“Ray Charles” by Ray Charles - album review

TJR says

Atlantic 8006. Released June, 1957. A fine debut from the inspirational 26 year old who’d been completely blind since 7. For album buyers of the day this was a terrific introduction to the man, rounding up 14 sides 1953 to date. A soulful and bluesy affair, mostly penned by Ray himself including the irrepressible “I’ve Got A Woman” (which he’d all but nicked in 1954 from “It Must Be Jesus” by the Southern Tones), the rip-roaring rocker “Mess Around” and the snappy swinger “Greenbacks”. Includes a couple of cool covers - “Drown In My Own Tears” (Sonny Thompson and Lula Reed, 1952) and “Sinner’s Prayer” (Lowell Fulson, 1950). Right about here, Ray Charles was a dude…

The Jukebox Rebel
25-Jul-2008

A1 [02:51] 5.9.png Ray Charles and his Orchestra and Chorus - Ain’t That Love (Ray Charles Robinson) Soul
A2 [03:21] 6.7.png Ray Charles and his band - Drown In My Own Tears (Henry Glover) Soul Ballad
A3 [03:06] 6.5.png Ray Charles and his band - Come Back (Baby) (Ray Charles Robinson) Soul Ballad
A4 [03:24] 6.6.png Ray Charles and his Orchestra - Sinner’s Prayer (Lloyd Glenn, Lowell Fulson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [03:15] 5.5.png Ray Charles and his Orchestra - Funny (But I Still Love You) (Ray Charles Robinson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [03:14] 5.5.png Ray Charles and his Orchestra - Losing Hand (Jesse Stone) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A7 [03:03] 6.9.png Ray Charles and his band - A Fool For You (Ray Charles Robinson) Soul Ballad
B1 [02:35] 6.1.png Ray Charles - Hallelujah I Love Her So (Ray Charles Robinson) Big Band / Jive / Swing
B2 [02:42] 7.5.png Ray Charles and his Orchestra - Mess Around (Ahmet Ertegun) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:33] 5.6.png Ray Charles and his band - This Little Girl Of Mine (Ray Charles Robinson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:48] 4.7.png Ray Charles and his band - Mary Ann (Ray Charles Robinson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:52] 7.2.png Ray Charles and his band - Greenbacks (Renald Richard) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [02:57] 6.7.png Ray Charles and his Orchestra - Don’t You Know (Ray Charles Robinson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B7 [02:54] 7.6.png Ray Charles and his band - I’ve Got A Woman (Ray Charles Robinson, Renald Richard) Blues / Rhythm n Blues




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