"Stay With Me" written by Jerry Ragovoy and George David Weiss, was recorded by Lorraine Ellison. It first entered the charts in October 1966.
Ellison recorded "Stay With Me" at a last-minute booking, following a studio cancellation by Frank Sinatra. With a 46-piece orchestra already hired, Warner Bros. Records asked Ragovoy, with two days' notice, to take over the session at no cost. Ragovoy and arranger Garry Sherman worked up an orchestral arrangement of the song, and called Ellison into the studio to record it live with the orchestra. The recording was engineered by Phil Ramone.
"Stay With Me" was issued as a single on the Warner Bros. record label, and entered the U.S. Billboard R&B chart in October 1966, and reached #11, and peaked at #64 on the Billboard Hot 100. Ellison's follow-up single "Heart Be Still" was a minor hit in 1967. Today's underground northern soul scene in the north of England, often favour to spin the more up-tempo B-side, where it has remained on play-lists for a good number of years.
Lorraine Ellison - Stay With Me / I've Got My Baby Back
U.K. Warner Bros. 5850 (1966)
The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
The record shows no signs of spindle wear.
Both record labels are clean and unmarked.
The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.