremost member. Ray Charles said about her: "Aretha, Gladys, Etta James — these gals are all bad, but on any given night, Margie will scare you to death."[3] Ray and Margie had many affairs, but she started using drugs and alcohol and after a final argument in 1964, she was fired from the Raelettes and later died in 1973.

The group always consisted of 4 or 5 singers. The ever-changing lineup included Minnie Riperton, Merry Clayton, Clydie King of the Blackberries, Edna Wright of Honey Cone, and latter-day Supreme Susaye Greene.

Charles also produced and played piano on solo singles for various Raelettes. He formed Tangerine Records in 1962, and the Raeletts released three top 40 R&B hits between 1967 and 1971: "One Hurt Deserves Another" (1967), "I'm Gettin' 'Long All Right" (1968), and "Bad Water" (1971). The compilation Souled Out was released in 1970, featuring songs R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner had recorded for Tangerine.

In the 1970s, Mable John sang lead vocals and the Raelttes toured independent of Charles. After she left the Raelettes returned to the background for good, with various lineups backing Charles until his death in 2004.

Members

  • Shalaine Adams (selected but never performed, 2005)
  • Mabel Armed (1969)
  • Fritz Basket (1964-1965)
  • Dorothy Berry (1971-1980)
  • Gwen "Squatty Roo" Berry (1960-1968)
  • Tangy Biggers (1999)
  • Anita Brooks (1989)
  • Alexandra Brown (1966 - 1968)
  • Helen Bryant (1964)
  • Dottie Clark 1964
  • Merry Clayton (1966-1968)
  • Chrylynn Cobb (1978)
  • Trudy Cochran (1977 - 1991)
  • Kathryn Collier (c 1973)
  • Sharon Creighton (1986 - 1987)
  • Pamela Diggs-King (1992)
  • Karen Evans (1996 - 1999)
  • Verlyn Flenaugh (1968)
  • Lillian Fort (1964 - 1965)
  • Valerie Geason
  • Renee Georges (1994–96;2000-2003)
  • Deborah Gleese (1977)
  • Rita Graham (1968 - 1969)
  • Susaye Greene (1968 - 1975)
  • Katrina Harper-Cooke (1997)
  • Avis Harrell (1979-1982)
  • Margie Hendricks (1955-1964)
  • Peggy Hutcherson (1966)
  • Denise Jackson (1973)
  • Doretta James (1957)
  • Mable John (1966 - 1978, 1998)
  • Ann Johnson (1981 - 1985)
  • Clydie King (1966 - 1968)
  • Beverly Ann Lesure(1968)
  • Pat Lion (1957)
  • Pat (Priscilla) Lyles (1955 - 1965)
  • Kathy Mackey (1997)
  • Tammy McCann (2001)
  • Marilyn McCoo (1965)
  • Gladezz McCoy
  • Darlene McCrea(1956 - 1964)
  • Tonette McKinney(1994 - 2003)
  • Paula Michelle (1991)
  • Janice Mitchell (1981 - 1986)
  • Mae Mosely-Lyles (1959 - 1960)
  • Vernita Moss (1969 - 1975)
  • Paula More (1991 - 1992)
  • Kay Nickerson (1989-1994)
  • Pat Peterson (1980 - 1989)
  • Bobbie Pierce (1964)
  • Madelyn Quebec (1973-1987)
  • Patricia Richards (1963)
  • Minnie Riperton
  • Donna M. Jones
  • Ruby Rae Roberson (1959-1960)
  • Vermetea Royster (1965-1966)
  • Mae Saunders (1960-1961)
  • Cynthia Scott (1972-1974)
  • Linda Sims (1975-1978)
  • Bettye Smith (1960)
  • Gwendolyn Smith (1988-1991)
  • Joy Styles (2005)
  • Barbara Nell Terrault (1968)
  • Brianna Perry Tucker (2001-2002)
  • Andromeda Turre (selected but never performed, 2005)
  • Lalomie Washburn (1990)
  • Tracey Whitney (sub'ed for one night, 1991)
  • Elaine Woodard (1983-1987)
  • Angela Workman (1987-1999)
  • Edna Wright (1966)
  • Estella Yarbrough (1969-2003)[4]

Discography

Albums

  • 1970: Souled Out (Tangerine 1511) – The Raelets with Ike & Tina Turner[5]
  • 1972: (Ray Charles Presents The) Raeletts, Yesterday... Today... Tomorrow (Tangerine 1515)
  • 1993: The Raelettes, Hits And Rarities (Titanic Records TR-CD 4422)

Singles

Single (A-side, B-side) Year Label & Cat No. US

[6]

R&B

[6]

"One Hurt Deserves Another"
b/w "One Room Paradise"
1967 Tangerine 972 76 24
"Into Something Fine"
b/w "Lover's Blues"
Tangerine 976
"I Want To Thank You"
b/w "It's Almost Here"
1968 Tangerine 986 47
"I'm Gettin' 'Long All Right"
b/w "All I Need Is His Love"
Tangerine 984 23
"I Want To (Do Everything for You)"
b/w "Keep It To Yourself"
1970 Tangerine 1006 96 39
"Bad Water"
b/w "That Goes To Show You"
1971 Tangerine 1014 58 40
"Here I Go Again"
b/w "Leave My Man Alone"
Tangerine 1017 101
"Come Get It, I Got It"
b/w "Try A Little Kindness"
1972 Tangerine 1024
"You Must Be Doing Alright"
b/w "You Have A Way With Me"
1973 Tangerine 1029
"If You Wanna Keep Him"
b/w "Many Rivers To Cross"
Tangerine 1031

References

  1. ^ "Passings: Darlene McCrea of the Cookies & Raelettes". VVN Music. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  2. ^ Shaw, Arnold (October 15, 1966). "Embodiment Par Excellence of Soul" (PDF). Billboard: 54.
  3. ^ Smirnoff, Marc (2012-01-01). The Oxford American Book of Great Music Writing. University of Arkansas Press. p. 152. ISBN 978-1-61075-299-2.
  4. ^ "Ray Charles Video Museum: Ray Charles - Personnel & Co-Performers". Raycharlesvideomuseum.blogspot.com. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Special Merit Picks" (PDF). Billboard: 57. February 28, 1970.
  6. ^ a b "The Raelettes Songs ••• Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography". Music VF, US & UK hits charts.

External links

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