August 27, 2009

‘Cold Case’ to feature Ray Charles music

The music of the late Ray Charles will be featured exclusively during the seventh season premiere of the U.S. police drama Cold Case, CBS said.

Ray Charles is a national treasure with a career that spanned multiple decades, making him the perfect artist to complement the epic nature of our season premiere, series executive producer Greg Plageman said in a statement. When a body is discovered deep within the bowels of one of the last great transatlantic ocean liners dry docked in Philly, the case transports our detectives back to an era just before airplanes superseded ships as the primary mode of travel abroad.

We discover that our victim became involved in an epic love affair on the ship's final voyage in the mid-60s, losing herself in the romance of the ship's grandeur, with flashbacks set to the timeless nature of Ray Charles's music, added series executive producer Jennifer Johnson.

Past single-artist episodes of Cold Case featured the music of John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Tim McGraw, U2 and Bob Dylan. Additionally, the music of Pearl Jam rocked throughout the two-part sixth season finale of the series.

The episode is to air Sept. 27.

The series co-stars Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford, Thom Barry and Tracie Thoms.