(2017) Rockin' Chair Blues

Ray Charles

... read moreThis brief selection from Delta Records features early sides from Ray Charles at a time when he was more of a crooner than the gospel-fueled soulman and icon he was to become. These jazzy and light tracks are pleasant enough, but hardly distinctive, although "Rockin' Chair Blues" has an elegant...

41′:18″ 15 Songs

1
Rockin' Chair Blues
Ray Charles
2:47
2
A Sentimental Blues
Ray Charles
2:26
3
Alone In The City
Ray Charles
2:56
4
Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Ray Charles
2:56
5
How Long How Long Blues
Ray Charles
2:34
6
I've Had My Fun
Ray Charles
2:43
7
Ain't That Fine
Ray Charles
2:18
8
Can Anyone Ask For More
Ray Charles
2:49
9
She's On The Ball
Ray Charles
2:35
10
You Always Miss The Water
Ray Charles
2:49
11
Sittin' On The Top Of The World
Ray Charles
2:17
12
The Midnight Hour
Ray Charles
2:58
13
Someday
Ray Charles
3:11
14
Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket
Ray Charles
2:54
15
I'm Going Down The River
Ray Charles
3:05
Released 27 February 2017, 2017 Railroad

Review

This brief selection from Delta Records features early sides from Ray Charles at a time when he was more of a crooner than the gospel-fueled soulman and icon he was to become. These jazzy and light tracks are pleasant enough, but hardly distinctive, although "Rockin' Chair Blues" has an elegant dignity, and Charles does break out a little on "Kissa Me Baby" and "Someday," but overall this CD has more soft glow than it does fireworks. ~ Steve Leggett