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Musical Montage: Ray Charles “In the Heat of the Night”

Posted on February 18, 2019 by

1967’s iconic In the Heat of the Heat kicks off with some classic rhythm and blues/gospel from Ray Charles with the title track from the soundtrack, “In The Heat of the Night”.  The entire score was actually composed, arranged and conducted by the legendary Quincy Jones and Jones also composed “In the Heat of the Night”.  The song was released as a single and reached #33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.  For the television show that followed the movie, singer Bill Champlin of Chicago performed “In the Heat of the Night” as the show’s intro song.  You can listen to the song below.

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