Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 18

Baby Won’t You Please Come Home

'70 FI NameAlbum 1949 - 1956 Way

Swing Time 297-A (78 rpm).
Swing Time 297-A (45 rpm).

Single (A): Swing Time 297, b/w Hey Now.
Compilation album: The Way I Feel, Proper, 22 Oct 2007.

Recorded in Los Angeles, in 1951.

Ray Charles “with Orchestra”: Ray Charles – voc, p; Unidentified – g, b, d. Sy Oliver – arranger.

From Billboard, September 20, 1952.

The brief Billboard review from 20 September 1952 could have influenced Charles’ decision to find his own voice: “Again Charles comes up with a fine reading on an oldie in which he sounds so very much like Nat Cole. Trouble is, Nat Cole is still around and kicking up a storm of his own”.

In 1970 Ray played the tune in an episode of The Name Of The Game:


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