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18 November 2014

Baby Won't You Please Come Home

Swing Time 297-A (78 rpm).

Swing Time 297-A (45 rpm).
Single (A): Swing Time 297, b/w Hey Now.
Compilation album: The Way I Feel, Proper, 22 Oct 2007.

Recorded in Los Angeles, in 1951.

Ray Charles "with Orchestra": Ray Charles - voc, p; Unidentified - g, b, d. Sy Oliver - arranger.

From Billboard, September 20, 1952.
The brief Billboard review from 20 September 1952 could have influenced Charles' decision to find his own voice: "Again Charles comes up with a fine reading on an oldie in which he sounds so very much like Nat Cole. Trouble is, Nat Cole is still around and kicking up a storm of his own".

In 1970 Ray played the tune in an episode of The Name Of The Game:

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