Ray Charles’ ‘What’d I Say’

Ray Charles’ ‘What’d I Say’ is a studio album recorded between September 11, 1952 and February 18, 1959 and released in October 1959 by Atlantic.

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Track listing : 1.What’d I Say (Ray Charles) – 05:04 . 2.Jumpin’ In The Mornin’ (Ray Charles) – 02:43 . 3.You Be My Baby (Doc Pomus, Morty Shuman, Ray Charles) – 02:27 . 4.Tell Me How Do You Feel (Percy Mayfield, Ray Charles) – 02:40 . 5.What Kind Of Man Are You (Ray Charles) – 02:47 . 6.Rockhouse (Ray Charles) – 03:54 . 7.Roll With My Baby (Sam Sweet) – 02:34 . 8.Tell The Whole World About You (Ray Charles) – 02:00 . 9.My Bonnie (Ray Charles) – 02:48 . 10.That’s Enough (Ray Charles) – 02:47 .

Musicians : Ray Charles – Keyboards, Vocals . David Newman – Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Emmett Dennis – Baritone Saxophone On (3 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Bennie Crawford – Baritone Saxophone On (1 – 4) . Marcus Belgrave – Trumpet On (3 – 4 – 8 – 9) . Lee Harper – Trumpet On (3 – 8 – 9) . Ricky Harper – Trumpet On (5 – 10) . Joe Bridgewater – Trumpet On (5 – 6 – 10) . John Hunt – Trumpet On (4 – 6) . Edgar Willis – Bass On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Roosevelt Sheffield – Bass On (6) . Richie Goldberg – Drums On (3 – 8 – 9) . William Peeples – Drums On (5 – 6 – 10) . Teagle Fleming – Drums On (4) . Milt Turner – Drums On (1) . Mary Ann Fisher – Vocals On (5 – 10) . The Raelettes – Vocal Group On (3 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10) .

Production Produced by Ahmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler .

Package : Marvin Israel – Cover . Ren Grevatt – Liner Notes . Lee Friedlander – Photography .

Recorded September 11, 1952 – February 18, 1959 in New York City .

Released in October 1959 by Atlantic.

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Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
And with such basic material, the band rarely gets to show off its strengths. The high points are indeed high, but since so many Charles albums are solid all the way through, I can’t recommend this hit-or-miss collection very strongly. […]

TheFuzz @ RateYourMusic
Side A, we’re talking about great great music. I’d end up deciding somewhere around 4 stars. Unfortunately, side B brings this record down. It seems to run out of gas and lose the swing that gives the first five songs that drive. […]

Rolling Stone
The man they called “The Genius” literally wrote “What’d I Say” in front of an audience, in late 1958 or early ’59. He and his crack R&B orchestra, newly supplemented by a female vocal group, the Raelettes, were playing a marathon dance show in a small town near Pittsburgh. […]

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