Complete Early Recordings 1949-1952

The Complete Early Recordings 1949-1952

by Ray Charles
     
 
Ray Charles was really closer to Nat King Cole than he was to being an innovative R&B and soul singer (and pianist) when he first began recording with his trio in 1949, although the spark of something unique and special was already visible and audible. This two-disc, 51-track set collects the early sides Charles recorded between 1949 and

Overview

Ray Charles was really closer to Nat King Cole than he was to being an innovative R&B and soul singer (and pianist) when he first began recording with his trio in 1949, although the spark of something unique and special was already visible and audible. This two-disc, 51-track set collects the early sides Charles recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rounds things out with ten tracks cut by Bill Samuels, an artist who was also working in the same Nat King Cole template at the time.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2011
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065423124
catalogNumber:
4231

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Love You, I Love You
  2. Confession Blues
  3. Alone in the City
  4. Can Anyone Ask for More
  5. Rockin' Chair Blues
  6. Here I Am
  7. If I Give You My Love
  8. Can't You See Darling
  9. This Love of Mine
  10. Blues Before Sunrise
  11. How Long Blues
  12. A Sentimental Blues
  13. You'll Always Miss the Water
  14. Ain't That Fine
  15. Don't Put All Your Dreams in One Basket
  16. Sittin' On Top of the World
  17. I've Had My Fun
  18. See See Rider
  19. What Have I Done
  20. Honey Honey
  21. She's On the Ball
  22. Th' Ego Song
  23. Late in the Evening Blues
  24. Someday
  25. I'll Do Anything but Work

Disc 2

  1. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
  2. All to Myself
  3. Lonely Boy
  4. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
  5. I'm Glad for Your Sake
  6. Baby Won't you Please Come Home
  7. Hey Now
  8. Kissa Me Baby
  9. The Snow Is Falling
  10. Misery in My Heart
  11. Baby Let Me Hear You Call My Name
  12. Walkin' and Talkin'
  13. I'm Wonderin' and Wonderin'
  14. I Can't Do No More (Why Did You Go)
  15. Guitar Blues
  16. I Cover the Waterfront
  17. Jockey Blues
  18. I'm Coming Home to Stay
  19. My Bicycle Tillie
  20. One Hundred Years from Today
  21. Candy Store Jump
  22. That Chick's Too Young To Fry
  23. I Cover the Waterfront
  24. Jockey Blues
  25. Port Wine

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Charles   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Moore   Guitar
Jack McVea   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Buckner   Trumpet
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Ralph Hamilton   Bass
Sylvester Hickman   Bass
Johnny Miller   Bass
Bill Samuels   Piano,Vocals
Maurice Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Tiny Webb   Guitar
Earl Brown   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Hillard Brown   Drums
Fleming Askew   Trumpet
Charles Waller   Baritone Saxophone
Adam Lambert   Guitar
Milton Garred   Bass
Billy Brooks   Trumpet
Clifton Pitts   Drums
Louis Speigner   Guitar
Gossie D. McKee   Guitar
Frank McClure   Bass
Eddie Piper   Drums

Technical Credits

Neil Slaven   Liner Notes

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