Baby Grand

And we’re back to Billy! Today’s song is Billy Joel’s duet with Ray Charles, Baby Grand, which was released as the fourth single from The Bridge album in 1986. When Ray Charles found out that Billy had named his daughter, Alexa Ray, after him, he contacted Billy and offered to record a duet, “providing the song was right”. Billy then came up with the Georgia on my mind-inspired song which tells of the relationship between a pianist and his piano.

There are more Billy Joel songs in my Piano Man album and this year’s Billy Joel songs are here. If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project or see all of my May songs here.