I'VE HAD MY FUN * RAY CHARLES TRIO * CONCERT HALL 701 * UK
I've Had My Fun aka Going Down Slow, was recorded in Los
Angeles, with Ray Charles, vocal and piano; G. D. McKee, guitar; Milton
Garred, bass; and unknown, drums. It was his first release under his own name
and originally released on Down Beat / Swingtime 215 backed with Sittin' On
Top Of The World.
Ray Charles was still in his late teens when he recorded for Jack
Lauderdale's Down Beat record company, and the smooth, sophisticated 'big city'
style of music he was playing on I've Had My Fun and the other
five tracks on this EP were heavily influenced by his idols: Nat 'King' Cole and
Playing as a trio with Gossie McKee and Milt Garred, Ray Charles (born
Ray Charles Robinson) first recording for Down Beat was I Love You I Love You
(I Will Never Let You Go) which was released in February 1949 on Down Beat /
Swing Time 171 as by The Maxim Trio; this was an error on the part of the record
company as they were calling themselves The McSon Trio (using the Mc from McKee
and the son from Robinson) at the time.
|Let The Good Times Roll||I Donít Need No Doctor||Letís Go Get Stoned|
|Yesterday||Hit The Road Jack||You Be My Baby||Heartbreaker||Eleanor Rigby|
|Talkiní ĎBout You||Iím Moving On||What'd I Say||I've Got A Woman||I Found My Baby|
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