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Ray Charles is the first release on LP by American pianist, vocalist, and band leader Ray Charles. Originally released in 1957 on Atlantic Records, it was re-released as Hallelujah I Love Her So in 1962. Many of the tracks had been hit singles for Ray Charles in the preceding years, notably "Mess Around" in 1953, "A Fool for You" and "I Got A Woman" in 1955, "Drown In My Own Tears" and "Hallelujah I Love Her So" in 1956.

Ray Charles
RayCharlesDebut.jpg
Studio album by Ray Charles
Released 1957, 1962
Recorded May 17, 1953 - November 27, 1956
Genre R&B
Length 38:55
Label Atlantic 8006
Producer Ahmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler
Ray Charles chronology
Ray Charles
(1957)
The Great Ray Charles
(1957)The Great Ray Charles1957
Alternative cover
re-release cover
re-release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
RS Album Guide 4/5 stars link
RedRecords (70/100) link

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Ray Charles except as indicated.

Side One

  1. "Ain't That Love" – 2:51
  2. "Drown in My Own Tears" (Henry Glover) – 3:21
  3. "Come Back Baby" – 3:06
  4. "Sinner's Prayer" (Lloyd Glenn, Lowell Fulson) – 3:24
  5. "Funny (But I Still Love You)" – 3:15
  6. "Losing Hand" (Charles E. Calhoun) – 3:14
  7. "A Fool for You" – 3:03

Side Two

  1. "Hallelujah I Love Her So" – 2:35
  2. "Mess Around" (Ahmet Ertegün) – 2:40
  3. "This Little Girl of Mine" – 2:33
  4. "Mary Ann" – 2:48
  5. "Greenbacks" (Renald Richard) – 2:52
  6. "Don't You Know" – 2:57
  7. "I Got a Woman" (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) – 2:54

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Atlantic Records 8006
  • Cover - Marvin Israel