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Ray Charles The Complete Early Recordings 1949-52 (2-CD)

The Complete Early Recordings 1949-52 (2-CD)
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Ray Charles: The Complete Early Recordings 1949-52 (2-CD)

(1949-52) (137:54/50)


Charles, Ray - The Complete Early Recordings 1949-52 (2-CD) CD 1
1: I Love You, I Love You CHARLES, Ray
2: Confession Blues CHARLES, Ray
3: Alone In This City CHARLES, Ray
4: Can Anyone Ask For More CHARLES, Ray
5: Rockin' Chair Blues CHARLES, Ray
6: Here I Am CHARLES, Ray
7: If I Give You My Love CHARLES, Ray
8: Can't You See Darling CHARLES, Ray
9: This Love Of Mine CHARLES, Ray
10: Blues Before Sunrise CHARLES, Ray
11: How Long Blues CHARLES, Ray
12: Sentimental Blues CHARLES, Ray
13: You'll Always Miss The Water CHARLES, Ray
14: Ain't That Fine CHARLES, Ray
15: Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket CHARLES, Ray
16: Sittin' On Top Of The World CHARLES, Ray
17: I've Had My Fun CHARLES, Ray
18: See See Rider CHARLES, Ray
19: What Have I Done CHARLES, Ray
20: Honey Honey CHARLES, Ray
21: She's On The Ball CHARLES, Ray
22: Th' Ego Song CHARLES, Ray
23: Late In The Evening CHARLES, Ray
24: Someday CHARLES, Ray
25: I'll Do Anything But Work CHARLES, Ray
26: I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now CHARLES, Ray
27: All To Myself CHARLES, Ray
28: Lonely Boy CHARLES, Ray
29: Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand CHARLES, Ray
30: I'm Glad For Your Sake CHARLES, Ray
31: Baby Won't You Please Come Home CHARLES, Ray
32: Hey Now CHARLES, Ray
33: Kissa Me Baby CHARLES, Ray
34: The Snow Is Falling CHARLES, Ray
35: Misery In My Heart CHARLES, Ray
36: Baby Let Me Hear You Call My Name CHARLES, Ray
37: Walkin' And Talkin' CHARLES, Ray
38: I'm Wonderin' And Wonderin' CHARLES, Ray
39: I Can't Do No More (Why Did You Go) CHARLES, Ray
40: Guitar Blues CHARLES, Ray
41: I Cover The Wasterfront SAMUELS, Bill
42: Jockey Blues SAMUELS, Bill
43: I'm Coming Home To Stay SAMUELS, Bill
44: My Bicycle Tillie SAMUELS, Bill
45: One Hundred Years From Today SAMUELS, Bill
46: Candy Store Jump SAMUELS, Bill
47: That Chick's Too Young SAMUELS, Bill
48: I Cover The Waterfront SAMUELS, Bill
49: Jockey Blues SAMUELS, Bill
50: Port Wine SAMUELS, Bill


Artikeleigenschaften von Ray Charles: The Complete Early Recordings 1949-52 (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Ray Charles

  • Albumtitel: The Complete Early Recordings 1949-52 (2-CD)

  • Format CD
  • Genre Blues

  • Title The Complete Early Recordings 1949-52 (2-CD)
  • Label JSP

  • SubGenre Blues - Electric

  • EAN: 0788065423124

  • weight in Kg 0.200

Artist description "Charles, Ray"

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Losing Hand

(Charles Calhoun)

Atlantic 1037


Ray Charles had only recently joined the roster of Atlantic Records when he waxed the mournful blues Losing Hand on May 17, 1953 with a New York session crew consisting of saxists Dave McRae, Freddie Mitchell, and Pinky Williams, bassist Lloyd Trotman, drummer Connie Kay, and guitarist Mickey Baker, whose slippery chords cascade downward like thick, murky molasses. Brother Ray didn't use a guitarist on his subsequent Atlantic sides, making Baker's presence quite unusual (arranger Jesse Stone wrote the song under his alias of Charles Calhoun). Ray had yet to explode with his groundbreaking gospel/blues synthesis, although his impassioned vocal and two-fisted piano offered clues as to his immediate future.

"He still was being recorded in the conventional way, like you'd record almost any single singing artist," said Ray's late co-producer, Jerry Wexler. "We got the backing musicians, we got the arranger Jesse Stone, we rehearsed, and so on."

Born in Albany, Georgia on September 23, 1930 but raised in Greenville, Florida, Ray Charles Robinson lost his sight as a child but gained a love for music—blues, boogie-woogie, jazz, country—that was unshakable. He left the state school for the blind at 15, his piano skills already formidable, and somehow made his way cross-country from Jacksonville, Florida to Seattle. Jack Lauderdale of Swing Time/Down Beat Records brought Charles and his McSon Trio aboard in 1949. His first release was a hit and two more after that too, though his predilection for imitating Nat King Cole and Charles Brown hadn't been tamed yet.

Swing Time was experiencing financial difficulties in 1952, so Lauderdale peddled Charles' contract to Atlantic. There Ray would transform R&B with his daring gospel/blues synthesis on the smashes I've Got A Woman, Hallelujah I Love Her So, and What'd I Say (speaking of advancements in electric instrumentation, he played a Wurlitzer piano on the latter). His sessions were like no other at Atlantic.

"They were exciting, edifying, thrilling," said Wexler. "We're talking about Ray Charles. There were no downers. I mean, there was never anything negative or worrying, because Ray Charles had the whole thing figured out from beginning to end. And so, as would be the case with many other sessions, when there had to be some direction from us because we weren't going anywhere, or some changes to be made, that wasn't the case with Ray."

Of course, Ray's ceaseless musical experiments rendered him a superstar right up to his June 10, 2004 death. No wonder they called him a genius.

- Bill Dahl -
Chicago, Illinois


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