Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Blues Is My Middle Name
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
This appears to be about 8 of his 41 early songs from 1949-1
Chris bct | San Diego, CA USA | 04/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The song titles give it away. And I can tell by listening to the Listen buttons, 8 or so of the songs are from those early years. There are at minimum, 27 different releases on 24 different labels of his Swing Time & Down Beat Recordings from 1949-1952 when he was 19 to 22 years old. Kiss Me Baby (Kissa Me Baby) and I'm Going Down to the River are too of my favorite songs from that period. Both have blazing horns that you just don't hear that often, anywhere. Hit Listen, you'll see these are nicely recorded. He was young but you can't tell. There's apparently 41 to 42 released songs from this period and they appear on 1) The Complete Swing Time & Down Beat Recordings 1949-1952, 2) Ray Charles 45 Great Performances and 3) Mess Around. All three are 2xCD sets. This stuff rocks, in the classic Ray way."