Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 26

Mr. Charles Blues

Album 1961 Blues

Compilation album: Genius Sings The Blues, Atlantic 8052, September 1961 (1952 – 1959).

Recorded on December 4, 1953 in New Orleans.

With Wallace Davenport, Frank Mitchell (trumpets); Gerald O’Neil (alto saxophone), Joe Tillman (tenor saxophone), Warren Bell (baritone saxophone); Lloyd Lambert (bass); Oscar Moore (drums).

Atlantic’s compilation obviously made Ray aware of the tune again; in 1962 it was listed in a concert souvenir brochure as being part of the band’s repertoire, but no live recording has been made.


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