1953-1954

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Classics 5134 1953-1954 spotlights Ray Charles earliest sessions for Atlantic Records. Recorded in New York, New Orleans, and Atlanta between May 1953 and November 1954, Charles is heard in three different settings: solo, fronting a small combo with a horn section, and with a full orchestra. It was at this point in his career that Ray Charles hooked up with Atlantic moguls Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler and recorded the passionate, gospel-inspired material that gained him worldwide recognition, brought to fruition by the hit "I've Got a Woman." This is another enjoyable installment of Classics Blues & Rhythm Series recommended to both ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Classics 5134 1953-1954 spotlights Ray Charles earliest sessions for Atlantic Records. Recorded in New York, New Orleans, and Atlanta between May 1953 and November 1954, Charles is heard in three different settings: solo, fronting a small combo with a horn section, and with a full orchestra. It was at this point in his career that Ray Charles hooked up with Atlantic moguls Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler and recorded the passionate, gospel-inspired material that gained him worldwide recognition, brought to fruition by the hit "I've Got a Woman." This is another enjoyable installment of Classics Blues & Rhythm Series recommended to both collectors and casual fans alike.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Classics R&B
  • EAN: 3448967513428
  • Catalog Number: 5134

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Someday Baby (Worried Life Blues) (3:00)
  2. 2 Low Society (2:54)
  3. 3 It Should Have Been Me (2:44)
  4. 4 Losing Hand (3:13)
  5. 5 Heartbreaker (2:52)
  6. 6 Sinner's Prayer (3:24)
  7. 7 Mess Around (2:41)
  8. 8 Funny But I Still Love You (3:14)
  9. 9 Feelin' Sad (2:50)
  10. 10 I Wonder Who (2:49)
  11. 11 Don't You Know (2:57)
  12. 12 Nobody Cares (2:40)
  13. 13 Ray's Blues (2:55)
  14. 14 Mr. Charles' Blues (2:48)
  15. 15 Blackjack (2:20)
  16. 16 I Got a Woman (2:52)
  17. 17 Greenbacks (2:51)
  18. 18 Come Back Baby (3:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Charles Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Wallace Davenport Trumpet
Oscar Moore Drums
Don Wilkerson Tenor Saxophone
Mickey Baker Guitar
Jimmy Bell Bass
Sam "The Man" Taylor Tenor Saxophone
Connie Kay Drums
Warren Bell Baritone Saxophone
Edgar Blanchard Guitar
Joe Bridgewater Trumpet
Glenn Brooks Drums
Jesse Drakes Trumpet
Frank Fields Bass
O'Neil Gerald Alto Saxophone
Wesley Jackson Guitar
Lloyd Lambert Bass
Dave McRae Baritone Saxophone
Frank Mitchell Trumpet
Alonzo Stewart Drums
Joe Tillman Tenor Saxophone
Lloyd Trotman Bass
Charles Whitley Trumpet
Warren Hebrand Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Lowell Fulson Composer
Lloyd Glenn Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Ahmet Ertegun Composer
Dave Penny Liner Notes
Jesse Stone Composer
Eddie Jones Composer
Renald Richard Composer
Memphis Curtis Composer
Charles E. Calhoun Composer
Ahmet Nugetre Composer
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