Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 8

Why Did You Go

Album 1949 - 1956 Way

The Miami-based music business veteran Henry Stone has claimed several times that he recorded and released the tune in 1950 or 1951, together with St. Pete’s BluesWalkin’ And Talkin’and I’m Wonderin’ And Wonderin’. 
In the excellently researched liner notes of the “early years” compilation album The Way I Feel, though, only Walkin’ And Talkin’ and I’m Wonderin’ And Wonderin’ are located in “Miami”, but then with a question mark, and the discographer’s verdict for the dating is “1951”. But all this remains uncertain.

According to the same source, the most probable line-up was: Ray Charles – voc, p; possibly Gosady McKee – g; Otto McQueen – b; Manzy Harris – ds.


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