What'd I Say (album)

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What'd I Say
Studio album by Ray Charles
Released October 1959
Recorded September 11, 1952 - February 18, 1959, New York City
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 30:08
Label Atlantic
Producer Ahmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler
Ray Charles chronology
Soul Brothers (1958) What'd I Say (1959) The Genius of Ray Charles (1959)
Singles from What'd I Say
  1. "That's Enough"
    Released: 1959
  2. "What'd I Say"
    Released: July 1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

What'd I Say is the fifth studio album recorded by Ray Charles in New York City and released in 1959. What'd I Say peaked at number 20 on the Billboard "Pop Albums" chart in 1962. The release popularized Charles' first top 10 hit, "What'd I Say", and became his first gold record.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Ray Charles; except where indicated

  1. "What'd I Say" Parts 1 & 2
  2. "Jumpin' in the Mornin'"
  3. "You Be My Baby" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)
  4. "Tell Me How Do You Feel" (Percy Mayfield)
  5. "What Kind of Man Are You" (with Mary Ann Fisher)
  6. "Rockhouse" Parts 1 & 2
  7. "Roll with My Baby" (Sam Sweet)
  8. "Tell All the World About You"
  9. "My Bonnie"
  10. "That's Enough"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  • Atlantic Records 8029
  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed. ed.). New York: Fireside. p. 155. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Magazine Staff (1989). The Rolling Stone Interviews: 1967-1980. MacMillan. p. 260. ISBN 0-312-03486-5. 
  4. ^ jazzdisco.org link