Jerry Wexler: Ruth Brown's got a tour booked in Georgia. She needs a band. Ray Charles: I'll take it. I could write the charts for her, I could do backup, and I could also be an opening act. Ahmet Ertegun: Okay. But you're gonna be financially responsible. You're gonna have to make it work, Ray. Ray Charles: Yeah, yeah. I'm gonna make it do what it do, baby.