What'd I Say (album)

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What'd I Say
Studio album by Ray Charles
Released October 19, 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)Soul Brothers1958
What'd I Say
The Genius of Ray Charles
(1959)The Genius of Ray Charles1959
Singles from What'd I Say
  1. "That's Enough"
    Released: 1959
  2. "What'd I Say"
    Released: July 1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

What'd I Say is the fifth studio album recorded by Ray Charles, and was released in 1959. 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" (Charles, Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)
  4. "Tell Me How Do You Feel" (Percy Mayfield)
  5. "What Kind of Man Are You" (duet 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"



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