The Complete Early Recordings 1949-1952

The Complete Early Recordings 1949-1952

by Ray CharlesRay Charles


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Ray Charles was really closer to Nat King Cole than he was to being an innovative R&B and soul singer (and pianist) when he first began recording with his trio in 1949, although the spark of something unique and special was already visible and audible. This two-disc, 51-track set collects the early sides Charles recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rounds things out with ten tracks cut by Bill Samuels, an artist who was also working in the same Nat King Cole template at the time.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2011
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065423124
catalogNumber: 4231
Rank: 64893

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Charles   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Moore   Guitar
Jack McVea   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Buckner   Trumpet
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Ralph Hamilton   Bass
Sylvester Hickman   Bass
Johnny Miller   Bass
Bill Samuels   Piano,Vocals
Maurice Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Tiny Webb   Guitar
Earl Brown   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Hillard Brown   Drums
Fleming Askew   Trumpet
Charles Waller   Baritone Saxophone
Adam Lambert   Guitar
Milton Garred   Bass
Billy Brooks   Trumpet
Clifton Pitts   Drums
Louis Speigner   Guitar
Gossie D. McKee   Guitar
Frank McClure   Bass
Eddie Piper   Drums

Technical Credits

Neil Slaven   Liner Notes

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