Ray Charles - the 1940's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, page 102:

About the time I was playing hot hillbilly piano [late 1940s]…I bought a primitive wire recorder -- it was really a toy to me -- and some guys came by [my lodgings in Tampa, Florida] just to practice… I had written a song -- hell, I can't even say that; I didn't consider it a composition, just a blues I made up. Called it "Found My Baby There." It was a nasty little number, and that day we worked it out -- along with a couple of other songs -- with the recorder going. The sound quality was so bad it sounded like we were all locked away in a closet. Funny thing about that song: After …   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 102. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427563667532 accessed: 27 May, 2024


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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'Found My Baby There'
written by Ray Charles
performed by Ray Charles
Blues performed by T-Bone Walker

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:27:47 +0000
Approved on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:23:44 +0100