Ray Charles “Busted”

17 Oct

“Busted” is a song covered by Johnny Cash (with The Carter Family) for Cash’s 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears. “Busted” was written by Harlan Howard in 1962, and has been covered by several notable artists, including Ray Charles (also in 1963) and Patty Loveless (2009).

The song is about a dirt-poor farmer struggling to support his family, bemoaning a stack of bills, his family’s needs, animals that won’t produce and land that is barren. He even tries to ask his brother for assistance, but his brother was actually going to come to him for help. Finally, he admits he’s going to pack up his family and leave to find a better life.


Posted by on October 17, 2017 in blues, r&b



4 responses to “ Ray Charles “Busted”

  1. davidprosser

    April 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    A Huge Talent.
    Massive Hugs xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  2. America On Coffee

    April 14, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Lyrics.. So touching. Great memories! So heartfelt! 💝💝💝😎


  3. MC Clark

    April 17, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    No one can top Ray Charles. His soulful rendition of “I Can’t Stop Loving You” rips my heart out.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. America On Coffee

    April 17, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Yes, we can always sit back and get ripped at heart with some Ray Charles and smoking coffee!!! So loving!!! 💝☕

    Liked by 1 person


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