What'd I Say
Composed by Ray Charles - Digital Sheet Music
Product InformationWhat'd I Say composed by Ray Charles - Digital Sheet Music
A Billboard country hit in 1988 recorded by Earl Thomas Conley
- Contains complete lyrics
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B3 Organ, Sythesizer: Advanced / Composer
5/12/2008 9:32:04 AM
What'd I Say Arrangement - Ray would not be happy!
I realize that this tune actually was born from a jam, but because it has been around for more than 40 years, one would think that a piano arrangement for this Ray Charles classic would be: 1. In the original key 2. Would reflect some of the riffs Ray and others used when recording the tune. Unfortunately, none of the above are reflected in this arrangement. 'What'd I Say' is a simple "1-4-5" progression - without the Wurlitzer riffs and nuances (hear Ray's orginal, and versions by Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, and Lyle Lovett) particularly between the 1 and 5 changes at the end of the refrain - this arrangement just does not provide 'due diligence' - particularly at the $4.95 price tag. About the only thing this arrangement is good for is providing the basic structure of this R&B classic. The fact that it's a straight rock / R&B progression makes this arrangement pratically worthless. Save the $4.95 for some other MusicNotes arrangement - there are alot of them that a