Friday, April 12, 2013

Record #0326: Rockhouse (Part 1) / Rockhouse (Part 2) – RAY CHARLES

Atlantic 2006 (original) USA, Oct. 1958
Music by:  Ray Charles
Musicians: Ray Charles (piano), David “Fathead” Newman (tenor sax), Emmett Dennis (baritone sax), Joe Bridgewater (trumpet), John Hunt (trumpet), Roosevelt Sheffield (bass), William Peeples (drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Ahmet Ertegün and Jerry Wexler in New York, NY, 1958
Highest chart positions:  US #79, US R&B #14

"Rockhouse" is a mighty fine bluesy jazz instrumental that was split into two parts as at the time it was almost an impossible thought to put a nearly 4 minutes long track on one side of a single.

The song was also included in Charles’ 1959 album “What’d I Say” (US Album #20).

List price:  Very Good+ is $7.50, Near Mint is $15

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