Jerry Ragovoy

Jerry Ragovoy
Norman Meade
Real name
Jordan Ragovoy
September 4, 1930
July 13, 2011
United States
Songwriter and record producer originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1953 he co-founded the Grand label with Herb Slotkin, the manager of Treegoobs, an appliance store in West Philly. This was the start of the early Philly R&B group sound. Ragovoy recorded the Castelles, Lee Andrews and the Hearts, the Cherokees as well as non group R&B performers including Chris Powell and the Tri-Tones. Later in the 1950s he worked with the Philly-based Chancellor Records. By the 1960s he wrote "Cry Baby," "Piece of My Heart," and "Time Is on My Side" and he became East Coast head of A&R for Warner Bros.


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Songs written by Jerry Ragovoy

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Ain't Nobody Home Jerry Ragovoy Howard Tate July 1966 Covered by (7 artists)
Anytime You Need Me Jerry Ragovoy, Garnet Mimms Garnet Mimms and The Enchanters October 1963 Covered by The Who
As Long as I Have You Jerry Ragovoy, Bob Elgin Garnet Mimms November 1964 Covered by (5 artists)
Cry Baby Bert Russell, Jerry Ragovoy Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters July 1963 Covered by (14 artists)
Eight Days on the Road Jerry Ragovoy, Michael Gayle Howard Tate 1972 Covered by (2 artists)
Get It While You Can Mort Shuman, Jerry Ragovoy Howard Tate 1967 Covered by (4 artists)
Girl Happy Doc Pomus, Jerry Ragovoy Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires March 26, 1965 Covered by (6 artists)
Heart Be Still Bert Russell, Jerry Ragovoy Lorraine Ellison September 1967 Covered by Labelle
I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby Chip Taylor, Jerry Ragovoy Justine Washington December 1963 Covered by (6 artists)
I'll Take Good Care of You Bert Russell, Jerry Ragovoy Garnet Mimms February 1966 Covered by (6 artists)
It's Been Such a Long Way Home Mort Shuman, Jerry Ragovoy Garnet Mimms June 1966 Covered by (4 artists)
It Was Easier to Hurt Her Bert Russell, Jerry Ragovoy Garnet Mimms March 10, 1965 Covered by (3 artists)
Look at Granny Run Run Mort Shuman, Jerry Ragovoy Howard Tate 1966 Covered by (6 artists)
Move Me No Mountain Aaron Schroeder, Jerry Ragovoy Love Unlimited September 1974 Covered by (5 artists)
My Baby Mort Shuman, Jerry Ragovoy Garnet Mimms September 1966 Covered by Janis Joplin
My Knight in Black Leather Jerry Ragovoy, Estelle Levitt Bette Midler August 24, 1979 Covered by Montezuma's Revenge
Now (Sweet Lover Man) Jerry Ragovoy, Len Roberts Sharon Redd • Ula Hedwig • Charlotte Crossley 1978 Covered by Pointer Sisters
One Way Love Bert Russell, Jerry Ragovoy The Drifters March 1964 Covered by (4 artists)
Pata Pata Jerry Ragovoy, Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba 1967 Covered by (29 artists)
Piece of My Heart Bert Russell, Jerry Ragovoy Erma Franklin October 1967 Covered by (87 artists)
Stay with Me George David Weiss, Jerry Ragovoy Lorraine Ellison 1966 Covered by (52 artists)
Stop Mort Shuman, Jerry Ragovoy Howard Tate December 1967 Covered by (13 artists)
The Hurt's All Gone Jerry Ragovoy, Roy Alfred Irma Thomas July 1965 Covered by (3 artists)
Time Is on My Side Jerry Ragovoy Kai Winding with Vocal Group November 1963 Covered by (33 artists)
Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) Chip Taylor, Jerry Ragovoy Lorraine Ellison April 1968 Covered by (5 artists)
We'll Burn Our Bridges Behind Us Linda Laurie, Jerry Ragovoy Dionne Warwicke February 1975 Covered by The Walker Brothers
What Is Love Jerry Ragovoy Miriam Makeba 1967 Covered by Monica Zetterlund
What's It Gonna Be Mort Shuman, Jerry Ragovoy Susan Barrett August 1967 Covered by (5 artists)
You Don't Know Nothing About Love Jerry Ragovoy Carl Hall November 1967 Covered by (6 artists)