Who Sang Sweet Potato Pie? Ray Charles with James Taylor

James Taylor Genius Loves Company cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004-8-27
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul
Style: Piano Blues/Easy Listening/Swing
length: 3:48
membranophone: Ray Brinker
trumpet: Walt Fowler and Charles Davis
performer: James Taylor
bass: Tom Fowler
guitar: Michael Landau and Irv Kramer
keyboard: Randy Waldman
additional engineer: Mark Fleming
saxophone: Bob Sheppard and David Boruff
trombone: Bruce Fowler and Bob McChesney
baritone saxophone: Brandon Fields
keyboard arranger: Randy Waldman
assistant engineer: Bill Kaylor and Ken Desantis
Some other versions of "Sweet Potato Pie"

Lyrics
Oh Lord I feel fine today
I'm walking on cloud nine today
I'm over that line today
Happiness is finally mine today

I guess I'm just a lucky guy
And I'm about to tell you why
It's strictly on account of mine
Sweet Potato Pie

I'm the fellow that she loves the most
The main reason why she left the coast
She's my little girlziña
So much hotter that a jalapeño

Tender like a night in June
Sweeter than a honeymoon
Brighter than a silver spoon
Just as about crazy as a loon

Softer than a lullaby
Deeper than a midnight sky
Soulful as a baby's cry
Sweet Potato Pie

I used to see her around the neighborhood
I wonder how she grew up so good
She belonged to Freddy and he was bad
And I never was ready to make him mad

I'm glad I had to wait awhile
A little bit too juvenile
I needed to refine my style
A silk suit and a crocodile smile

So let the whole d___ world go by
'Cause I just want to testify
From now on it's me and my
Sweet Potato Pie

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Here We Go Again
  • 2 Sweet Potato Pie
  • 3 You Don't Know Me
  • 4 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  • 5 Fever
  • 6 Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?
  • 7 It Was a Very Good Year
  • 8 Hey Girl
  • 9 Sinner's Prayer
  • 10 Heaven Help Us All
  • 11 Over the Rainbow
  • 12 Crazy Love

  • Release information
    label: EMI
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 724386654021
    script: Latin