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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The 16 sides collected here were recorded in 1949 and 1950 in Los Angeles, and find Ray Charles still in his relatively laid-back Nat King Cole/Charles Brown phase and a couple of years shy of discovering his mature and much more rough-edged style, the style that would bring him acclaim and make him one of the most important pop musicians of the 20th century. Playing piano and singing as part of a trio with guitarist G.D. McKee and bassist Milton Garred (some of these sides also have horn and string accompaniment), Charles is certainly pleasant enough, particularly on a version of Leroy Carr's "How Long Blues" and a turn at the classic "Sitting on Top of the World," but ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The 16 sides collected here were recorded in 1949 and 1950 in Los Angeles, and find Ray Charles still in his relatively laid-back Nat King Cole/Charles Brown phase and a couple of years shy of discovering his mature and much more rough-edged style, the style that would bring him acclaim and make him one of the most important pop musicians of the 20th century. Playing piano and singing as part of a trio with guitarist G.D. McKee and bassist Milton Garred (some of these sides also have horn and string accompaniment), Charles is certainly pleasant enough, particularly on a version of Leroy Carr's "How Long Blues" and a turn at the classic "Sitting on Top of the World," but on the whole Charles was still a fairly generic singer at this point, lacking the gospel-fueled fire that would emerge a couple of years later.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/1996
  • Label: Goldies Records
  • EAN: 8712177014873
  • Catalog Number: 63117

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kissa Me Baby - Milton Garred (3:06)
  2. 2 Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand - Milton Garred (3:04)
  3. 3 How Long Blues - Milton Garred (2:35)
  4. 4 A Sentimental Blues - Milton Garred (2:27)
  5. 5 Sitting on Top of the World - Milton Garred (2:17)
  6. 6 I've Had My Fun (Going Down Slow) - Milton Garred (2:41)
  7. 7 Don't Put All Your Dreams in One Basket - Milton Garred (2:50)
  8. 8 She's on the Ball - Milton Garred (2:32)
  9. 9 This Love of Mine - Milton Garred (3:02)
  10. 10 Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Milton Garred (2:52)
  11. 11 What Have I Done? - Milton Garred (2:35)
  12. 12 Misery in My Heart - Milton Garred (3:03)
  13. 13 Honey, Honey - Milton Garred (2:41)
  14. 14 I'm Glad for Your Sake - Milton Garred (2:46)
  15. 15 Hey Now - Milton Garred (2:20)
  16. 16 The Snow Is Falling - Milton Garred (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Charles Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
G.D. McKee Guitar
Milton Garred Bass
Technical Credits
Frank Sinatra Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Walter Vinson Composer
Lonnie Chatmon Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Dennis Morgan Composer
Henry W. Sanicola Jr. Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Michael Ochs Cover Photo
William Hogeland Liner Notes
Studio H. Noordijk Cover Design
Peter Tinturin Composer
Traditional Composer
Sol Parker Composer
Velma Green Composer
R. Johnson Composer
D. Morgan Composer
Sonny Gordon Composer
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