Saturday, September 05, 2015


Ray Charles • Sinner’s Prayer • 1954

Ray Charles, vocal/piano; Freddie Mitchell, Ernest Williams, tenor saxes; Dave McRae, baritone sax; Mickey Baker, guitar; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Connie Kay, drums; Candido Camero, congas. New York City, 17 May 1953

The “Sinner’s Prayer” will be answered on Hallelujah I Lover Her So!

Atlantic 8006 reissue LP cover: Lawren/flickr

In the coming week on Blues All Kinds, Johnny Rodriguez rides his thumb to México, Lee Dorsey finds himself still working in the coal mine, Santiago Jiménez Jr. plays tribute to the Rose of San Antone, Ralph Stanley tries without much success to get to Little Rock, Link Wray honors his mother Lillian, Tampa Red and Johnnie Temple deal with the devil, and Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker lament the wasted years.

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