Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ting-A-Ling
The Clovers 3:08
2 Daddy Daddy
Ruth Brown 2:56
3 The Midnight Hour
Ray Charles 4 3:00
4 A Beggar for Your Kisses
The Diamonds 2:59
5 Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Ruth Brown 2:55
6 Good Lovin'
The Clovers 2:59
7 Wild Wild Young Men
Ruth Brown 2:32
8 Mess Around
Ray Charles 2:41
9 Honey Hush
Big Joe Turner 2:40
10 Soul on Fire
LaVern Baker 3:05
11 Money Honey
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters 2:58
12 Lovey Dovey
The Clovers 2:44
13 Such a Night
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters 2:30
14 Tipitina
Professor Longhair 2:40
15 White Christmas
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters 2:39
16 Honey Love
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters 2:26
17 Whatcha Gonna Do
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters 2:47
18 Shake, Rattle and Roll
Big Joe Turner 5 3:00
19 Sh-Boom
The Chords 2:26
20 Oh What a Dream
Ruth Brown 2:55
21 Jam Up
Tommy Ridgley 2:46
22 After the Lights Go Down Low
Al Hibbler 2:41
23 Tomorrow Night
LaVern Baker 3:14
24 Tweedlee Dee
LaVern Baker 3:10
25 I Got a Woman
Ray Charles 2:50
26 Greenbacks
Ray Charles 2:48

Credits

CD 1

engineered in:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1953-11) (track 14)
other instruments:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 23)
drums (drum set):
Connie Kay (1953-05-17) (track 8)
Glenn Brooks (1954-11-18) (tracks 25–26)
trumpet:
Jesse Drakes (1953-05-17) (track 8)
Joe Bridgewater (1954-11-18) (tracks 25–26)
Charles "Clanky" Whitley (1954-11-18) (tracks 25–26)
membranophone:
Sylvester Payne (1953-06-19) (track 10)
Earl Palmer (1953-11) (track 14)
Connie Kay (1954-10-20) (track 23)
guitar:
Walter Adams (guitarist for The Drifters) (track 11)
Jimmy Oliver (guitar, Drifters) (track 15)
MacHouston "Mickey" Baker (1953-05-17) (track 8)
Jimmy Lewis (played guitar on "Soul on Fire" in 1953) (1953-06-19) (track 10)
Wesley Jackson (US R&B guitarist) (1954-11-18) (tracks 25–26)
bass:
Lloyd Trotman (bass) (1953-05-17) (track 8)
Lloyd Trotman (bass) (1953-06-19) (track 10)
Edgar Blanchard (1953-11) (track 14)
Jimmy Bell (jazz bassist) (1954-11-18) (tracks 25–26)
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1953-05-17) (track 8)
Hank Jones (1953-06-19) (track 10)
Professor Longhair (1953-11) (track 14)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1954-11-18) (tracks 25–26)
baritone saxophone:
Pinky Williams (1953-06-19) (track 10)
Alvin “Red” Tyler (American jazz saxophonist) (1953-11) (track 14)
David “Fathead” Newman (1954-11-18) (track 25)
baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
Dave McRae (1953-05-17) (track 8)
tenor saxophone:
Freddie Mitchell (1953-06-19) (track 10)
Lee Allen (US jazz tenor saxophonist) (1953-11) (track 14)
Sam “The Man” Taylor (US tenor saxophonist) (1954-10-20) (track 23)
tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
Sam "The Man" Taylor (US tenor saxophonist) (1953-05-17) (track 8)
Donald Wilkerson (1954-11-18) (track 26)
additional composer:
Lou Willie Turner (track 9)
additional lyricist:
Lou Willie Turner (track 9)
arranger:
Jesse Stone (track 8)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (tracks 25–26)
Gene Redd (Senior; vibraphonist & trumpeter, bandleader and A&R man) (track 10)
background vocals:
The Gliders (1954-10-20) (track 23)
baritone vocals:
Andrew Trasher (track 15)
Gerhart Trasher (track 11)
bass vocals:
Willie Ferbie (track 11)
Bill Pinkney (track 15)
composer:
Sam Coslow (track 23)
Wilhelm Grosz (track 23)
Henry Roeland Byrd (track 14)
Jesse Stone (tracks 11, 18)
Sam Sweet (tracks 3, 3)
Charles Calhoun (track 18)
Big Joe Turner (track 9)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 15)
Winfield Scott (1954) (track 24)
conductor:
Gene Redd (Senior; vibraphonist & trumpeter, bandleader and A&R man) (track 10)
lead vocals:
McPhatter (tracks 11, 15)
Bill Pinkney (track 15)
LaVern Baker (US rhythm & blues singer) (1954-10-20) (track 23)
lyricist:
Henry Roeland Byrd (track 14)
Jesse Stone (tracks 11, 18)
Sam Sweet (tracks 3, 3)
Charles Calhoun (track 18)
Big Joe Turner (track 9)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 15)
Winfield Scott (1954) (track 24)
producer:
Herb Abramson (track 8)
Ahmet Ertegun (tracks 3, 8, 10, 14, 23, 25–26)
Jerry Wexler (tracks 3, 10, 14, 23, 25–26)
solo baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
David “Fathead” Newman (1954-11-18) (track 26)
solo tenor saxophone:
Donald Wilkerson (1954-11-18) (track 25)
tenor vocals:
Bill Pinkney (track 11)
Andrew Trasher (track 11)
Gerhart Trasher (track 15)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1953-05-17) (track 8)
Renald Richard (1953-05-17) (track 8)
LaVern Baker (US rhythm & blues singer) (1953-06-19) (track 10)
Professor Longhair (1953-11) (track 14)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1954-11-18) (tracks 25–26)
writer:
LaVern Baker (US rhythm & blues singer) (track 10)
William Edwards (The Chords) (track 19)
Ahmet Ertegun (tracks 8, 10)
Carl Feaster (track 19)
Claude Feaster (track 19)
James Keyes (track 19)
McPhatter (track 16)
Floyd McRae (track 19)
Renald Richard (track 25)
Jerry Wexler (tracks 10, 16)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 25)
Herb Lance (Herbert J. Lance) (1952) (track 5)
Charlie Singleton (Jazz saxophone player) (1952) (track 5)
John Wallace (bass player for Harry Chapin) (1952) (track 5)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 15)
Mijac Music (track 25)
P.M.P.C. Inc. (track 16)
Walden, Inc. (track 11)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (track 15)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 25)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 15)
recorded at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1953-05-17) (track 8)
later releases:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 215) (track 19)
arrangements:
Shake, Rattle and Roll (for jazz ensemble, Lowden) (track 18)
cover recording of:
The Midnight Hour (track 3)
Tweedlee Dee (track 24)
Tomorrow Night (1954-10-20) (track 23)
later translated versions:
Noël blanc (track 15)
Rap jul (track 15)
Tweedlee Dee (French version) (track 24)
Valkea joulu (track 15)
Weiße Weihnacht (track 15)
ホワイトクリスマス (Tomoko Nakayama’s translation) (track 15)
投降吧 (track 24)
later versions:
Tomorrow Night (Bob Dylan version) (track 23)
recording of:
Honey Hush (track 9)
Honey Love (track 16)
Sh‐Boom (track 19)
The Midnight Hour (track 3)
White Christmas (track 15)
Mess Around (1953-05-17) (track 8)
Soul on Fire (1953-06-19) (track 10)
Money Honey (1953-08-09) (track 11)
Tipitina (1953-11) (track 14)
Greenbacks (1954-11-18) (track 26)
I Got a Woman (1954-11-18) (track 25)
referred to in medleys:
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 15)
Medley (Christmas with Frank Ferrari) (track 15)
Swing the Mood (track 18)

Release Group

part of: Atlantic R&B 1947-1974 (number: 2)