I'll Be Good to You

Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan  Buy

About I'll Be Good to You

"I'll Be Good to You" is a 1976 hit song by R&B duo The Brothers Johnson. George Johnson, one of the two Johnson brothers in the band, wrote the song after deciding to commit to a relationship with one woman, instead of dating several at a time. While George was recording a demo for the song, family friend Senora Sam came by and added some lyrics. Brothers Johnson producer and mentor Quincy Jones heard the song, liked it, and convinced George to sing lead on the finished track. Released from their debut album, Look Out for #1, it was a top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot Singles Charts, peaking at number three, and a number one song on the Billboard R&B Charts during the summer of 1976. The single was later certified gold by the RIAA. Thirteen years later in 1989, it became a number one R&B hit again, with Chaka Khan and Ray Charles doing the lead vocals on Quincy Jones' Back on the Block album, and went to number eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. It also topped the American dance chart in early 1990. This was Ray Charles' first No. 1 R&B hit in twenty-four years. 


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1997
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I want to know, baby
Just how you feel, girl
Said I want to know
If what you feel is real, girl

'Cause there's a reason
For the things that I say, what I talk about
But oh, I want to love ya girl
In a special way, come 'ere woman

          We've been together, for so very long
          I'd hate to break up, break up my happy home

(The way we stand and the way we lie)
The way we lie
(The way we love and the way we cry)
Girl, we cry
(Of all these things, there comes a time)
There's a time
(Makes me feel that it's worth a try)
Makes me feel
(I'll be good to you)

(Good to ya, good to ya, good to ya)
(I'll be good to ya, I'll be good to ya, good to ya)
(I'll be good to ya, good to ya, good to ya)
(I'll be good to ya, I'll be good to ya)

Girl you said, we've been together
So very long, very long
I would hate to break up, break up my happy home
          Let me take off your shoes
          Take a stand, now, and let me know how
          Oooh always, baby always, and all your know-how, baby

(The way we stand and the way we lie)
          Um-hum the way we lie
(The way we love and the way we cry)
          The wa-ay-ay-ay, we cry
(Of all these things, there comes a time)
          Oooo
(Makes me feel that it's worth a try)
          Oooo
(I'll be good to you, good to ya, good to ya)
          I'll be good
(I'll be good to ya, I'll be good to ya, good to ya)
(I'll be good to ya, good to ya, good to ya)
(I'll be good to ya, I'll be good to ya)

(Good to ya, good to ya, good to ya)
     {I'll be good}
(I'll be good to ya, I'll be good to ya, good to ya)
     {So good, to you}
(I'll be good to ya, good to ya, good to ya)
     {I'll be good}
(I'll be good to ya, I'll be good to ya)
     {So good, to you}

Girl, I'll be good to you, baby
why'know I'll be good to you
Take you shopping, you know what I mean baby, anything you want
I'll be good to you
I'll give it up, with my credit cards,
Like Visa, MasterCharge, American Express,
Turn my pants upside down
Any day of the week
Ow-oh, you, you, you
Come here, give me love
Talk to me

(Good to ya, good to ya, good to ya)
Girl I'll be good to you
(I'll be good to ya, I'll be good to ya, good to ya)
(I'll be good to ya, good to ya, good to ya)
I'll be good to you
(I'll be good to ya, I'll be good to ya)
I'll be good to you, I said I will, I ain't lying, baby
          Oooo-hoo

(Good to ya, good to ya, good to ya)
     {I'll be good}
I'll be good to you
(I'll be good to ya, I'll be good to ya, good to ya)
     {So good, to you}
Girl, I'll be good to you
(I'll be good to ya, good to ya, good to ya)
I'll be good to you
     {I'll be good}
(I'll be good to ya, I'll be good to ya)
I'll be good to you, I said I will, I ain't lying, baby
     {So good, to you}

          Oooo-ooo
(Good to ya, good to ya, good to ya)
     {I'll be good}
Good to you, yeah!
(I'll be good to ya, I'll be good to ya, good to ya)
     {So good, to you}
Yeah! Yeah! I'll be
(I'll be good to ya, good to ya, good to ya)

     {I'll be good}
Whoo-hoo, well I'll be
I'll be good to you, I said I will, I ain't lying, baby
     {So good, to you}
I'll be good to you

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Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American musician known as Ray Charles (to avoid confusion with champion boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.) He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company.Frank Sinatra called Charles “the only true genius in show business.” more »

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