Ray Charles What'd I Say on 180g LP
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray
Ray Charles was the premier architect singer/songwriter/musician whose “genius” of combining jazz, blues with gospel most certainly began the American soul music movement. This modern form of R&B which would become an American way of life hit fever pitch with the release of his 1959 classic hit single and album What’d I Say.
Fused with heavy blues, gospel and rock and roll, "What’d I Say" was one of Ray’s very first Top Ten hits after a very long run of predominantly R&B only chart successes. The tune itself has been covered hundreds of times by some of the most important voices in popular music, like The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many others.
Also included on this masterpiece are some of Ray Charles more refined blues rockers like the powerful instrumental "Rockhouse," the rockin’ "You Be My Baby," the shouter "Tell Me How Do You Feel," and the brilliant pre-soul sounds of "What Kind Of Man Are You" which features the Raylettes’ Mary Ann Fisher.
Friday Music presents the 180 Gram Vinyl Series release of the Ray Charles classic What’d I Say mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray. This release also comes with the original album cover graphics of Marvin Israel, featuring the stunning liner notes by Ren Gravatt as well as the legendary photography of Lee Friedlander.
Ray Charles What'd I Say Track Listing:
1. What’d I Say
2. Jumpin’ In The Mornin’
3. You Be My Baby
4. Tell Me How Do You Feel
5. What Kind Of Man Are You
7. Roll With My Baby
8. Tell All The World About You
9. My Bonnie
10. That’s Enough