What'd I Say (album)

What'd I Say is the fifth studio album recorded by Ray Charles, and was released in 1959. The release popularized Charles' first top 10 hit, "What'd I Say", and became his first gold record.[2][3]

What'd I Say
Studio album by Ray Charles
Released October 19, 1959
Recorded September 11, 1952 - February 18, 1959, New York City
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 30:08
Label Atlantic
Producer Ahmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler
Ray Charles chronology
Soul Brothers
(1958)Soul Brothers1958
What'd I Say
(1959)
The Genius of Ray Charles
(1959)The Genius of Ray Charles1959
Singles from What'd I Say
  1. "That's Enough"
    Released: 1959
  2. "What'd I Say"
    Released: July 1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

Track listing

All tracks composed by Ray Charles; except where indicated

  1. "What'd I Say" Parts 1 & 2
  2. "Jumpin' in the Mornin'"
  3. "You Be My Baby" (Charles, Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)
  4. "Tell Me How Do You Feel" (Percy Mayfield)
  5. "What Kind of Man Are You" (duet with Mary Ann Fisher)
  6. "Rockhouse" Parts 1 & 2
  7. "Roll with My Baby" (Sam Sweet)
  8. "Tell All the World About You"
  9. "My Bonnie"
  10. "That's Enough"

Personnel

  • Ray Charles keyboards, vocals
  • David Newman tenor saxophone, alto saxophone (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)
  • Emmett Dennis baritone saxophone (tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)
  • Bennie Crawford baritone saxophone (tracks 1, 4)
  • Marcus Belgrave trumpet (tracks 3, 4, 8, 9)
  • Lee Harper trumpet (tracks 3, 8, 9)
  • Ricky Harper trumpet (tracks 5, 10)
  • Joe Bridgewater trumpet (tracks 5, 6, 10)
  • John Hunt trumpet (tracks 4, 6)
  • Edgar Willis bass (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10)
  • Roosevelt Sheffield bass (track 6)
  • Richie Goldberg drums (tracks 3, 8, 9)
  • William Peeples drums (tracks 5, 6, 10)
  • Teagle Fleming drums (track 4)
  • Milt Turner drums (track 1)
  • Mary Ann Fisher vocals (tracks 5, 10)
  • The Raelets vocal group (tracks 3, 5, 8, 9, 10)
  • unknown trumpet, saxophone, bass, drums (tracks 2, 7)[4]

References

  • Atlantic Records 8029
  1. Allmusic review
  2. Brackett, Nathan (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). New York: Fireside. p. 155. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  3. Rolling Stone Staff (1989). The Rolling Stone Interviews: 1967-1980. MacMillan. p. 260. ISBN 0-312-03486-5.
  4. jazzdisco.org link
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