‘Ray Charles’ is his debut album recorded between May 17, 1953 and November 27, 1956, released in 1957 (and re-released as ‘Hallelujah I Love Her So’ in 1962) by Atlantic .
Track Listing : 1.Ain’T That Love (Ray Charles) – 02:51 . 2.Drown In My Own Tears (Henry Glover) – 03:21 . 3.Come Back Baby (Ray Charles) – 03:06 . 4.Sinner’S Prayer (Lloyd Glenn, Lowell Fulson) – 03:24 . 5.Funny (But I Still Love You) (Ray Charles) – 03:15 . 6.Losing Hand (Charles E. Calhoun) – 03:14 . 7.A Fool For You (Ray Charles) – 03:03 . 8.Hallelujah I Love Her So (Ray Charles) – 02:35 . 9.Mess Around (Ahmet Ertegün) – 02:42 . 10.This Little Girl Of Mine (Ray Charles) – 02:33 . 11.Mary Ann (Ray Charles) – 02:48 . 12.Greenbacks (Renald Richard) – 02:52 . 13.Don’T You Know (Ray Charles) – 02:57 . 14.I Got A Woman (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) – 02:54
Musicians : Ray Charles – Vocals, Piano . The Ray Charles Orchestra – Instrumentation
Production : Produced By Ahmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler
Package : Marvin Israel – Cover . Jim Marshall – Cover Photo . Guy Remark – Liner Notes
Recorded Between May 17, 1953 And November 27, 1956.
Released In 1957, 1962 By Atlantic .
Ray Charles, AKA Hallelujah, I Love Her So is a collection of some of the earliest songs to make up the foundations of what is known today as soul music. It is important as a historical note, but the quality of music here remains strong and makes it a far from redundant and outdated recording. […]
The album was reissued in 1962 with the title Hallelujah I Love Her Soand has since also been reissued under the title Rock & Roll, but whatever it’s called, it introduced one of the most dynamic performers of the 20th century to a new and wider audience. […]