Ray Charles (album)

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Ray Charles
RayCharlesDebut.jpg
Studio album by
Released1957, 1962
RecordedMay 17, 1953 - November 27, 1956
GenreR&B
Length38:55
LabelAtlantic 8006
ProducerAhmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler
Ray Charles chronology
Ray Charles
(1957)
The Great Ray Charles
(1957)
Alternative cover
re-release cover
re-release cover

Ray Charles is the first release on LP by American pianist, vocalist, and band leader Ray Charles. Originally released in 1957 on 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" and "Hallelujah I Love Her So" in 1956.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link
RS Album Guide4/5 stars link
RedRecords(70/100) link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ray Charles except as indicated.

Side One

  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

Side Two

  1. "Hallelujah I Love Her So" – 2:35
  2. "Mess Around" (Ahmet Ertegün) – 2:40
  3. "This Little Girl of Mine" – 2:33
  4. "Mary Ann" – 2:48
  5. "Greenbacks" (Renald Richard) – 2:52
  6. "Don't You Know" – 2:57
  7. "I Got a Woman" (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) – 2:54

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  • Atlantic Records 8006
  • Cover - Marvin Israel