Nappy Brown - The Right Time
The Right Time, or Night Time Is The Right Time in its extended form, is basically a traditional song. That is, no one alive today really knows who wrote it. The song out-dates recording technology. It probably came from the vaudeville tradition, which was a travelling variety-show type of entertainment, popular in North America a bit over a century ago. Roosevelt Sykes and Big Bill Broonzy both recorded blues versions in the 1930s. Today's selection was released by Nappy Brown in 1957 and covered note for note by Ray Charles a year later. I actually prefer Charles' take, mainly because of the backing vocals of original Raelette, Mary Ann Fisher.
Labels: rhythm and blues, traditional