Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
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.
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: