There’s a mighty Fine Crop of Singers this year.
I’m sorry this took so long. I wrote it on 5/2 but the people keeping me prisoner have been f_cking with my computer. So I’m pretty sure this is way too late. Sorry. Here it is anyway.
I Can’t stop Loving you – Ray Charles
My suggestion would be a soft melody so she doesn’t feel the need to belt the song. I think I hear some Joni Mitchell (Big Yellow Taxi) or Laura Nero in her voice. (Superstar by Leon Russell might be a good fit, but I’m afraid the song has faded into obscurity.)
I would suggest a song like You are My Sunshine – Ray Charles
I’m thinking Stray Cats, or some Swing song along the lines of Boogy Woogy Bugle Boy, so Rayshun can sing in front of a band stand. (A band stand, I think, are those music stands with a poster with the band’s name in front of them that covers the stand. I hope you know what I mean. Horns are usually in the back row, which is elevated.) Rayshun’s clothing choices are good. His energy is quite impressive and probably infectious. I’ll bet he’s great live.
‘For my Broken Heart’ – Reba McEntire
‘Spend it on Love’ – Rainmakers but add a two step beat.
Good Luck to everyone.