Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 9

Hey Now

Album 1949 - 1956 Way

Swing Time 297-A+ (45 rpm).

Single (B): Swing Time 297, 1952, b/w Baby Won’t You Please Come Home.
Compilation album: The Way I Feel, Proper, 22 October 2007.

Recorded in Los Angeles, in 1951.

Ray Charles “With Orchestra”: Ray Charles – voc, p; arr; Billy Brooks,  Fleming Askew – tp; Marshall Royal, Earl Brown – as; Stanley Turrentine, Maurice Simon – ts; Charles Waller – bs; Frank McClure – b; Eddie Pipper – ds.

Mentioned as “Record to Watch” in Billboard, August 23, 1952.
Mini review from Billboard, September 20, 1952.

The single

What’s The Matter Now / That’s The Blues* was released in 1945 by Continental in New York. Ray must have heard that flipside! Henry “Rubberlegs” Williams (vo), Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Trummy Young (tb), Charlie Parker (as), Don Byas (ts), Clyde Hart (p), Mike Bryan (g), Al Hall (b), Specs Powell (dm).

Review in Cashbox, Aug. 30, 1952.

* Many thanks to Joël Dufour for sharing this find. 

Swing Time 297-A+ (78 rpm).


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