Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Blues Before Sunrise
2:49
2 I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now
2:21
3 Confession Blues
2:30
4 What Have I Done
2:33
5 The Sun’s Gonna Shine
2:38
6 I’ll Do Anything but Work
2:27
7 Losing Hand
3:12
8 Jumpin’ in the Morning
2:46
9 Here I Am (All Alone Again)
2:32
10 Don’t You Know
2:56
11 It Should Have Been Me
2:43
12 Walkin’ and Talkin’
3:08
13 Kiss Me Baby
3:08
14 Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
3:01
15 Come Back Baby
3:06
16 All the Girls in Town
2:21
17 Funny (But I Still Love You)
3:14
18 Roll With Me Baby
2:52
19 Mess Around
2:40
20 I’ve Got a Woman
6:16
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 I’m Going Down the River
3:00
2 Someday
3:08
3 Can’t You See My Darling
2:39
4 This Love of Mine
3:05
5 If I Give You My Love
2:36
6 Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
2:52
7 She’s on the Ball
2:32
8 Honey Honey
2:43
9 Ray Charles Blues
2:34
10 Don’t Put All Your Dreams in One Basket
2:53
11 Ain’t That Fine
2:19
12 Sittin’ on Top of the World
2:16
13 I’ve Had My Fun (Going Down Slow)
2:41
14 You’ll Never Miss Your Water (Til the Well Runs Dry)
4 2:48
15 A Sentimental Blues
3 2:30
16 How Long, How Long Blues
3 2:34
17 Let’s Have a Ball
2:27
18 Rockin’ Chair Blues
2:48
19 Can Anyone Ask for More
2:51
20 Alone in the City
2:59

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1949) (track 1)
trumpet:
Jesse Drakes (1953-05-17) (track 19)
drums:
Connie Kay (1953-05-17) (track 19)
guitar:
bass:
Lloyd Trotman (1953-05-17) (track 19)
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1953-05-17) (track 19)
baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
Dave McRae (1953-05-17) (track 19)
tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
Sam "The Man" Taylor (US tenor saxophonist) (1953-05-17) (track 19)
arranger:
Jesse Stone (track 19)
composer:
Leroy Carr (track 1)
Joseph E. Howard (track 2)
Harold Orlob (track 2)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (tracks 8–10, 13)
lyricist:
Leroy Carr (track 1)
Frank R. Adams (American author, screenwriter, composer & newspaper reporter) (track 2)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (tracks 8–10, 13)
Will M. Hough (track 2)
performer:
The Maxim Trio (track 1)
producer:
Herb Abramson (track 19)
Ahmet Ertegun (track 19)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1953-05-17) (track 19)
Renald Richard (1953-05-17) (track 19)
writer:
Ahmet Ertegun (track 19)
publisher:
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 2)
recorded at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957-1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1953-05-17) (track 19)
cover recording of:
Blues Before Sunrise (1949) (track 1)
recording of:
Don’t You Know (track 10)
Kissa Me Baby (track 13)
Mess Around (1953-05-17) (track 19)

CD 2

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1949) (tracks 3–5, 11, 14, 16)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1950) (track 7)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1951) (track 6)
composer:
Leroy Carr (track 16)
Sol Parker (american songwriter) (tracks 4, 4)
William York (tracks 3, 5, 15, 15, 18)
Rod Andre (track 14)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (tracks 7, 17, 19–20)
Velma Green (track 8)
Betty Hall Jones (track 11)
James Burke Oden (track 13)
lyricist:
Leroy Carr (track 16)
William York (tracks 3, 5, 15, 15, 18)
Rod Andre (track 14)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (tracks 7, 17, 19–20)
Velma Green (track 8)
Betty Hall Jones (track 11)
James Burke Oden (track 13)
Henry Sanicola (tracks 4, 4)
Frank Sinatra (tracks 4, 4)
performer:
The Maxim Trio (tracks 3–5, 11, 14, 16)
Ray Charles Trio (track 7)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 6)
writer:
Lonnie Chatmon (track 12)
Dorinda Morgan (track 10)
Walter Vinson (track 12)
Charles Warfield (track 6)
Clarence Williams (track 6)
William York (track 9)
Betty Hall Jones (track 10)
cover recording of:
A Sentimental Blues (track 15)
Goin’ Down Slow (track 13)
How Long, How Long Blues (1949) (track 16)
If I Give You My Love (1949) (track 5)
This Love of Mine (1949) (track 4)
later versions:
recording of:
A Sentimental Blues (track 15)
Alone in the City (track 20)
Honey Honey (track 8)
Ray Charles Blues (track 9)
Rockin' Chair Blues (track 18)
Ain't That Fine (1949) (track 11)
Can't You See Darling (1949) (track 3)
This Love of Mine (1949) (track 4)
She's on the Ball (1950) (track 7)
version of: