The Great Ray Charles

The Great Ray Charles

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The Great Ray Charles

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The Great Ray Charles is Ray Charles' second album for Atlantic Records. Released in 1957. Later CD re-issues often include as a bonus, 6 of 8 tracks from The Genius After Hours.

Track listing

Original LP release

Side A
  1. "The Ray" <small>(Quincy Jones)</small> – 4:00
  2. "My Melancholy Baby" <small>(Ernie Burnett, George A. Norton)</small> – 4:20
  3. "Black Coffee" <small>(Sonny Burke, Paul Webster)</small> – 5:32
  4. "There's No You" <small>(Tom Adair, Harold Hopper)</small> – 4:47
Side B
  1. "Doodlin' <small>(Horace Silver)</small> – 5:54
  2. "Sweet Sixteen Bars" – 4:07
  3. "I Surrender Dear" <small>(Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford)</small> – 5:08
  4. "Undecided" <small>(Sid Robin, Charlie Shavers)</small> – 3:40

note: some sources list "Ain't Misbehavin'" in place of "Black Coffee"

1990 CD reissue

includes 6 bonus tracks from The Genius After Hours
  1. "Dawn Ray" – 5:03
  2. "The Man I Love" <small>(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)</small> – 4:26
  3. "Music, Music, Music" <small>(Bernie Baum, Stephen Weiss)</small> – 2:53
  4. "Black Coffee" <small>(Burke, Webster)</small> – 5:43
  5. "The Ray" <small>(Jones)</small> – 3:55
  6. "I Surrender Dear" <small>(Barris, Clifford)</small> –......
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