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Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles

Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles is an album by American singer Bobby Darin, released in 1962. It reached number 96 on the Billboard 200 and remained there for 11 weeks.[1]

Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1962
GenreRhythm and blues
Length36:17
LabelAtco
ProducerAhmet Ertegün
Bobby Darin chronology
Twist with Bobby Darin
(1961)
Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles
(1962)
Things and Other Things
(1962)

BackgroundEdit

Darin recorded the album as a tribute to Ray Charles. His version of "What'd I Say" was a Grammy nomination for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording. Guest soloists included Nino Tempo, Plas Johnson and Darlene Love. Darin once said, "I'm proud to say that I was on the Ray Charles bandwagon when it was just a baby carriage. In fact, two singers—Fats Domino and Ray Charles—opened up my ears to a whole new world, different from anything I'd heard until then. They both became major influences when I realized these are the roots."[1]

The album was reissued on CD in 2004.

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [1]

In his Allmusic review, critic JT Griffith wrote "In addition to the rocking "What'd I Say," standouts include the swinging testament to love, "I Got a Woman," "Ain't That Love," and "Hallelujah I Love Her So."... A listener can debate if these covers are as good as the originals (could they be?) but not the authenticity that jumps off the turntable."[1]

Track listingEdit

All songs by Ray Charles unless otherwise noted.

  1. "What'd I Say" – 4:08
  2. "I Got a Woman" (Charles, Renald Richard) – 6:34
  3. "Tell All the World About You" (Charles, Percy Mayfield) – 1:54
  4. "Tell Me How Do You Feel" – 2:50
  5. "My Bonnie" – 2:33
  6. "The Right Time" (Lew Herman) – 3:28
  7. "Hallelujah I Love Her So" – 2:51
  8. "Leave My Woman Alone" – 3:16
  9. "Ain't That Love" – 2:57
  10. "Drown in My Own Tears" (Henry Glover) – 3:23
  11. "That's Enough" – 2:23

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Griffith, JT. "Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved May 15, 2015.