Ray Charles (album)

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Ray Charles
Studio album by Ray Charles
Released 1957, 1962
Recorded May 17, 1953 - November 27, 1956
Genre R&B
Length 38:55
Label Atlantic 8006
Producer Ahmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler
Ray Charles chronology
Ray Charles
(1957)
The Great Ray Charles
(1957)
Alternative cover
re-release cover

Ray Charles is Ray Charles' 1957 debut album for Atlantic Records. It was re-released as Hallelujah I Love Her So in 1962. Many of the tracks had been hit singles for Ray Charles in the preceding years, notably "Mess Around" in 1953, "A Fool for You" and "I Got A Woman" in 1955, "Drown In My Own Tears", "Lonely Avenue" and "Hallelujah I Love Her So" in 1956.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
RS Album Guide 4/5 stars link
RedRecords (70/100) link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ray Charles except as indicated.

  1. "Ain't That Love" – 2:51
  2. "Drown in My Own Tears" (Henry Glover) – 3:21
  3. "Come Back Baby" – 3:06
  4. "Sinner's Prayer" (Lloyd Glenn, Lowell Fulson) – 3:24
  5. "Funny (But I Still Love You)" – 3:15
  6. "Losing Hand" (Charles E. Calhoun) – 3:14
  7. "A Fool for You" – 3:03
  8. "Hallelujah I Love Her So" – 2:35
  9. "Mess Around" (A. Ertegün) – 2:42
  10. "This Little Girl of Mine" – 2:33
  11. "Mary Ann" – 2:48
  12. "Greenbacks" (Renald Richard) – 2:52
  13. "Don't You Know" – 2:57
  14. "I Got a Woman" (Charles, Richard) – 2:54

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  • Atlantic Records 8006
  • Cover - Marvin Israel