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Nov 15, 2021Liked by John A. Daly

I'm a big fan of Ray Charles. I once saw him going into an investment firms building in NYC. My first thought was "Good for you, Ray". I have a few of his albums. My favorite is an Australian greatest hits package. "You don't Know Me" is a brilliant composition. The melody descends during "blue" moments and ascends during more hopeful moments. Brilliant. It has informed my own songwriter. I change to minor chords from major ones when I want to make the song sadder. Cindy Walker is one of the most neglected songwriters. During the 1970s I had conversations with young female musicians who thought that Joni Mitchell was the first great female songwriter. Iz'd say " Let me tell you about Cindy Walker and Dorothy Fields".

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