Who Sang Busted? Ray Charles

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writers: Ticotin
release date: 1963
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Swing
length: 2:11
producer: Sid Feller
performer: The Ray Charles Big Band
engineer: Bob Arnold and Bill Putnam
arranger: Benny Carter
vocal: Ray Charles
piano: Ray Charles
trumpet: Phillip Guilbeau, Oliver Beener and Wallace Davenport
trombone: James Harbert, Julian Priester, Keg Johnson and Henderson Chambers
alto saxophone: Hank Crawford and Buddy Pearson
tenor saxophone: James Clay and David “Fathead” Newman
baritone saxophone: Leroy Cooper
guitar: Sonny Forriest
bass guitar: Edgar Willis
drums (drum set): G. T. Hogan
composer: Harlan Howard
lyricist: Harlan Howard
My bills are all due and the baby needs shoes and I'm busted
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound, but I'm busted
I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay
A big stack of bills that gets bigger each day
The county's gonna haul my belongings away cause I'm busted.

I went to my brother to ask for a loan cause I was busted
I hate to beg like a dog without his bone, but I'm busted
My brother said there ain't a thing I can do,
My wife and my kids are all down with the flu,
And I was just thinking about calling on you 'cause I'm busted.

Well, I am no thief, but a man can go wrong when he's busted
The food that we canned last summer is gone and I'm busted
The fields are all bare and the cotton won't grow,
Me and my family got to pack up and go,
But I'll make a living, just where I don't know cause I'm busted.

I'm broke, no bread, I mean like nothing,

  • 1 Busted
  • 2 Where Can I Go?
  • 3 Born to Be Blue
  • 4 That Lucky Old Sun
  • 5 Ol' Man River
  • 6 In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
  • 7 A Stranger in Town
  • 8 Ol' Man Time
  • 9 Over the Rainbow
  • 10 You'll Never Walk Alone