Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 17

Sinner’s Prayer

Album 1957 RayCharlesAlbum 2004 CompanyWith B.B. KingWith Billy Preston

Single (A): Atlantic 1021, March 1954, b/w It Should’ve Been Me.
Compilation album: Ray Charles, Atlantic 8006, June 1957.

Taped in New York on 17 May 1953 with Jesse Drakes – trumpet; Sam Taylor- tenor sax; Dave McRae – bari; Connie Kay – drums; Mickey Baker – guitar; Lloyd Trotman – bass.

B.B. King, at the session.

For his last album Genius Loves Company (Concord, August 2004) Ray sought out B.B. King for an amazing duet version of the song (with Billy Preston on Hammond, Irvin Kramer on guitar and Tom Fowler on bass).

More session photos here.


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